jsm wrote at 2012-11-27 14:30:39
It would be great if Excel added a "New Series Detection" algorithm, that assuming you sorted the data by series, you could specify the Series Name column and have all of your Y values in a single column, and have Excel automatically start a new series every time the Series Name changes.
Thankfully you can at least pivot the unique series names into columns, and than have the formulas mentioned above reference the series name, instead of hard-coding the IF(c7='A'). You can replace 'A' with a reference to the pivoted series name.
Using the approach highlighted here can add's tens/hundreds of columns to your spreadsheet to pivot what was three columns (x value, series name, y value), into 50+ columns where every series has its own column for y values.
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