# Giving A Text Cell The Value Of A Numerical Cell

Mar 20, 2008
I need to know if you can give a cell with text (such as a name) the value in a different cell (eg a total value cell).

Basically when the name is displayed I can add that cell to a team and therefore easily calculate a total teams worth by dragging names into the team's column.

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Apr 2, 2014

I'm working on a spreadsheet and I want the letter "E" to have a numerical value of zero, and not necessarily in just place as my sheet will be regularly updated. If you're a fan of golf, you will understand what I am doing. I'm basically making a custom leader board for a fantasy golf game that I'm doing, and I'd like for the letter E to represent the value of zero when I am adding up the scores.

For example

A1: -1

A2: -3

A3: 4

A4: E

A5: -2

A6: 3

A7: 3

A8: -5

Total: -11 (have a formula set up to only count the best 4 scores).

I want to be able to add up those columns, and since only the lowest 4 scores count, I need E to equal zero. I get that I could just put 0 there, so I'm being a little picky (in golf E represents Even par, essentially a value of zero for the purposes of this game). There are 20+ teams in the game so I need E to be recognized as zero in each of those fields.

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Jan 20, 2009

Basically what I am trying to do is build a formula but I have hit a wall it seems like.

what I want to do to complete the formula is, I have 2 names in mind that I want to be able to enter one cell and have excel translate them into a number. So for example if I enter the name John in that cell excel will know that John means the number 3 and then tomorrow I erase John from that cell and enter Jim and excel will know that Jim means the number 2.

But again I want to be able to enter a certain body of txt into one cell and have excel recognize it as a number. How can this be done?

I have Excel 2003 and 2007

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Jun 16, 2007

I need a formula that looks at a Cell and if it contains any text at all it will return a numerical value into a seperate cell. I have done this before but for some annoying reason i cant remember how i did it.

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Oct 8, 2013

Recently I have been practising writing my own macros in VBA. I am using Excel 2010.

I have been trying to write a macro to look at two columns in a worksheet (say, columns D and E) and to delete the contents (not the formatting, and I don't want to delete the cell itself) of that cell only if it contains a numerical value (e.g. 1, 2, 256 or any other number). If it finds a cell with letters, then it wouldn't delete the contents of the cell. The cells are currently formatted as "currency" cells.

I have been trying all sorts of things and I just can't get it to work. I can write a macro to clear a range easy enough, but I am stuck on getting it to delete the right stuff. I won't embarrass myself by uploading the code that I have been using..

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Dec 6, 2009

-In cells J6:P11

- Display a MsgBox for the value in J6; Then

- Display MsgBox for the value in K6; Then

- Display MsgBox for the value in L6

- etc, etc

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Feb 2, 2014

i am trying to return the numerical characters from a cell so in A1 i have 6-4 3-6 7-5

A2 i would like to return 6

A3 4

A4 3

A5 6

A6 7

A7 5

there are also possibilties that A6 & A7 could b 2 digit numbers such as 10-12 or could be 9-11 or 11-9 etc

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Apr 23, 2006

I'm working with a fairly large spreadsheet, and need to find out how many times a specific word or numerical value comes up in a column (for instance, I might need to know how many times 'Anderson' comes up in column B). Every time I try to use the sum, dsum, sumif, count, dcount, or countif functions, however, I keep coming up with either 0 or the #VALUE message. This is very frustrating, as you can well imagine. I could try to sort the data by the various terms and values I need and then physically count everything but this strikes me as time-consuming, prone to error (we're talking a few thousand entries, here), and something Excel should theoretically be able to do anyway if only I knew how to ask it.

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Jul 22, 2014

I am a teacher and I want a column to turn a particular colour if a pupil has met their target grade and another if they have not. Our grades work as letters A* being the best then descending as follows A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U.

I have a column with the pupil's target grade (one of the above letters) and another column with their current grade. How do I get excel to understand the ranking of the letters and format the current grade column according to whether they have met their target or not?

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Oct 7, 2008

In a single cell, I would like to show 2 values: a currency and a percentage. So A1 and A2 has values, say 50000 and .10 respectively (these are derived via formula, if it's of any relevance). What I ultimately want is "$50,000 and 10%". I've originally thought about adding the "$", " and ", and "%" separately, but I need the currency value to include commas.

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Jul 24, 2008

I'd like help writing a single formula that assigns either a numerical 1 or 0 to a cell based on values from two other cells.

By way of background, I'm working with three columns. Cells in column F contains values from 1 to 4. Cells in column G contain values from 5 to 11. Cells in column H are currently blank.

