## Friday, July 12, 2013

Question:

( by Jamethiel Bane )

Hi everyone,
I'm looking to calculate change in a value over time. A measurement is taken every day, and the date and measurement recorded. I'm looking to calculate the change in the measurement over a week. I've managed to return the most recent measurement by the following formula

=(FILTER( 'Sheet1'!C:C ; ROW('Sheet1'!C:C) =MAX( FILTER( ROW('Sheet1'!C:C) ; NOT(ISBLANK('Sheet1'!C:C))))))

But I need to subtract the value 7 rows above (which happens to be a week prior) and I can't work out how to return that. The data is in the form

 11-Jun 188.5 12-Jun 187.4 13-Jun 187.8 14-Jun 186.9 15-Jun 187.4 16-Jun 186.5 17-Jun 186.5 18-Jun 186.1

Solution:

Have a look at the following screenshot:

I have the following formula in Cell E10:
=query(A1:C;"select C order by B desc limit 1")

In Cell E11:
=query(A1:C;"select C order by B desc limit 1 offset 7")

In Cell E12:
=round(query(A1:C;"select C order by B desc limit 1 offset 7")-query(A1:C;"select C order by B desc limit 1");2)

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