# Text And Formula In Same Cell?

Aug 1, 2006How do I enter both text and a formula into the same cell?

Eg. Cell needs to result in: "Today's sales = $12,500" where $12,500 is the result of a formula.

How do I enter both text and a formula into the same cell?

Eg. Cell needs to result in: "Today's sales = $12,500" where $12,500 is the result of a formula.

I have a situation where I have to curve fit data, this can lead to different formulas being used with varying constants.

Is it possible to pickup a TEXT based formula and related constants from other cells, and then place this into another cell as a functioning formula. For Example

Cell A1 contains the formula as a text string whether it be y=a+bx+cx^2, or y=a+b/x, etc

Cells A2:A6 contain the individual constants, a, b, c, etc

I would then want the VBA to read the text based formula and put it into an output cell as a functioning excel formulae.g

In cell B10: =a+b*A10+c*A10^2

I understand picking the constants up and putting the formula should not be too much of an issue, however trying to insert the variable form of the curve fit is the part that I am struggling with, and am unsure if possible.

I would like to copy a formula in a cell and then paste only the text of the formula, but I can't figure it out. Basically, I would like to avoid going into the cells and absolute referencing or hitting F2, then copying the text.

When I hit "Ctrl C" to copy the cell, then hit "Alt/E/S/F/Enter" to paste the formula, it is just like a regular copy/paste formula-wise in that the references move.

I paste new data into a sheet of a monthly report I prepare. For this sheet, the # of data rows change (and is unpredictable) every month. I need the value inside a specific cell that dynamcially moves up and down based on the # of rows for that month (because it's below the rows of data).

So I made a formula to identify the exact cell # every month.

Example:

This month the exact cell is F255 in the "Refi" sheet.

So my formula in the "Summary" sheet cell A1 first finds the cell row # only (255) and since it's always column F, in B1 I have

VB:

="F" & (A1)

This outputs "F255" in B1, successfully identifying the target cell.

Now how do I write a formula in C1 to grab the value from whatever cell is named in B1. (For this month, the value in cell F255 from the "Refi" sheet)

I have a list of headings and items and I have a set of formulas that work out depending on the heading what items are listed.

Say theres 10 items and the heading starts at C4 and that heading has 10 items, so it puts "C5" as text in G1 and "C15" as text in G2 so i now know my cell range of items

How can i use the text in those cells to put in a formula to call that as a range?

If I use the indirect formula it shows me the value of the cell, but im after using it to reference the cell

I'm trying to do a column of individual discount calculations using a discount percentage found in a cell two to the right of a cell containing the text "Total SP:" that is always upwards and to the left of the cell where the formula goes (but could be two rows or could be 20). There are multiple "Total SP:" cells in the sheet - I always want the first one upwards. I have created the following but I get #NAME? where I hope to see the discounted value.

VB:

Dim Discount1 As Double

Discount = Cells.Find(What:="Total SP:", After:=ActiveCell, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, MatchCase:=True).Offset(0, 2)

Range("R9:R" & LastRow).Formula = "=IF(J9>0,$E9*(1-Discount1),0)"

I've just thought, the Cells.Find needs to be redone for each cell where the formula is inserted to ensure it always catches the correct discount and this isn't going to do that - it's going to find it once and always use that single value.

I think this needs a Loop or something and to move the ActiveCell down one after the formula to get it to redo the Cells.Find.

I have text in column A of either "xxx" or "yyy"

I'm looking for a formula so that If

A1: "xxx" then B1: $100

Or if

A1: "yyy" then B1: $150

So when I write "xxx" or "yyy" in a cell of Col A

then $100 or $150 shows up in adjacent cell in Col B automatically.

I will need to sum the numbers later so Col B will need to be in number/accounting format.

I am wanting to convert a cell reference text

"=$A$1"

to an actual cell reference

=$A$1

Manually I can go through each cell and click F2 + Enter and Excel automatically changes it.

I have tried recording a macro whereby I click through each cell with F2 + Enter but the VBA writes the actual formula "=$A$1" rather than the process. This does not work as the cell reference is variable.

I'm NOT wanting an external cell to convert it for me

i.e. INDIRECT(CELL)

because I am wanting to copy the answer to another independent spreadsheet

I'm NOT wanting to paste values

i.e. return the answer from cell $A$1

because I want the cell reference to remain within the cell.

on the attached sheet i am trying to extract the number from the cell "under 200.5 pts" so i get just 200.5 then the cell with "L" in changes dependant on the number in the total points cell. When i try, i am getting the same answer regardless whether the total points number is higher or lower than the extracted 200.5.

