Extract a certain figure in excel without stating the cell position

I want to extract the average spending of Aciel only, is it possible to do it without stating the exact cell position? Thanks.

Hi @Katrina

To get the row Index


Try this below expression to get the AVG

DtData.AsEnumerable(). Average(Function(row) Cint(row (1)))
(From d in dtData.AsEnumerable Where Not (isNothing(d(1)) OrElse String.IsNullorEmpty(d(1).toString.Trim))Select v = CDbl(d(1).toString.Trim)).Average(Function (x) x)


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Hope the below steps would help you resolve this

  1. Use a read range activity and get the output as DATATABLE named dt

  2. Then use a assign activity like this

stroutput = dt.Asenumerable().Where(Function(a) a.Field(of String)(“Daily Consumption”).ToString.Contains(“Average”)).CopyToDatatable().Rows(0)(1).ToString

For more details on DATATABLE and it’s expression

Cheers @Katrina

Hi @Katrina ,

Here is an approach which works for me.
First find the index of the Aciel using this:

Dt.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(w) w.ItemArray.Contains("Aciel")).Select(Function(s) Dt.Rows.IndexOf(s)).First()

Once you have the index, now you can read the range once more with range as


Similar approach for finding the Average:

Dt.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(w) w.ItemArray.Contains("Average")).Select(Function(s) Dt.Rows(Dt.Rows.IndexOf(s))(1).ToString).First()

If you could provide a sample dataset, I can provide you with a sequence that encapsulates the entire logic.

Kind Regards,
Ashwin A.K

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Daily Consumption.xlsx (9.9 KB)

Hi @Katrina ,

Here are the results:

To retrieve index of Aciel →

dt_sampleData.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(w) w.ItemArray.Contains("Aciel")).Select(Function(s) dt_sampleData.Rows.IndexOf(s)).First()

The Range is read from Aciel onwards and overwritten into our DataTable variable.
Next, we retrieve the Average from Aciel →

dt_sampleData.AsEnumerable().Where(Function(w) w.ItemArray.Contains("Average")).Select(Function(s) dt_sampleData.Rows(dt_sampleData.Rows.IndexOf(s))(1).ToString).First()

GetDataBasedOnKeyword.xaml (6.5 KB)

Kind Regards,
Ashwin A.K

Solved, thx a lot.

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