# Sum Formula Returns Incorrect Result

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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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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Jul 27, 2014

I have a two different formulas the return a numbered result(PO Number) in the same column. I then vlookup both of them with the same formula into a pivot table, one returns the result one doesn't. format appears to be the same.

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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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Jan 18, 2006

I have a simple formula subtracting one cell from another using =SUM(XX,-XX). When I click on fx and bring up the function arguments box, the formula result is displayed correctly in that box. However, the cell containing the formula will only display a zero. I have tried reformatting the cells to no avail. I have also tried getting a result using =XX-XX and that does not work either.

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Feb 15, 2007

I need a formula to count cells based on the date, so that I can have a blank cell when the answer is 0. I am adding values cumulative and future cells need to be blank because I have a graph that has a trend line and I don't want the trend line to fall off at the end. I also don't want to have to go back to this every month and update it.

Column A

Date

1/2/2007 0:00

1/3/2007 0:00

1/10/2007 0:00

2/10/2007 0:00

2/10/2007 0:00

2/15/2007 0:00

3/22/2007 0:00

3/22/2007 0:00

3/22/2007 0:00

4/31/2007 0:00

4/31/2007 0:00

4/31/2007 0:00

Column B

Invoice #

CM-0003881

CM-0003882

CM-0003883

CM-0003888

CM-0003928

CM-0003932

CM-0003933

CM-0003985

CM-0004007

CM-0004008

CM-0004009

CM-0004065

I have this formula in cell F3 that will add the dates through the end of January:

=SUMPRODUCT((A1:A1000>=DATEVALUE("1/1/2007"))*(A1:A1000

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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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Apr 3, 2008

I have 2 tables, 1 beneath the other - table 1 columns represent date ranges and their values. Columns and their data are alternating color coding. Table 2 references, by means of array formula, this data - IS it possible to include the font color as a result?

BCDEFGH503/0310/0317/0324/03609/0316/0323/0330/03712348Prod113,91113,69713,58213,4849Prod21,9241,8943,1151,86510Prod31,2601,2401,2301,22121Age (Days)22Prod1211391123Prod22624Prod326

Formula in H22 = '{=SUMPRODUCT(((H$5-$D22)>=$E$5:$O$5)*((H$5-$D22)

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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 27, 2012

I have a line of code that compares cell values with a variable.

Code:

dim rmycell as range

If rmycell.value = MyTarget then

This works fine when rmycell.value is empty or has a value. However, sometimes rmycell has a #VALUE! Error. When debugging the code I can see this error showing rymcell with a value of "Error 2015". The MyTarget variable is "abcdefg", so the If statement should resolve as

Code:

If rmycell.value = MyTarget then

becomes

Code:

If Error 2015 = "Abcdefg" then

Which should be a negative result. Except it isn't. The code that is conditional on a positive result runs whenever there is a #VALUE error, just as if the 2 values were equal.

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Oct 2, 2009

I'm trying to do a formula that references a cell and returns a different result dependant on the number in the cell being referenced.

For example I've said if A1 has a 3 in it then put the word TEST as the result, plus if it has a 4 put the word RESULT.

What I wrote as my formula is as follows-

=IF(A1=3,"TEST")+IF(A1=4,"RESULT")

It works fine when I only use one result but goes wrong when I add two. If I change the words I want to show to numbers it comes up fine but with words it just returns a Value error.

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Apr 5, 2009

I have a formula that looks at a cell on a front sheet, and then returns the contents of that cell as the result if it meets the criteria. So for example this formula would be in Cell A1 on Sheet2 IF(SHEET1!A1,"New",Sheet1!A1,"-")

This formula is always in the same cell (different sheet) as the cell that it is looking at, down 1500 rows. Instead of having the formula named for each cell is there anyway to ask excel to 'look at this cell but on this other sheet'.

e.g IF(Sheet1!"This Cell" etc). That way no matter what cell you put the formula in it is always referencing the correct cell for the formula?

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Jan 31, 2014

Code: =VLOOKUP((LEFT(C4,6)),'Data from 7500'!$B$16:$G$195,6,TRUE)

And it works great, except that the data returned is off by one row. For example, the correct value for the sample name in B107 is located in G107, but the formula returns the value in cell G106. I've tried changing the TRUE to FALSE and that returns #N/A.

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Dec 3, 2013

In the attached file I used =MATCH(TRUE,INDEX($B$2:$B$10="",0)) to retrieve the location of the first empty cell.

When using the "Evaluate Formula" tool, it is clear that the position in the array created by the INDEX function is the 6th. Nevertheless, the final outcome is 9, being the last cell in range.

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Dec 29, 2008

I have a worksheet called "Raw Data" where in columns J, I and G contain values. I would like to write a formula whereby if all 3 conditions are met, it will count the number of values found in column C.