View 2 Replies View RelatedFor reference, I am making a spreadsheet for keeping track of college football statistics, team records, etc.

Each spreadsheet is named for a team (e.g. "Michigan", "Ohio St.") and lists that team's schedule. As part of my statistics, I am trying to compile the win-loss record of each team that team has played.

Generically, my spreadsheet looks like this:

Opp.'s W-L record

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Michigan

Ohio St.

Nebraska

In order to compile the W-L record, I would normally have to have a formula as in =SpreadsheetMichigan.J4 + SpreadsheetOhioSt.J4 + SpreadsheetNebraska.J4

This is quite a lengthy process as this formula is different for every team. I would like one generic formula to put on every team's page that would grab the text of each team's opponent for game 1, game 2, etc.

Basically, is there a formula that I can put within the formula to say

=Spreadsheet[ReturnTextFromA4].J4 + Spreadsheet[ReturnTextFromB4].J4 + Spreadsheet[ReturnTextFromC4].J4

I need an excel formula to find the part of the text in the range of cells and display the values.

Eg: cell's A1 :A25 has text in it, And B1 :B25 has values in it.

I need to find "ABC" from A1:A25 ,IT could be either "ARRA ABC" or

"NON ARRA ABC" but not just and display the values for this frm B1:B25 in C1.

examples for A1:A25 is

A1 ARRA ABC

A2 Non ARRA DEF

A3 ABC

A4 Non ARRA GHI

A5 DEF

A6 ARRA JKL

I used the following formula,It seems to be working but only to that cell if i try to put the same formula in another sheet or another cell ,I don't see the values.

My Formula is as follows.

=IF((OR(A1:A25="ARRA ABC",A1:A25="NoN ARRA ABC")),B1:B25,0)

What is the proper way to enter text and a forumla into the same cell? For example a would like a macro to imput the words "revised on" and the formua Today in to the same cell.

View 2 Replies View RelatedI built a formula that should work, but it's too long so I need to condense it.

I have three columns, column 1 has names, column 2 has a formula.

I have 15 sheets, each with a name that could appear in column 1.

If the cell in column 2, sheet 1 is Bob, I want it to pull H5 from sheet bob. That works as:

=IF(A5="Bob", 'Bob Data'!H4, "Work in Progress")

But if I build that formula for all the possible names, it's too long. Is there a way to make the formula autofill with the name in cell A5

So: =IF(A5="XXXX", 'XXXX'!H4, "Work in Progress")

I have the formula in O62 cell :

[Code]....

In formula bar when I sellect complete formula and press F9 key, I can see:

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

results.

How can I write this visible result to "O62" cell or, " another cell example"P62" as a text value.(without to copy & paste).

I want to make this with a formula ( if impossible by macro).

I have a list of numbers in column A (i.e.: 1234)and I need them to show up in column B in with an "*" asterisk on each side on the number (i.e.: *1234*). So I was using "=a1" in cell B1, is there away to add the asterisk to the formula as text?

View 6 Replies View RelatedI have a cell set up with a formula to copy the content from another cell. However, the cell won't expand to fit the text. If you delete the formula and just type in the cell, it does expand. See attachment.

View 5 Replies View RelatedIn cells A1:A3 I have:

(as text)

Cell Values Formula Needed

0100 01029250 FALSE

0100 01029304 FALSE

0100 REHAB01 TRUE

I need a formula in Cells B1:B3

to Recognize is a cells has characters A-Z

How I can extract text from cell using a formula, for below example? I haven't find a formula which work as non case sensitive.

I want to extract ABC from below text , I know I can use mid , left and find to do this.

Text

abc 12

12 3 Abc

12 ABC 133

i have a worksheet which has a price list for parts, about 2500 rows. in the Column C i have a retail price and in Column D have -5% of the C. i need to add Column E -10% of CERTAIN items, the ones in BOLD Only, of Column D. and change the color of that cell, is there a easy way to do this. i have attached screen shot what i mean.

View 9 Replies View RelatedIs it possible to apply formatting to a formula in a cell when you are combining that formula with text? As an example, I want to format the following as a percentage: ="The result is"&" "&(a2/a1)

Currently, it is returning [e.g.] ...result is 0.5, instead of ...result is 50%

I have below formula in a cell but it populates as a single continuous text. I want it to appear as only 3 lines as below....

