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Calculate remaining balance



This is almost the same as the previous question. as I copied the formula to a different spreedsheet. but it's not working even thou I think I changed all relivant figures.

The current balance figure in C10 should show the remaining balance but shows blank.


I changed = COUNTIF(B17:B39,"<"&$C$2) to match the actual number of payment. this works




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If you have in C9:

= COUNTIF(B17:B39,"<"&$C$2)
then the formula in C10 should be:
i.e. you just got the wrong number of offset columns. 0 means the same column B and the 3 above means three columns to the right so E (where your balance numbers are).

Note that you can have negative offsets for both rows and columns (provided that never produces a number less than 1).

Hope this works for you.



Suggest you search for the Microsoft (or other) guidance on Offset (the function) to understand it better.
John_Ru (rep: 3992) Dec 17, '21 at 6:51 pm
Thanks again John.

sounds easy when you explain it like that.
wildecoyote1966 (rep: 28) Dec 17, '21 at 7:03 pm
Sorry I didn't before but good that you get it now.

Don't forget that you if you have an equation in a cell, you can click on the fx function "button" (after cross and tick/check symbols and to the left of the formula bar) to see the parameters of afunction like OFFSET and there's a "Help on this function" hyperlink to where Microsoft give some useful tips. Which function you get help on depends on where you click in a complex formula (if there are several nested functions).
John_Ru (rep: 3992) Dec 17, '21 at 7:09 pm
I wish windows on my pc wouldn't automatically update.
wildecoyote1966 (rep: 28) Dec 18, '21 at 8:59 pm
That's often an annoying surprise, even if you schedule the times it's allowed to, but assume that has no bearing on this question/answer. 
John_Ru (rep: 3992) Dec 19, '21 at 2:40 am
no bearing just saying.
I go get a coffee and it's shutdown and done whatever then I have 10 recovered files
wildecoyote1966 (rep: 28) Dec 19, '21 at 6:52 pm
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