I've tried to write an IF statement but it just returns FALSE, despite the result being true. Need the right combination of IF/AND statements that would do this?

=IF(AND('Raw Data'!$J:$J="Maintenance",'Raw Data'!$I:$I="Open",'Raw Data'!$G:$G="1-2008"),COUNT('Raw Data'!$C:$C)). I've tried to attach the workbook, but there's a problem with uploading attachments I think. Sorry if my explanation is unclear.

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Jan 28, 2010

I have this COUNTIFS expression buried in a larger formula:

COUNTIFS(Table[C7],Table[C7]&"",Table[C21],">=1")

and it always returns a value of zero or some positive integer.

I'm now looking for a little "function" that I can wrap around this expression that will:

A) indicate any non-zero result as 1 or TRUE

and

B) indicate any zero result as 0 or FALSE

Something like...

AREYOUNONZERO( (COUNTIFS(Table[C7],Table[C7]&"",Table[C21],">=1") )

I'm sure there's a fairly efficient way to do this... but I'm totally stumped at the moment!

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Mar 18, 2007

I have a three or four letter abbreviation of a last name in A1. Column C contains a list of Last Names; column D contains a list of corresponding First Names; and column E contains a formula concantenating the First Names and Last Names from columns C & D.

I have the following formula in B1:

=VLOOKUP(A1,C1:E44,3,1)

I am attempting to match up the three or four letter abbreviation with the concatenated list to return the full name (First and Last) in cell B1, however, I'm not getting the desire result. I keep getting the name in the row just above the name I want.

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Jul 21, 2006

I have discovered a strange thing about excel and it is driving me mad and ruining my project.

Basically, If i enter the number 97.4 into cell A1 and then 97.165 into cell B1 and then enter the formula =A1-B1 into cell C1 i get the answer 0.235. Which is correct.

However, when you increase the number of decimal places to 30 the answer that is returned is 0.234999999999999000000000000000.

This calculation result seem to fluctuate wildly depending on the primary numbers in cells a1 and b1. Very rarely have i seen the full 30 decimal places without a bizarre result like this.

Maybe it has been too many years since i was at school and that i am confused with my numbers and that there is a real easy answer to why this result is returned.

As i said it is ruining my project that i am working on. Can anyone help? Why does excel do this? Is there a way to stop this happening? My project relies on this answer to be correct. Is there a way to force excel to stop doing this?

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Aug 22, 2012

I'm compiling a list of names on a separate tab from a column that only lists the names sporadically. Problem: In the formula, the IF provides a TRUE, the row function, and consequently, the INDEX function (when I hit F9) provides the correct "name" and row number, but when I hit return, it provides the text 4 cells beneath what it should.

=IF(ROWS(F$5:F5)

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Nov 20, 2013

I am looking up a risk matrix to return the risk rating... it is very simple, it works on one sheet, but on a different sheet (looking up different data, but same basic format) it returns exactly the opposite rating.

My formula is: =INDEX($G$6:$K$10,MATCH(I19,$G$5:$K$5,0),MATCH(J19,$F$6:$F$10,0))

Here is F4 to K10

I have data validation on I19 and J19 based on the cells below

Consequence

Priority

Very Low

Low

Medium

High

Very High

[Code] ..........

BUT... when I put Very Low and Very Low in the two cells (I19 and K19) I get Very High as the return.

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Jun 10, 2014

When I drag my VLOOKUP formula down a column in Excel 2010, the return value copies the formula result from the original VLOOKUP formula result. For example, if the first VLOOKUP returns a value of 0.5, I expect to see 0.5 or 1 in the cell below that one. However, I get 0.5 which is not the expected result for the cell below.

When, I click the fx on the cells below, the expected return values appear in the formula result. After I click OK, the expected formula results updates and now appears in the cell.

I'm not sure what is causing this issue. My computer was updated recently from an old machine to a new one. I have never experienced this issue before.

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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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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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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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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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Sep 3, 2006

I created a simple auto numbering function whereby Cell A7 contained =Row()-6, and Cell A8 contained =(A7+1). I then shift, and pasted the contents of cell A8 until cell A600. My aim is to simply copy the increments of 1 - 600 into another column. However when i copy and paste i'm also copying the initial underlying formula ie: =( A?+1), Is there a way to copy the results, not the formula?

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Feb 2, 2010

when i use a simple sum it only returns 0 but if I use the same cells and manually add them ie A1+A2+A3 and so on it give me the answer ? As there are over 500 cells it would be a pain to type them.

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Jul 26, 2006

I have a workbook that is taking the avarage percentage of efficency over a possible of 7 days. If there were only 5 days of production it would average only 5 days. It pulls info from a tab that is call "Datalink" which is just that. As we have started our new fiscal year the person who uses this came to me with this problem

1) GrpIV on C15 is returning # DIV/0! and we need it to return 0. See the attachment.

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