# Can't Use Numbers In Formula

Mar 21, 2007
I copied and pasted a text file into excel. Now I am trying to sum the numbers, but the formula always equals zero. How can I fix this so that excel recognizes the numbers.

I tried copying 1 and pasting special values - multiply. This has always worked for me in the past, but its not working now.

Ex. cell A1 equals 100, A2 = 50 sum(A1:A2) = 0

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Oct 1, 2009

I have two cells. The first cell has the formula:

=CONCATENATE("D",TEXT(MATCH($B$6,'Zip Ranges'!$D$1:$D$157,0)+1,"0"))

which results in a col and row number (such as D65).

The second cell has the following formula:

=INDEX('Zip Ranges'!$A:$B,MATCH($B$6,'Zip Ranges'!D1:$D$157,0),2)

^^

I wish to replace the 'D1" in the Match function with the results of the first cell's formula.

I assume Indirect would work, but I don't know how to code the formula to use it.

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Aug 24, 2014

writing a formula to sum the six largest numbers from a row of numbers. I have used the array formula "=SUM(LARGE(E2:M2,{1,2,3,4,5,6}))" and it works for rows that have six or more numbers; however, not all of my rows always have six or more numbers. Rows that have less than six result in "#NUM!".

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Jan 20, 2014

I'm trying to wrap up a spreadsheet and I'm trying to figure out how to have my formula use the highest of 2 numbers when making a calculation.

For example:

If:

Cell A1 = 5000

Cell B1 = 3828

I want the formula to use A1 in this case. However, if the total of B1 = 6000, I want the formula to use B1 instead of A1 in the calculation. (A1 = 5000 will always be a constant/base).

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Jan 23, 2014

I am a school teacher trying to adjust my tracking sheet to calculate pupils levels. I am looking for 2 potential formulas that will do the following.

1 - In cell AE I would like to generate a formula that will take the data entered in cells J:5, L:5, N:5, P:5, R:5, T:5, V:5, X:5, Z:5, AB:5 and AD:5 and give an average level.

2 - In cell AH is it possible to generate a formula that will calculate how many levels of progress the pupils are making - In other words I need Cell I to be calculated against cell J to see how much progress the pupils are making - for example if in cell I:5, a pupil is was given a 3a, and then in cell J:5 is given a 4b, they will have made 2 sub levels of progress. As well as this, can that progress then be averaged out across cells I:5, K:5, L:5, M:5, O:5, Q:5, S:5, U:5, W:5, Y:5, AA:5 and AC:5 to give an overall number of of levels of progress? An then..... can I colour co-ordinate the cell so that if the pupils are making 3 or more sub levels of progress it turns green, 2 sub levels orange and 1 sub level red?

Levels work like this

3c

3b

3a

4c

4b

4a

5c

5b

5a and so on

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Jan 29, 2014

I'm trying to find a way to sort or use a formula to group same numbers that are positive and negative together for reconciliation purposes. What part of my spreadsheet looks like is this:

TypeAmount

SA-10000

SA-500

DM10000

SA-20000

DM500

DM20000

What I am trying to make it look like is this: (each SA has a corresponding DM entry)

TypeAmount

SA-10000

DM10000

SA-500

DM500

SA-20000

DM20000

I know there is a VBA method but i'm not very familiar with VBA so am trying to find a formula if there is one.

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Dec 27, 2008

I would like a formula for cells B1, B2, & B3 that will give me the sum of the numbers in Column B which are next to their corresponding plan in Column A. The attachment is a sample of a sheet that will be having approx 500 rows to work with. I have tried using the "Sumif" funtion, but I can't seem to get it to work correctly.

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Jan 22, 2009

how to calculate the best of three numbers from 5 numbers in a row?

I want to know the exact formula for this.

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Mar 20, 2009

I need a formula to take a 6-Digit Number and change it into a 7-Digit Number. Probably a if statement would better because i have 7 digit numbers in the same column with 6-digit numbers. I need to insert zero between the 4th digit and the 5th digit of a 6-digit number. For Example:............

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Jun 4, 2009

I need a formula to show the numbers as they are when they are below 30, but when they go above 30 I need it to display 30 every time. I have attched a file.

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Jun 9, 2009

I'm trying to sequence some information in column(E). However if a cell is blank(B) then a blank cell appears and the sequenced number is placed in the following row of the column. e.g:.........

