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Hello Tom,

Hope you are fine.

I am having query as below.

I am working in airline industry where, we need to code flight operating on day.

the information we got in form of two letter day code (e.g MO for MON, TU for TUE, WE for WED...etc)

if flight is operating on Thesday and Friday they are providing only as TU , FR
to code above i want the outcome in below format in excel.

MON   TUE   WED   THU   FRI   SAT   SUN   
false   true   false   false   true   false   false

Then i can just copy paste the above true /false in that system.

but client is providing only operating day code and i want the result in above form
to get a clear picture i am again giving another example.
if operating day is Monday, Wednesday , Friday and Sunday then they will only provide MO,WE,FR,SU (so by default flight is not operating on tue,thu and sat)

but i want the format as below

MON   TUE   WED   THU   FRI   SAT   SUN   
true   false   true   false   true   false   true

Is there any formula or shortcut to do this?



say that value is  (TU,FR) is in cell A1

then say

MON  is in G30
in G31 put in


When I dragged  G31 across I got:

MON    TUE    WED    THUR    FRI    SAT    SUN

So I think this or something similar will work for you.

Tom Ogilvy  
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