I need a single formula that will insert either a numerical 1 or a 0 into column H according to the following conditions.If F3 = 1 and G3 = 5 or 6 or 7 then let H3=1 otherwise let H3=0

If F3 = 2 and G3 = 7 or 8 or 9 then let H3=1 otherwise let H3=0

If F3 = 3 and G3 = 9 or 10 or 11 then let H3=1 otherwise let H3=0

If F3 = 4 and G3 = 9 or 10 or 11 then let H3=1 otherwise let H3=0

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Jun 27, 2014

I am looking for formula , single cell two numerical values , multiply in different columns

example :

Cell (A1) contain: =350,23+25,59 (two values in a single cell)

request:

in (B2) only first value so 350,23 multiply (x) by fixed number &in (C2) only second value so 25,59 multiply (x) by fixed number

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Oct 2, 2012

I've in cell A1 an entry like this: 123*456*7890

=SUBSTITUTE(A1) in cell 'A2' gives me: 1234567890

=ISTEXT(A2) in cell 'A3' gives me: TRUE

BUT, =A3+1 gives me: 1234567891

Hows that happening? Substitute function gives me the output which is a TEXT, and how is it that when I add 1 to it, I get an answer? Shouldn't I get a #VALUE! error instead?

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Feb 15, 2014

I am creating a spreadsheet for results of a survey. I am trying to give numeric values to text fields so that I can place the cell values later into a SUM function. The text fields are entered into the spreadsheet via a drop down list in each cell I created by utilizing the validate button. The text field contains choices like The text field contains choices like “1 Very poor,” or “4 Very much.” The source for the list is on a separate sheet.

EX: If cell C5 equals the choice “1 Very poor,” and cell C8 equals “4 Very much” I want the cells to have numeric values of 1 and 4 respectively so that I can utilize an equation like =SUM(6-C5+6-C8) later in the spreadsheet to calculate aggregate scores.

I am using a 2011 for Mac version

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Oct 25, 2013

I'm trying to streamline my spreadsheet a bit. Sometime last year I managed to use the formula found (on the attached file) in cell K4 to assign a numerical value to a lettered grade. However, it's been a year or so since I thought about it and so I've completely forgotten how to edit it to make it more appropriate for this spreadsheet!

Essentially what I'm trying to do is a workaround for what I've already done in columns E and F: I'm trying to show the difference between two grades (letters) as a numerical value. Is there a way to do this, or is the VLOOKUP work around I've used in columns E and F going to be the simplest way?

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Oct 13, 2008

I have a monster of a sheet going and am working for research purposes. I dislike the interface of SPSS so I use excel to boil down my variables to a smaller state, to which it then goes back to SPSS for the hardcore analysis. Unfortunately, this study has values of "N/A", "Missing", and "." (not entered), so it makes it a bit tricky for me. Say I want to check 10 different scales to see if any are true: =IF(OR(FJ6>=1,ZD6>=1,....etc),"Yes","No"))

Problem is the blasted program is reading ".", "Missing", and "N/A" as greater than one!!!!! I've found a way around by making monster formulas that first check that the field is not equal to those three text values, but there must be a faster way! To see what I mean, put a period in one cell (like A1) and write =IF(A1>=1,"Yes","No") and you'll see it returns a Yes.

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Apr 21, 2013

I am a teacher and need a column of student names (which will all be different) but also need to assign them a numerical value of 1 to analyze my data. How can I do this?

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Jul 9, 2006

Is it possible once you have assigned text a numerical value (example: Adam = 12) to add them together? (example: adam =12 and bob = 8, therefore adam + bob = 20)

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May 14, 2008

I am trying to sort different SKU #'s for my amazon store on excel. I go to Data... Sort... Ascending and it comes out like this...

UP1

UP10

UP100

UP101

UP102

UP103

UP104

and so on...

i want it to be like this

UP1

UP2

UP3

UP4

UP5

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Oct 14, 2009

The formula contained within these cells equals =MONTH(C84) [the date 2 cells above it]... to which I've formatted the cell to "mmmm" and it displays "January" across the board. Can anyone explain why this is occuring and how I can fix it please? I'm aiming to graph this information and can't accurately do it using the moving monthly system i've put in place if I can't change the months dynamically like this.

Secondly, and on a side note. Line 84 currently takes todays date (not currently todays date in the example screenshot) (=TODAY()), and to get to the previous 13 months I deduct 31 days. I can foresee this as being a problem further down the track especially when leap years come into play. Is there a function in Excel where I can simply deduct 1 month from another? =MONTH(C84)-1 ?

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Nov 21, 2008

Hi all, first post here.

I've been asked to do something in excel i can't seem to get my head around.

