Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing a worksheet for use in Solver, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- Solver Models refer to the formulas and data…in your worksheet.…You can save yourself a lot of time…by organizing your worksheet…so cells with similar properties,…such containing cost or summary calculations,…are located in the same column or row.…The specific layout you use…will depend on the problem you're trying to solve.…But in this movie, I will use the Organizing Excel Workbook,…which is in the Chapter 1 folder…of your Exercise Files collection…to show you what a typical solution would look like…for a mixing problem.…
If you're calculating cost, or perhaps revenue,…it makes sense to put the value of each item…next to units of that item in the solution.…So for example, here in my top section,…I have five mixtures: Mix 1 through Mix 5…and I have my unit cost for each of those mixtures.…So Mixture 1 cost $40 a unit,…Mixture 2 also 40,…Mixture 3, 32,…and so on.…Below that, I have the number of units…that will be used in the final mixture.…And I haven't run my solution yet,…so what I have are dummy values,…or just sample values that I put in…
- Finding target values using Goal Seek
- Organizing worksheets
- Finding a solution using Solver
- Solving linear and nonlinear mixture problems
- Solving transportation problems
- Solving resource scheduling or sports scheduling problems
- Analyzing Solver results
Skill Level Intermediate
Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Datawith Dennis Taylor2h 2m Intermediate
Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depthwith Dennis Taylor1h 5m Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Appropriate for all
1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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