# Formula Returns Incorrect Results When Copied

Aug 4, 2006
My goal is to sum up the total sales and total forecasted sales of each cost center. I compiled a formula that is supposed to do this just as I want it to. Simple enough. However, for some odd reason the formula returns either the totals of ALL cost centers or just a zero instead of the correct result. The weird part is that when I check the formula by pressing the "insert formula" button it suggests that the formula actually should produce the desired result.

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Dec 1, 2009

I have created a table in excel, and it has a very simple sum totals. When i include all cells in the table the total becomes 0. When I exclude a cell in the table, the total shows. I have deleted the row and re inserted another one and copied the cell content from above that was not having a problem,

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Nov 3, 2009

If I type in an age in A1, in A2 I want an age group to appear

the groups are

20-24

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

60-65

so far, if I type in an age then it normally enters the group ABOVE what I want

i.e. if I enter “24” then it put the group “25-29”. if I enter “42” it puts “45-49” and so on.

=LOOKUP($A1,{0,16,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60},{"<16","20-24","25-29","30-34","35-39","40-44","45-49","50-54","55-59","60+"})

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Jan 20, 2014

I'm trying to do a simple conditional format where the date is highlighted in red if the difference between that date and Todays date is greater than 90 days.

I've done the formula as =(TODAY()>$B5)>90, which appears to work in the sheet and shows either True or False but when inputting that formula into the conditional format it highlights every single cells.

Are conditional formatting formulas different?

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Sep 4, 2012

Using Excel 2007.

I setup a named formula: Spread1 =Sheet1!$E$2:$BE$2 where I entered % values to spread a an annualized figure over 53 weeks

On Sheet 2 I entered the amount to spread in $D$2 and in $E.. I entered my formula: =Spread1 * $D$2. Everything appeared great!

But then I deleted a few columns on sheet2 so first calculation is now in $G$2

Spread1: =Sheet1!$E$2:$BE$2

Calculations: Sheet2! $G2:$BG$2 (the values in I,J,k while summing to the total are in the incorrect weeks based on the spread on Sheet1, BF and BG have #VALUE! errors)

Seems odd, if I highlight "Spread1" in the formula bar and [F9] I see an array of 53 possible values and the 3 values I expect are in the place in the array (elements 5,6,7).

How I can defeat it with the possibility that a user may delete a column?

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Oct 24, 2006

I have copy 65'000 formula text cells from a software and paste it to excel. But, the formula in cell is not activated. In order to activate the cell formula, I have to click on each individu cell and press enter to active it. But i got

65'000 rows of the similar cells. So, what is the quick way to all the text formula at the same time.

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Apr 29, 2009

I am having problems with the following formular in that it does not return what I am expecting.

I have 2 columns of data that hold Y/N values and I would like either "Yes" or "No" to be displayed in Col C for the 4 possible combinations that the interaction of Y and N in columns A&B give.

The data is

Col A:A = Y or N

Col B:B =Y or N

The four possible combinations and outcomes are:

Col A = Y & Col B = Y outcome in Col C = "Yes"

Col A = N & Col B = Y outcome in Col C = "Yes"

Col A = N & Col B = N outcome in Col C = "No"

Col A = Y & Col B = N outcome in Col C = "No"

The formular I have tried is:

=IF(OR(AND(A1="Y",B1="Y"),A1="N",B1="Y"),"Yes","No")

However while three of the outcomes for the combinations are correct (N/Y, Y/N, Y/Y), the output for the N/N combination is incorrect and returns "Yes" instead of "No".

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what is wrong with this?

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Aug 30, 2007

In the attached spreadsheet I'm using VLOOKUP to create a cross reference between worksheets JS and ITEM. If you will look at the ITEM worksheet cell reference H13 & H14. The correct value for H13 should be AMC, not 729. Is there a way to use the value in the Class column and Item ID column in combination to get the value AMC? Would MATCH & INDEX work? I'm not familiar with Match & Index. I'd appreciate some help here. I've got 15,404 records to evaluate this way.

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Feb 5, 2010

The results of the formula in cell K36 in the attached spreadsheet returns a value of null. It should be $1,200. Am I blind or have I done something wrong. I just can't see the problem with the formula.

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Mar 28, 2009

When I use that function on a UserForm it executes the code immediately, not waiting for the value to be entered. Thus the code executed that relies on the new values returns an incorrect value.

Example

A1 | 150

A2 | 100 <-- this is the value being changed to 300 with the Textbox

A3 | 250 = Sum(A1:A2)

Now with:

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Apr 22, 2008

I setup this function to pull my staff's schedule an auto generate the forms i need however the lookup function works properly sometimes and improperly others i checked the syntax and it is correct how ever the wrong data is continually returned. I have attached the file if anyone can help. the VISUAL PLAN tab is the one contaning the formula and it pulls data from PLAN, CURENT SCHEDULE, AND CATAGORY SUMMARY however the only formulas hat i have a problem with are the ones referencing CURENT SCHEDULE.

