I have a list of 40 numbers in Excel (2002), and what I want Excel to do in an adjacent column is give each of the 40 original values a rank number (eg. put a 1 next to the higest number out of the 40, and a 40 next to the lowest - or maybe not a 40 if there are duplicates...)
Anyway I am using the formula =Rank(number, array, order), which I hope is right for what I want to do, however I am having problems when I drag this forumla down the column as the wrong parts of it automatically change.
To start with I want to find the rank of A1 out of A1:A40, and I set the order to 0, so I have this:
=Rank(A1,A1:A40,0) and it works fine and tells me how this number is ranked out of A1-A40
however I want to find the rank of all the numbers A1-A40 out of A1:A40, but when I drag the forumla down the column it goes wrong.
I want the forumla to do this
but not just the number, but also the array changes. In reality it does this:
Is it possible to set it so only the first part of the forumla changes, and the array from which it is taking the rank stays the same - so all the numbers can be ranked out of all the numbers, and not some strage moving rank is acheived?
Thanks so much
Edited by PGH, 17 February 2006 - 12:12 PM.