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At 17:35 21/07/2012 -0700, Kuuga Noname wrote:
I want to, in the weapon and armor tables, be able to populate the whole row with relevant data simply by selecting an item in the Name columns. For example, if I enter Broadsword in the weapon name column I want it to automatically fill the rest of the row with its damage, size, reach and so on.

This can be done fairly easily with the VLOOKUP() function. In your example, I gave the name "Weapons" to the array of weapons values on the "Weapon list" sheet. Then in cell C3 of the weapons table on the Equipment sheet (the first row of the Damage column), I entered
Then I filled this formula down the column and across the table.

How does this work? The VLOOKUP() function searches the first column of the Weapons array for the value in A3, A4 etc. When it finds a match, it returns the corresponding value from the same row but a different column in the array. The expression COLUMN()-1 defines this column as one fewer than the column containing the formula. The final parameter - FALSE or 0 - indicates that the values being searched in the first column of the array are not necessarily in order and that an exact match (or an error condition) is required.

Another thing I want to do, but isn't really necessary, is make the sheet to automatically subtract your total bonus skill points as you assign them to skills; I simply can't figure out a way to accomplish this.

I'm not exactly sure how you want this to appear. But you will want to have a cell (or table) somewhere with the initial values. This might be on a separate sheet or even in hidden cells. Then your visible cell (or table) for these values will contain a formula summing the assigned values and subtracting the result from the original (fixed) value in the other table. This way, the cell(s) will show running totals as points are assigned.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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