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Jun 5, 2014

If a player does not qualify, their name and score should not be included in the final results.

I currently have their Name missing, but the NUMBER is showing up.

I've explained more in the attachment.

INDEXARRAY.xlsx

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Nov 10, 2011

I have a problem with VLOOKUP function and I am looking for a workaround.

SheetA I have a column of business names and another column of the category.

SheetB has a list of credit card transactions and a column of categories - The results obtained from incorrect results from SheetA...

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Jun 1, 2006

I'm using the following phrase out of a much longer expression to

demonstrate that the return value of the MID function seems to be nothing I

can understand.

This expression:

=MID("6/10x",1,FIND("x","6/10x)-1))

returns 6/10 as text which makes sense. However I was under the impression

that when text in Excel contains numeric characters, it can be interpreted

as a number. So then how does the following expression,

=MID("6/10x",1,FIND("x","6/10x)-1)*1

return the result 38878? Does it still think it's text?

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Sep 22, 2006

My SUMPRODUCT formula is returning 0 instead of expected results

=IF(ISERROR(SUMPRODUCT((WOR_Data!$A$2:$A$429=$A7)*(WOR_Data!$E$2:$E$429=$L7)*(WOR_Data!$K$2:$K$42))),0,SUMPRODUCT((WOR_Data!$A$2:$A$429=$A7)*(WOR_Data!$E$2:$E$429=$L7)*(WOR_Data!$K$2:$K$42)))

I have verified that all criteria match criterion for spelling, case, length(trailing spaces). All fine. First comparison is unit, second comparison is account description, 3rd argument of course column to be summed.

If I take out the error handler, I receive #VALUE! error

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Feb 22, 2007

I did a data table yesterday and it worked. I tried again today and the results are incorrect. They are coming out as a constant (the same result as the original formula). Has anyone had this happen before and figured out how to fix? My spreadsheet is fairly complex. Does the data table formula need to refer to the "base" cells? For example, if the formula refers to cell F15, but in F15 the formula is +C15, does my data table formula need to use C15?

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Oct 11, 2011

I'm attempting something new, a dropdown menu using vlookup to find data . If i use the simple example below, using data from B-D on 1 worksheet, where i want to find people by county:

A B C D

Search by County Name County Town

John Sussex Brighton

Eric Yorkshire York

Jim Cheshire Manchester

Liz Sussex Hove

Sarah Avon Bristol

I've created a dropdown menu on a second worksheet,A2, by county search, to return a persons name,county and town. The problem is if i select Sussex i will get 2 names who live in different towns within Sussex. I've created a simple vlookup which works fine, but because of Sussex having 2 results, i created a second vlookup for the second result to appear in the cell underneath.

The problem is that for the results that only have 1 result, the second vlookup returns a the same result as the first result, which i dont want.

Is there a way where multiple results will be shown if they exist, but for one result to appear if only one result exists?

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Aug 4, 2008

I am trying to write a macro that returns specific results from a longer list based on an entry in a cell.

For example if I have “Colours” typed in cell A1 in Worksheet 1 and there is a list on Worksheet 2:

Colours Black

Colours Yellow

Colours Green

Animals Dog

Animals Cat

Animals Tiger

Then I would like the blow answers returned in cell B1 on worksheet 1

Black

Yellow

Green

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Oct 6, 2008

I'm trying to make a macro to keep track of our rental properties. This macro, in another variant, worked as planned, searching for data in a column, copying the row to a new sheet, and clearing the contents of that row.

So I've tried to make it search for a date in a new workbook and do the same. It runs, and tells me it has returned zero significant results (did not find data to move and delete).

My column I is formatted mm/dd/yy . And the rest of the workbook is protected.

Here's what I have:

Sub CopyReturns()

'Macro written 10/2/08 by Jeff

ActiveSheet.Unprotect

Dim DestSheet As Worksheet

Set DestSheet = Worksheets("Sheet2")

Dim sRow As Long 'row index on source worksheet

Dim dRow As Long 'row index on destination worksheet

Dim sCount As Long

sCount = 0............

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Aug 24, 2009

I have created a query in an Access database which returns multiple results. I need to be able to run this query within Excel, but only showing the total of the results in a single cell.

I also need to run it multiple times on the same sheet using different dates. The Access query asks for a date each time it's run

I have only found ways to retrieve the entire results of the query into Excel based on the settings within the query.