My client provides me with data in the form

1c, 1b, 1a, 2c, 2b, 2a, 3c etc... where 1a is the lowest.

I need to find a way of working out the difference between these, e.g.

edit: 2a - 1c = 5

I've been working on it and have made some headway by splitting these with MID function and then using CODE to try and work out a unique ID for each, but i can't help feeling there's an easier way!

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Dec 15, 2011

I need to create a formula that searches column E for text, let's say "BANANA", and when it finds that text, the formula returns the numerical value of the cell in that same row in column B. Let me know how this can be done.

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Jan 31, 2010

I am working up a workbook template that will be used to process survey results. The way I ultimatley want it to work is that the user can paste data from another application into a worksheet in Excel, and then view analysed results on a second sheet (which are processed via formulae on a third, hidden sheet).

The problem I have is this: the data from the program that's capturing them are text values. For example, column B contains answers to a question where participants rate an experience, and the values are either "Excellent", "Good", "Fair", "Poor", "Awful". I want these to be converted to numerical values, on a scale where "Excellent" = 5 and "Awful" = 1, so that I can then average these.

So, the question is: Can I somehow tell Excel that "Excellent" = 5 and "Good" = 4 etc, and then use AVERAGE(B:B) on the text data and get a number back?

I did think of having an intermediate sheet that used VLOOKUP to create a copy of the first sheet (where the user pastes the text data) with the text replaced by numbers. But, because I don't know in advance how many rows will contain data (i.e. how many survey results there will be), I have to assume on the high side and copy down 50,000 rows. But, this takes ages to calculate.

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Jul 5, 2012

Trying to create a button that, once clicked performs the following task:

Checks whether the text in a cell in the column X2:X40 matches the text in a cell in the Range A2:U14.

If it does, the formatting of the cell in X2:X40 (eg background) must change to match that of the corresponding cell in A2:U14.

Only 1 cell in the range will match 1 cell in the column

For example:

Before click:

Cell A9 has "John" written in it and a yellow background

Cell X4 has "John" written in it and a clear background

During click:

matches these cells

changes X4 so that it also has a yellow background

After click:

Cell A9 has "John" written in it and a yellow background

Cell X4 has "John" written in it and a yellow background

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Jan 28, 2014

I have 2 tabs in a 2013 workbook. Inventory Receipts and lookups. One of the Data verification lookups I have is a drop down list in each cell in Column B (eg: Cat, Dog, Mouse) In the lookups tab I have another cell range containing the sounds (eg: Meow, Bark, Squeak).

What I am trying to acheive is, if B2 contains Cat, then return Meow in B3, if B2 contains Dog then return bark in b3 and if B2 contains Mouse return squeak in B3. Ideally I would like the formula to return the text from my lookup sheet (eg: 'Lookups'!C2,'Lookups'!C3,'Lookups'!C4). So depending on which option they choose from my animal drop down list .. the correct noise would automatically fill in.

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Jan 24, 2013

I have four cells that contain text. All have connected check boxes with TRUE FALSE.

I need to be able to select anyone one of these cells with a check box, and have it's text appear in one separate cell eg: A1.

I have no issue connecting check boxes etc. I have no issue reproducing the text from any of these cells into multiple cells with a check box. But they have to be selectable and reproducing in one cell only (eg"A1").

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Nov 3, 2009

I am creating for the pupils at my school. Comparing the grades they were predicted and have achieved I would like to give them a score.

I have already achieved this but it means wasting 3 columns for each subject to work it out. The ambition is to do all the working out and assign a point score value in 1 column.

The spreadsheet it attached if anyone would be kind enough to have a look and see if there may be a formula which will do what I need.

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Mar 25, 2014

As per title, I am trying to compare a column of text cells which contain "Yes" or are empty and a columns of numbers. If they are "Yes" and "1" on the same row, I want to output an "OK" message. Excel seems happy with the following code but it does not work and returns an empty cell if the two conditions are true.

[Code] .....

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Jul 31, 2014

Here's an interesting one:

A1 contains a text string which is both bold and unbold (

B1 is blank

I need a macro which scans the cells with text and copies the BOLD portions of the text string into the adjacent cell.

Example:

A1

The sky is blue

Macro is run

B1

sky blue

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Apr 21, 2012

I am using the following formula to find out the No. of "HH" in the range given and I am getting the results simply with numerical value as 2, 3 etc. I want the result should be displayed as 2HH, 3HH depending upon the No. of "HH" available in the given range. The result should be displayed as (the No. added with the text "HH").

=IF(AND(DJ10="HH"),COUNTIF(DF10:DJ10,"HH"),"-")

I use excel 2002.

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