# Quantity distribution

#### Thomas Kuriakose

##### Active Member
Respected Sirs,

I need your guidance and help, I am struggling to distribute a three year quantity usage of items proportionally into three year quarters. I am not sure how to use thsi input data to arrive at the total usage

The data available is as follows -
1. List of Items - A3:A26 - input
1. Total usage of last three years - B3:B26 - input
2. Usage distribution - I3:T26 - to be worked out

Kindly find attached the file for your kind reference.

Thank you very much for your support always.

Much appreciated,

with regards,
thomas

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#### NARAYANK991

##### Excel Ninja
Hi ,

It is not clear what the output should be like.

The sum total of the past 3 years is 240 ; but was it 80 , 80 and 80 in each of these 3 years ?

What is the purpose of columns C through H in your table ?

Narayan

#### Thomas Kuriakose

##### Active Member
Respected Sir,

Thank you very much for your guidance and support on this question.

For the first three cases, I manually updated to arrive at the distribution to match the total.

The columns C to H was added to check whether the monthly usage was a round number, but this was not a part of the input.

The required output should be whole numbers in quarters and if not based on the quantity used the maximum usage to be distributed in the last year 2019 or the best case which will proportion the quantity.

Thank you very much once again,

with regards,
thomas

#### NARAYANK991

##### Excel Ninja
Hi ,

Wouldn't this work then ?

=Table1[@Quantity]/COUNT(\$I\$1:\$T\$1)

Enter this in cell I3 , copy across and down.

Narayan

#### Thomas Kuriakose

##### Active Member
Respected Sir,

Thanks once again, I entered the formula, but it gives varying results.

Kindly find attached the file updated for your kind perusal.

Thanks you very much once again,

with regards,
thomas

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#### Thomas Kuriakose

##### Active Member
Respected Sir,

I missed to give a absolute reference in the table. Sorry for this.

Here are the updated results,

How can we get whole numbers instead of decimal values in such a case, is there a way to add the balance portion to the year 2019 quarters.

Thank you very much for your support,

with regards,
thomas

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#### NARAYANK991

##### Excel Ninja
Hi ,

When I do it , I am not getting the results you get.

Narayan

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#### NARAYANK991

##### Excel Ninja
Hi ,

See the attached file.

Narayan

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#### Peter Bartholomew

##### Well-Known Member
The attached distributes the balance evenly over the requisite number of quarters.

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#### Thomas Kuriakose

##### Active Member
Respected Sirs,

Thank you so much for the two solutions provided.

These are awesome solutions, this works perfectly,

Very much appreciated always.

with regards,
thomas