View 7 Replies View RelatedScenario:

A1: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and Shawn Coyne (Nov 11, 2011) - Kindle eBook

A2: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield (Apr 20, 2011) - Kindle eBook

A3: How to Get the Raise You Want in 90 Days or Less: A Step-by-step Plan for Making It Happen by Kathy M. Barnes and Robyn Feldberg (Jan 30, 2009) - Kindle eBook (Note: This cell (A3) have "by" 2 times)

I want to extract text from RIGHT till the word "by"

So the result must be:

B1: by Steven Pressfield and Shawn Coyne (Nov 11, 2011) - Kindle eBook

B2: by Steven Pressfield (Apr 20, 2011) - Kindle eBook

B3: by Kathy M. Barnes and Robyn Feldberg (Jan 30, 2009) - Kindle eBook

having the formula exclude counting text in cells.

=IFERROR(SUMPRODUCT(--(INDIRECT("'"&TEXT(B$2,"mm-dd-yy")&"'!A4:A44")=Tracking!$A3)*(INDIRECT("'"&TEXT(B$2,"mm-dd-yy")&"'!D4:J44")>8)),"")

I would like it to only count numeric values over 8.0. Currently if I have text in a cell such as "PTO" it returns as a added value.

I need a formula that will extract only the text between the 1st and 2nd dash in a cell. Example:

10466193-1909457-

10648145-3026718-t526363536m

This formula would return only the following:

1909457

3026718

I have a drop down list. When I choose something from the list, it creates a description (text) in the next cell. I need to be able to copy/paste the text from the cell, but it will only let me choose the formula instead.

View 4 Replies View RelatedThe content of cell "animal!A1" will change according to a simple vlookup table. Let's say the value can be "dog", "cat", or "horse". In cell "animal!A5", I want to duplicate the content either "dog!A5", "cat!A5", or "horse!A5", depending on the current value of "animal!A1".

I've tried to do a simple reference like:

="A1"!A5

or

=A1!A5

wanting the A1 to actually read either dog, cat, or horse so the reference would refer to the worksheet of the same names. This doesn't work, so I need to know if there is a way to do this.

I am trying to display watermark text in a cell based on the value of another cell. For example:

If in Column B, cell B2 states "Mileage", Column C, cell C2 needs to say "Please enter Start and Destination...". I want column C (cell C2) to be my input cell as well hence the reason i'm avoiding the use of an IF formula.

I'm open to a VBA solution if this works? Tried conditional formatting however it will only display colours, not text?

I am about to take on a rather large excel project for our company. The first part is coming up with how to deal with our drafting department's length inputs. In this project, our users will be entering lengths in a unique format. I have to convert that unique format to a standard Foot-Inch-Fraction format.

To try to keep the file size down and keep the complexity down, converting a cell formula to VBA so i can run this on a group of cells rather than repeating my code downward multiple rows on multiple sheets.

It is either this or come up with my own font that will convert it for me but I do not know where to start with that. How to take a stab at converting this to a VB code i can run?

A3 = 1.0108

B3 = 1'-1 1/2"

The code in B3 looks like this:

[Code] .......

An explanation of the unique format we use in our drafting department:

Basic Feet, Inch and Fraction format = 0 . 00 00 = Feet . Inch Fraction

The numbers left of the decimal point are feet. The first two numbers to the right of the decimal point are inches and the next two are sixteenths of an inch.

Examples:

4β-2" = 4.0200

15β-5 1/4" = 15.0504

4β-11 3/8" = 4.1106

0β-1 15/16" = 0.0115

I am trying to add a * at the end of a value in a cell, used to signify a note at the bottom of the page. However, as the cell contains a formula, excel thinks I am adding a multiplication sign instead.

Is there anyway to place a * at the end of the value, to show up in the cell as text? I would prefer not to have to paste the value of the cell and then add the *...

=CONCATENATE(B8,C8,D8) insread showing result just stays as text?

cant figure out whats wrong

Can numbers and text be included in the same cell and still have the number be included in the total in a formula in another cell? Or must a cell only have numeric values for it to be seen/included in a formula's total value.

I'm trying to create a database that totals materials for a construction project. I want to display the number of doors for a house in a row of cells and have the all the doors totaled in the last cell. This I have no trouble doing.

The problem arises when I want to add some text information about the style of each door in the same cell that the number of doors is shown. As soon as text information is added to a cell that has numeric information, that cells numeric information is not included in the final total in the last cell in the row.

I resorted to using comments instead, but, when the are made visible on the spreadsheet, they don't seem to lock to a relative position regarding the cell they're attached to. For instance, if I widen columns or make any significant spatial changes to the spreadsheet, the comments don't move with the changes.

There may be a way to lock comments to stay in a relative position regarding the cell they're attached to. And if that's the only way to make comments for the items in each cell stay with the cell, then I'll have to use that method. But I'd rather not have to use the comments function at all.