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Dec 1, 2009

HOW DO i WRITE A FORMULA FOR 0 TO 5000 = 2% 5001 TO 10000 = 1% and over 10000 = .5%

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Dec 15, 2005

I'm making an eligibility chart based on income. If 1 person (equals a

household) makes between $0 and $1000 (household income) they are in "x"

category. if that person makes between $1001 and $2000, they are in "y"

category. If that person exceeds $2000, they are in "z" category. So I have

3 categories they can be included in (x=Free, y=reduced, z=paid...it isn't

just a true and false statement). The tricky part is the number of people in

the household. 2 to infinite # of people making in the range of $0-$1000

need to be in "free" category. 2 cells are being drawn from. A1 is the

number of people, A2 is the income, A3 is the formula for figuring their

eligibility. I need A3 to say "Free", or "Reduced", or "Paid" as the end

result of the data.

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Jul 19, 2006

IF formula

=IF(D9="","",IF(AND(G9>0,G10>0),"",IF(G9>=G10,G9,G10))+IF(E10=0,"",E10))

G9 and G10 can be positive or negative. If G9 or G10 is a negative number,

I want the greater of the two to be used and then to be added to E10. But

right now, Excel is saying -20 (which is G10) is greater than zero. I'm

getting a VALUE error.

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Jul 29, 2006

I have a formula that checks to see if a certain value is in between two numbers:

=IF(W44>35,IF(W44<37.5,"Empty"))

Is there another way to (more simple) to write this formula.

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Oct 25, 2012

I want to check if numbers are smaller than a specific number, but my problem is that the numbers I want to check is formatted as text. Is it possible to rewrite this formula so it works:

Code:

=SUMIFS(myTable[Amount]; myTable[Number]; "

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Aug 22, 2013

EXCEL FORMULA CHALLENGE:Needs a formula like as above , expand the formula to generate from One to Nine Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Nine Hundred & Ninety Nine? 1 to 999,999,999 all numbers into words between this range ?

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Nov 15, 2013

The table below is a portion of a calendar to track vacation and sick time. What I am trying to do is add all the hours of vacation ("V") and sick ("E") time that an employee has used in a cell at the end of each row which represents a month. So there are 31 cells that I need to look in and if it contains V... sum in the vacation cell. There may be a space after the letters and there may not be. They can also start with a decimal.

month

1

2

3

4

5

Vacation

Sick

January

E8

V8

V.5

V6.25

E .5

Sum of V (should be 14.25)

Sum of E

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Jun 30, 2014

Another spreadsheet I use has a score within a text and i want to know how I can add up the scores easily.

In the example below I want to know If a Formula can return '9 out of 12'. I know this looks easy so why bother, but my sheet has far more rows/columns of data.

I thought of using Left and Right formula's to strip the numbers out.

Name

Score

A N Other

3 out of 4

A N Other

2 out of 4

A N Other

4 out of 4

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Mar 17, 2007

Need a formula that will extract the numbers in Col C into this format

C2 2,2,1,0,0,0 to 221000. Thanks for all suggestions. I can copy the numbers into Notepad and do a replace, but there has to be a better way in Excel.

******** ******************** ************************************************************************>Microsoft Excel - FL LOTTO 6-53.xls___Running: 11.0 : OS = Windows XP (F)ile (E)dit (V)iew (I)nsert (O)ptions (T)ools (D)ata (W)indow (H)elp (A)boutC2=

CDEF22, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0 32, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0 42, 2, 0, 0, 1, 0 52, 2, 0, 0, 0, 1 62, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0 72, 1, 0, 2, 0, 0 82, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0 92, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2 102, 0, 2, 1, 0, 0 112, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0 122, 0, 2, 0, 0, 1 132, 0, 1, 2, 0, 0 142, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0 152, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2 162, 0, 0, 2, 1, 0 172, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1 182, 0, 0, 1, 2, 0 Sheet9

[HtmlMaker 2.42] To see the formula in the cells just click on the cells hyperlink or click the Name box

PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS TABLE IMAGE ON SAME PAGE! OTHEWISE, ERROR OF JavaScript OCCUR.

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Aug 21, 2007

The following is what I have in A1:C3.

4 TRUE 0

4 FALSE 4

4 FALSE 4

The Formula in C1 is =IF(B1=TRUE,SUBTOTAL(9,C2:C3),A1)

This formula is then copied down to C2 and C3. I want this formula to subtotal the next two numbers if the cell to the left is true. Right now it is giving me 0, but it should be giving me 8.

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May 31, 2006

= SUMIF( 'Worksheet'!$A$6:$A$22,"*Living*",'Worksheet'!$P$6:$P$22)

But i has one a major defect, it doesn't search the whole worksheet, the reason why i limited the search area (Worksheet'!$A$6:$A$22) is because this formula must only find the word 'living' under one part on the worksheet which its rows have the number 3 in them. So from A6 to A22 all rows have the number 3 in column D but after the A22 the number changes to 4 and so on.

