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Feb 8, 2017 9:07 AM
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Feb 8, 2017 9:20 AM
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You can use column formulas. They will either copy a new level from the left in the current row or a repeating value from above the previous row. You can use the amount of white space (indentation) to determine which column should use the value. You will have some missing values for the intial rows and below where the previous column resets

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Feb 8, 2017 9:40 AM
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I attached a data table to show the approach I described at work. It doesn't handle special cases yet.

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Feb 8, 2017 9:20 AM
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You can use column formulas. They will either copy a new level from the left in the current row or a repeating value from above the previous row. You can use the amount of white space (indentation) to determine which column should use the value. You will have some missing values for the intial rows and below where the previous column resets

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Feb 8, 2017 9:31 AM
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So you are wanting it to look like this?

If so, I created the columns as formulas and used the Item function to pull the proper pieces out of the Location column.

Dan Obermiller

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Feb 8, 2017 10:03 AM
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However, is there a way to fill the columns for each row? Some Row subscript?

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Feb 8, 2017 9:40 AM
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I attached a data table to show the approach I described at work. It doesn't handle special cases yet.

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Feb 8, 2017 10:07 AM
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