# Returning Number As Text In IF Formula

Oct 6, 2009
This is probably a pretty basic question, but I can't find an answer in Excel help or on the interwebs. I have an IF formula and I'd like 0 returned if the statement is false (e.g. =IF(A1<>0, A1, 0)); however, I would like the 0 returned as text. I've tried the TEXT function and using ` in different places, but all to no avail.

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Jul 24, 2007

I have been trying a few formulas to return numbers from a string of text. The problem I am having is that there are more than one set of numbers that I need returned.

Here is an example of the text entered in F2

"K2PT bus structure [2 locations] & strain structure South West of L9L12-12 [1 location] / Use #4/0, std, cu conductor, connector Cat ID#10842 at structure leg & connector Cat ID#9655 at #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to connect #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to str leg."

What I need returned in a cell H2 is the numbers beside the Cat ID#

10842, 9655

I tried a Return Right Value formula, but I think because there are more than one possible value it isn't working properly.

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Jul 16, 2014

I am looking to write a formula that will return the row or column number of the cell that contains a particular text within the string. I know it can be done with script, but need it as a formula. Also, to add another level of difficulty, I'd like it to be a traditional formula, no special keystroke to activate. It will be used within a much larger formula.Ex. If G5 has the string "CURRENT DATE" in it, and I look for "DATE", the formula would return 7 for the column or 5 for the row.

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Oct 15, 2013

Is there a way of returning the nth factor of a number via a formula?

That is to say, if I have 10, its divisors are 1, 2, 5 and 10, and if I wanted to return the second factor, it would be 2.

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Aug 1, 2014

Code:

=IF(MIN(Sheet1:Sheet3!B1)=0,SMALL(Sheet1:Sheet3!B1,2),MIN(Sheet1:Sheet3!B1))

The above formula returns a zero value if there is a zero in more than one of the B1 cells in the worksheet range

I need the lowest number above zero in all the B1 cells across all worksheets in range.

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Nov 1, 2006

I have a spreadsheet, with a Match Formula, that appears not to work. It looks at cell F1, and scans through cell C2:C14, and want it to return the relevant row in Column B (My work network will not allow me to upload the file). Cell F1 is the name of the sheets within the workbook (one for every month). However my data currently only has Apr - Jun, but when I choose month May, the formula feturns Month June.

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Mar 28, 2006

I am compiling data from several different, variable, worksheets. I am using

concatenate to add the name of each worksheet into a formula to pull the

appropriate data.

However, it is returning the text of the formula instead of

the results of the formula. How can I make it calculate the result instead of

simply displaying the formula text?

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Mar 21, 2014

I am trying to find a formula that populates a room number based on the number of hours used. I have a chart that is by building but multiple rooms within each.

Where I am having trouble is when there are more than one room with the same number of hours used then sometimes the formula populates the wrong room number.

Attached is my example spreadsheet of my chart. Book1.xlsx

I have shown what I need, what I have tried and a blank space to show where I need it to go.

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May 13, 2008

I would like to rows based on multiple column conditions criteria. ie., if the columns N, O, P values are "", then hide the particular row. The logic given in the website here, i tried But, it is not 100% working. It works for a few rows at the start of the database & it works for the rows at the end of the database. In between, for a few rows, even if the column values are "" it does not hide those rows.

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May 14, 2012

I am trying to find a formula that will count the number of unique entries there. I have tried the solutions posted on various websites to no avail (most recently:

Code:

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH(A1:A10,A1:A10,0),MATCH(A1:A10,A1:A10,0))>0,1))

).

The answer should be 4,457.

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Jun 12, 2014

I need a formula to copy a number stored as a text to the number.

I have a formula in, let's say on Sheet1, cell A1: =IF($M$3,TEXT(N7,"0%"),TEXT(N7,"0.0%"))

I then copy this cell to another sheet, let's say Sheet2, cell A1 =Sheet1!A1. I have then have a bar chart linked to this cell, but it's reading it as text and no bars are appearing in the chart - even though the cell in the second sheet is formatted as a number!

FYI - my work around is to link my chart to the underlying data in the formula above, in this case, N7. But then I'm not getting the whole number (%) or decimal (%) that I want when the value is displayed in the chart.