Is there a way that the formula can search the number 3 in Column C from C6 to C500 first, then find the word Living from A6 to A500 then sums the rows the formula has found from P6 to P500.

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Jul 29, 2014

I thought I could update formulas dynamically by dragging into new cells but it's not working.

Problem: I have a time series of input from a device that samples at 40Hz. The output I get from this device in Excel consists of 40 columns in row 1 (representing the first second) and then it creates a new row - row 2 - which also consists of 40 columns of values (representing second 2) - and it does this until the end of the response period which for me is 10 seconds. When I do a quick filter I end up with 10 rows, each consisting of 40 columns of data and all of this represents 1 trial. This then repeats for 32 trials.

I want to have all of my data for each trial in the same row. So I want the first 10 rows essentially collapsed into 1 row so instead of a 10x40 matrix representing one trial I have a 1x400 matrix representing that trial.

It starts out well enough - I make a row for my first trial and, if trial 1 second 1 = H2:AV2 and I'm typing in cell AY2, I just write =H2 in cell AY2 and drag across for 40 cells until I get to CK2 which will have =AV2 in it because of the automatic updating from dragging. Then I move one cell over - to CL2 - and type in =H3 and start the whole process again until I have all my 400 values in one row. I know this is a tedious way to do this but I figured once I did this it would be a simple matter of formulas and dragging to fill in the rest.

Not so. Is there a way to dynamically update references? So for example, cell AY2 has the formula =H2 in it. Now I KNOW that in AY3 I want to have the formula =H12 (because the beginning of the next trial is 10 rows down from H2) and I know I want AY4 to have =H22 etc. but when I drag the reference to H2 down it just changes it to H3, which makes sense but having a formula like =AY2+10 returns the value in AY2+10 instead of the reference, which again makes sense but I'm totally blanking on how else to do this. I've tried using offset and indirect and offset, for example, will work if I hard code in the numbers (e.g. =offset(H2, 10, 0)) but if I drag this formula down neither the 10 nor the 0 changes so I get the same formula in every which is obviously not what I want (and I guess if it did change, it would just change the 10 to 11 anyway, which again, is not the increment I'm looking for). I've also played around with adding constants of 10 and got nowhere, probably because I'm doing it wrong because I'm fairly sure I'll have to add a constant of 10 somewhere.

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Feb 26, 2014

I have been trying to import CSV files into Excel on my new computer. I previously had a windows 7 system with office 2007. I have now moved across to a windows 8 system with office 2013. The problem I am faced with is the CSV files which I imported without problems on my old system don't seem to work on the new one. The excel spreadsheet shows the numbers, but when I try and use any formula, the cell comes up with 0, as if there is nothing in the cell. When using my old system, it shows that it is a picture that needs to be converted to text, but I cannot find out how to sort this out in Windows 8. I have even tried various versions of office, 2007, and 2010 on the windows 8 system with the same problem. I have tried all the things I have found online, checking the regional settings and those type of things.

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Mar 10, 2014

See attached spreadsheet. I am trying to create one formula that will take the product of numbers in column B based on criteria in column A (want the product of %s in each year). Product if formula.xlsx

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Oct 2, 2008

I have a formula:

=INDEX('Part Info'!E1:E300,MATCH(1,('Part Info'!A1:A300=A1)*('Part Info'!B1:B300=B1),0))

I want the E1:E300 to stay E1:E300 when I drag it down but I want the A1 for example to change to A2, A3, A4 and etc.

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Nov 3, 2008

I have a column with numbers ranging from -5 to 250. I want to write a formula to correct the numbers in the next column. If the number is less than 0, I want to replace it with 0,if the number is greater than 150 i want to replace it with 150 and if the number is in the 0-150 range it should be kept the same. Is there a way to use inequalities in a formula to do this??

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Dec 11, 2008

I populated an XL sheet from another one using a formula. However, in order to use my new sheet I need all the cells to be numbers and not formulas. Is there a way to turn all the formulas into numbers, leaving behind just the numerical value ? Basically like pasting only values, only without having have to paste them somewhere else.

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Jun 17, 2009

Im using a formula to identify new part numbers. The formula is: =IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(A217,Existing!A:A,0)),"","NEW"). However you can clearly see from the attached that if has flagged a duplicate part number as new. Why would it do that? Check out A1368 in existing and A217 in new.

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Sep 30, 2009

I have 2 worksheet.

Worksheet 1 contains raw data.

Worksheet 2 contains 2x variables that I need to 'look up' in Worksheet 1 and tell if they are 'true' or 'false'.

I thought this would be easy, have tried lookup, and count etc and nothing is working.

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