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Apr 24, 2008

i have a problem regarding calculated field.. i have data of sales of a distributor with all the accounts that he handles.. i want to get the total number of buying accounts for that distributor..

buying account is an account that bought a specific product for at least one time... even the account buy 2 or 3 times more for that specific product the account is considered as 1 buying account..

i want to use a pivot table so i can manipulate the data.. first i tried to add an additional field to my data and put the formula

"if(norbo_val>0,1,0)" where norbo_val is the total sales less the rejects. it means if ever an account have positive sales the account is considered as a buying account for that specific product. my problem is that when that account bought the same product for 2 or more times it sums all the times an account bought for that specific product..

so i decide to remove the field in my data and create a calculated field in the pivot table. i input the same formula to the calculated field and it gives me the correct result where if ever an account bought a specific product for at least one time regardless on how many times the account bought that same product, the account is considered as 1 buying account. the only problem i am encountering now is that the grand total is not summing up the total numbers of buying accounts if i list all the accounts. it seems the formula is affecting the grand total where it should add the total of buying accounts but instead using the formula of the calculated field so the result is only 1.

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Dec 20, 2009

I have a formula that is correct all the way up to adding the last *K9. here is an

example:

C9 a number 4 then add 1 to it which makes it 2 now * it by D9 which is the number 384 and the answer is 768 now * that by K9 which is 6 and you get 4608 I'm getting 2310 using this formula... =IF( C9=0, 0, C9+1*D9)*K9.

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Sep 30, 2011

Surely it's user error, but it honestly seems like Excel is not calculating 2 numbers correctly. At work, we have office 2010 where it is not calc'ing correctly; at home I have 2007 and it's fine, but anyway, here's my situation:

Cell A1: 0.003529

Cell B1: 0.48

If i put in Cell C1: "=B1/A1" i get a value of 136.000000 But that's not correct, it should be 136.01587... But if in Cell C1 i put "=0.48/.003529" then i get 136.01587...which is correct.

Why does using cell references in my formula give me the incorrect value?

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May 9, 2006

I have a range that has formulas that are based on other fcells outside the range.

What I want to do is, if the cell has a value to remove the formula and paste the results. If the filed is blank (no results from the formula) to leave the formula in place.

There could be a marco to run when this process is needed.

example attached

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Oct 20, 2013

with a macro. I am looking to copy row 2 to the last row and past the copied rows directly below the copied contents.

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Jul 27, 2006

I am trying to create formula that will show overtime worked in a given day. The code I am using is a simple one ([ cell - 8], for hours worked). The problem is when the time cells are blank/not used it shows a -8 in the cell. what I need to do to create a code that will eliminate the -8 from showing. The cell its self is taking the result from another cell with a formula and then subtracting 8 from the result of the formula in the other cell.

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Sep 7, 2007

I have a problem in copy formulas form one cell to another, my formulas are writen in one workbook in this way... '=Dog+Cat.

The problem is that I did a looking table code (vlookup) and when it shows the formula I have #żName?.

I would like to knw if there is a way to fix this using the vlookup or I'll be obligated to use special Copypaste

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Dec 8, 2008

It's been a long time since I have worked with Excell, it use to be the " $ " that made things absolute or relative.

I have this formula:

='1'!C194+C193 on sheet 1 named "1" without the " ". I need to copy it across 31 sheets. I thought that it was the " ! ", without the " ", that makes the address absolute so I took it out and then attemped to copie it to other sheets. The idea was that the formula would then read: ='2'!C194+C193 on sheet 2, and ='3'!C194+C193 on sheet 3 and so on. The formula is in the exact same location on each sheet, C194. But this won't work. I am at this time doing each formula one at a time. I have many workbooks that will use the same style of copy and paste; about 15 workbooks each with 31 sheets.

It would help if someone could explain how to save time. I do know how to use the Ctrl to select different cells and how to use Ctrl+Page UP/Down to change tabs. I just have to get the formula correct.

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Jan 9, 2009

I have a formula that basically copies a cell into another workbook if 'other' is entered into the column to the right. i,e cell A1 has 'other' B1 has '100', the figure in B1 is placed into another workbook cell. The results are only shown if a month is selected from a drop down on the 1st workbook with the meta data.

What I want to do is to add a command to the formula below so that it will recognise that after the first item is entered it will look for the next data item and not just repeat the first….

{=IF($L$92:$L$580="","",INDEX($L$92:$L$580,MATCH(1,(TEXT($C$92:$C$580,"mmmm yyyy")=TEXT($E$5,"mmmm yyyy"))*($L$92:$L$580<>""),0)))}

In the attached worksheet is an example of what I want (table 2) and what I'm currently getting (table1)…

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Jul 31, 2012

I am trying to write a macro that will allow me to copy the text of a cell, and then insert text around that previously copied string. I am having a problem adding the copied text into my formula. Here is my code below:

Sub Bid()

'

Selection.Copy

ActiveCell.Value = "inventory levels are " & ActiveCell.PasteSpecial(xlPasteValues) & " and oversold by"

ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select

End Sub

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