Did you ever start working on an Excel spreadsheet and realize you needed it to do something you didn’t know how to do? I’ve been working on the next article in my Excel BTS Project Tracker series. I needed an Excel Hierarchical List, and I didn’t know how to do that. I have to learn a couple new things to do that and I wanted to share that with you.
The trial and error approach is an agonizing way to find the key to learning something new. Often, there is a deadline, your boss wants the spreadsheet done pretty quickly. What if one of your coworkers recently presented an Excel spreadsheet that was very good, and you feel like yours needs to be equally good or it will suffer by comparison?
I need to list all the BTS and every task for each BTS. You might need to do something similar. Examples I can think of include documenting port cards in an RNC, or maybe DS-3 circuit IDs and DS-1 assignments, or mapping trunk group and trunk numbers. Anyplace where there is hierarchical numbering you might have to do something similar.
Of course, there are applications for this outside of Telecoms, too. How about sample tests grouped together, or deliveries addressed to different postcodes, or student IDs in different grades. I’m sure you can think of many more.
I tell you, these days the workplace can be so competitive. You might quickly be left behind if you aren’t continually upgrading your skills by reading the right blog. Excel is definitely one of the skills you need to constantly be improving. Continue reading “Excel Hierarchical List”