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May 4, 2009

is there a way to highlight a whole column to change the data from text to a number? When I initially download the data into the Bank Data Download tab, the information is in a text format, I believe for formulas to work, the data should be in number format, correct? Is there an easy way to select a whole column and change the format? If I highlight a column and do the format cells and change the data to a number, it does not take effect unless I click on each individual cell and click Enter. Is there any easier way?

The second part of my call for help is I would like for the data to flow from the Bank Download tab, into the Disbursement Summary tab. The identifiers would be the Customer Reference Number, column N of the Bank Data Download tab, and match to the corresponding day and column in the Disbursement Summary tab.

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Mar 14, 2014

I want a formula for converting a number to text

For example: 2550 ( two thousand five hundred fifty). I found one formula (BAHTTEXT) but it convert into Thai Language.

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Jul 19, 2014

I need to analyse more than 4500 product of my company. I have data in more then 20 separate excel worksheets, I need a function or a vba code to return the text against my product names.

I my main file i have the names of the products, sales and purchase data and analysis. In other files I have the categories list against those products. In the main file the products are according to brand and categories have different products from different brands grouped together. I want a function something similar to sumif but for text.

Example

What I need

Art no. Product Name Brand Group Category Subcategory

y-123 abc lux hair care shampoo hair shine shampoo

A-123 bca loreal skin care anti acne anto acne soap

Main file

Art no. Product Name Brand Group Category Subcategory Q1 sales Q2 sales Q3 sales

y-123 abc lux 120 110 105

A-123 file with categories against respective products.xlsxmain file what i have.xlsxmain file.xlsxwhat i need.xlsx

Category files

Art no. Product Name Brand Group Category Subcategory

y-123 abc lux hair care shampoo hair shine shampoo

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Jun 4, 2012

I have two (2) different values in the same column one value is text (INV) the other is a time date stamp 05/18/2012 10:48:32. The text i want to return in a seperate column for these two is if it is INV then the result is "PENDING" if it is a date 05/18/2012 etc. then the result would be "PAID" example:

Payment Status

05/08/2012 10:30:12

INV

05/17/2012 08:27:37

INV

and so on...................

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Oct 24, 2008

I'm trying to figure out a formula to be able to look at a column of txt and if it finds the word total it need to output the number at the column next to it. If the word total isnt in the text then it should leave it blanks (see below). Basically I want a column that pulls only the totals amounts in the column.

Aaron Drielick 3

Aaron Drielick 2.5

Aaron Drielick 37.5

Aaron Drielick Total 151.0

Akila Subagaru 31

Akila Subagaru 1.5

Akila Subagaru 1

Akila Subagaru 1.5

Akila Subagaru Total35.0

Albert Major 4

Albert Major 6.5

Albert Major 2

Albert Major 19.5

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Oct 16, 2006

I have a sheet that uses all vlookup formulas to populate the cells, and then some basic math calculation are done in seperate columns with the results. The problem is, even though the rest of sheet works fine one column is being read as text. I've tried many things to get Excel to read the column as numbers but nothing is working. So far I've tried everything I've found in Ozgrid (Paste special using add and multiply, using a working column)and the simple formatting things built into Excel, but nothing is working. All I need is for the column to be read as a number.

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Jun 12, 2009

i have a list of numbers in column A and B and in column C is = B - A. But what i want is for Column C to always = positive number regardless even if say A = 10 and B = 8 the true answer is -2 but i would like the reading of 2. Is there a way to say B - A and if = - make it -( ) ? (otherwords +)

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Dec 29, 2008

I can get only so far, then stumped:3 columns (Hours, Rate, Amount). "Hours" is a 'List' with data from from another sheet. Data is named 'Worked'. 'Worked' is all 2 decimal numeric (represents total time worked), except first item called "Live In"

IF 'Hours' is "Live In", I can use: =IF(A1="Live In", SUM(B1*1))

How can I make it conditional so that if it's not "Live In", then it will SUM(A1*B1)?. SideNote: 'Worked' LIST has total time with minutes expressed as 1/4 of hour (i.e., 1.25 = 1 hour, 15 minutes).