I'd much rather be able to have numbers and text be in the same cell, and still have the number value of that cell be included in a formula total at the end of a row of numeric information.

Example: (In this example separate cells that include both numeric values and text are indicated by parenthesis. The final cell that has the formula that totals the numeric information in the separate cells is indicated by brackets)

(30, raised panel doors, unpainted) (10, raised panel doors, white)

I have attached a file which shows some cells which start with "p" and then a number and some have the same but with the word " total" in them.

I would like to run a formula in the column next to it which will highlight which cells have that word in order that I can data sort a large file and delete the totals.

I think it will be an IF formula on cells that contain criteria.

I have a workbook with two worksheets. I added a formula to the first worksheet

= COUNTIF(Scorecard!H3,"K"). It works fine when I add another COUNTIF that references another column (baseball fans may realize I'm counting total strikeouts for a batter): =COUNTIF(Scorecard!H3,"K")+COUNTIF(Scorecard!L3,"K") However, when I try to expand this to cover more columns, =COUNTIF(Scorecard!H3,"K")+COUNTIF(Scorecard!L3,"K")+COUNTIF(Scorecard!P3,"K")

Excel automatically changes the format of this cell to "Text" and it shows the formula as text instead of calculating it. What could be wrong here? Excel's documentation is woefully inadequate for cases like this. Is there an undocumented limit on how many times I can add COUNTIFs together?

"Use a formula to fill in column F (brand name) in the data worksheet. The Brand Name is the Branded Description minus the last word.

NOTE extra mark: If your formula cant find a space (is error = true) then it takes whatever is in the cell and uses that."

Would I be using the CONCANATE formula or something similar?

I want the macro to:

1. search A1:AZ1 to find the cell that has the text "VBA Test" in the cell. There could be other text in the cell as well - this is not an exact match - but these two words are the common text.

2. go to that cell

3. go to one cell below that

4. enter a formula (I've got it from here ....)

I have a long list of process steps in a collumn e.g.

A

_Tank1_CIP

_Tank1_CIP

_Tank2_CIP

_Tank4_CIP

_Tank_9_CIP

and then i have a list of tanks: Tank1, Tank2 etc. The i want a forumla to extract and return the tank in a adjacent cell:

A B

_Tank1_CIP Tank1

_Tank1_CIP Tank1

_Tank2_CIP Tank2

_Tank4_CIP Tank4

_Tank_9_CIP Tank9

How do I combine a formula and text in the same cell in excel 2010.

What I am looking for is the sum of a number of cells, followed by text.

e.g. something like =SUM(E4:E50)"/35"

If the sum result of cells E4:E50 was 10, I would be expecting to see visible in the cell '10/35'

How do I write this formula?

I do data entry for a driveway company. I get addresses and phone numbers, and then call the people to offer services. I keep track of my calls on the spreadsheet, color coded for my results, green for leads, yellow for voicemail/no answer, and red for not interested.

I have formulas in cells M2 through M8 to give me my overall stats for the calls I have made, it filters them by color for leads, missed calls, and rejections, and a couple other stats (mostly for my own curiosity)

What I'm trying to add is the cells L10 to M13, I want to be able to input a date, for instance 8/15, and have it run the same stats, just for that day essentially. So, I need it to search the last 2 columns in the table for the text that I input into cell M10, and then run the color based formula on those cells, and total them up in the appropriate cells, M11, M12, and M13.

The 2 Stats tables are the same at the moment in the sample, as I only included one particular street that I have mapped, my actual table is nearly 3000 rows.

I am trying to put together a report tracking sheet, ie I have different test that take a different length of time to return to the office and I want to be able to see when a test should be back from the lab,ie:

A blood sample takes 1 day, a urine sample takes 3 days.

I need a formula that basically says that if the data in cell A1 = Blood, (and I have the test date in cell A2) then the data in cell A3 should says A1=Blood, A3=A2+1 to give me the test due date

I found the following formula in one of the other posts;

=IF(E5="BLOOD",G5+1,IF(E5="URINE",G5+3,0))

The problem that this will only work with two tests and I have more than two tests, I have fourteen and each takes a different length of time to process.

I have a spreadsheet where I enter text values in a cell, e.g. (.5 x .5) x 2 x .009. I want to find a way to automatically populated the cell to the right with the formula version, e.g. =(.5 * .5) * 2 * x .009 and format as three decimal place number.

One other question, is there a way to enter a template for entry in a cell. It would be nice if the text value above would take care of the parenthesis and multiplication signs for me.

i need t oknow if i can have text added into 1 cell with having a formula with a answer in it as well,,,i have attached a sheet with better examples of what i mean.

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