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Apr 29, 2014

I have created an online survey, and people choose ten words (skills) out of 24 possible. Please see screenshot. I would like a formula that does this in layman's terms: "If I see the word "Cooperation" in the source cell, then I'll put "03b" into the target cell; but if I see "Managing" in the source cell instead, I'll put "21a" in the target cell, etc."

I've tried a few IF / Then statements, with no success. Screenshot shows the source cell upper right, and the ten target cells below left with two rows of sample results. I'm guessing the same formula can be in each of the 10 target cells.

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Mar 3, 2009

Am doing some preliminary planning for a trip in Australia and am struck on a formula that will produce information like "Day 1" Day 2 and 3" etc.

I have done out this information manually and it appears in column E of attached copy of spreadsheet ...

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Feb 23, 2009

Im using the below formula -

=SUMPRODUCT(--(Jan!D9:D999 > 0)--(Jan!Y9:Y999="FALSE"))

But it keeps returning the number of items in JanD9:D999 > 0 , when i want the number of items in column Y which contain "FALSE" if D is greater than 0.

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May 14, 2014

I have a form in work which acts as a tick sheet for tasks complete on a construction site. When a task is complete I copy & paste from a key of dates i.e. week ending 11.05.15, this allows me to see what week a task was complete.

Generally I only marked off tasks which were 100% complete but my manager wants me to enter the % of the task complete also, i.e. 80% in the box.

So my question is how can I have the formula assume that any box with a date & shading is 100% and any cell with a number i.e. 80 is only 80% complete. I need it to monitor around 150 cells and give me the overall % complete based on what i have discussed.

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Jan 25, 2013

I am wondering if I could have a formula be used against a certain row/cell containing a certain "phrase" or "number" for instance

I want E1 to read something like this = (row containing item "FF32105") (the given row from the previous statement) ( the input column ex. B) (the input value ex. *6)

Essential I want to be able to copy and past a sales forecast and have the formulas automatically (listed below the pasted forecast) calculate purchase needs. The issue is that if our forecast one month has a certain item and then the next does not then they will end up on different lines after the copy/paste. We have over 500 items so a manual adjustment would be time consuming..

Is there a possible way for the formulas to "find" the correct line to start calculating data?

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Feb 10, 2014

I have row of dates and underneath those dates I have a row of numbers. The numbers count down. For example:

[Code] .....

At the end of the row I want a cell to return the date that the row first started going negative at. In this example, it should display 10/31/2014 (for when it went to -60).

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Jun 4, 2014

If for example, I have a set of IDs like:

Bellen-234-B25R

Carlota-345-C20RDF

Quad-765-Q20LP

How would I return just the first 4 characters after the second dash? The closest I can get is ALL the characters after the second dash.

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Aug 12, 2009

I need to use weeknum() for a number of situations in a project I'm working on. But when I use =WEEKNUM(DATE(2010;1;31)) it returns 6, instead of 4 as it should. Using it on today's date returns correct number.

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Jul 8, 2009

I have a list of names in say column A, but the names are prefixed with numbers. So, for example you have 2 Peter Jones, 5 Johnny Piper, 10 Andrea, 3 St. Mary's, 13 White etc.

I want to return these list of names in another column say B, but without the prefixed numbers. So, column B will have Peter Jones, Johnny Piper, Andrea, St. Mary's, White etc.

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Jul 28, 2006

I have a querytable running on my sql database. In the query I have a trimleft function because the numbers are stored with several proceeding blank spaces. When I execute the query through my macro, everything works fine, except I can't average or sum the results. They can be multiplied, divided, etc, but not averaged or summed (they just show as zero on summing, which makes the average DIV/0). The really strange part is that if I select a number and go to the formula bar and hit delete at the beginning of the number (which actually deletes nothing), the number is suddenly capable of actually performing as a number. I assume this has something to do with how the querytable is returning my results, but does anyone have an idea for a workaround for this issue?

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Nov 6, 2013

I have been using this function to count the number of unique text values in a data set:

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH(B2:B10,B2:B10,0),MATCH(B2:B10,B2:B10,0))>0,1))

It works great if I want to count number of unique text values overall. However, I want to count the occurrences of unique text values if they meet specific criteria. (Like a countifs function would if it could count unique text).

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