# Help-Getting error with Microsoft Excel calculation

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago

I am getting an error with Microsoft excel calculation. I am using Microsoft Excel 2003 and when calculating with a formula I am getting #VALUE!. The formula is put as =C2*.25*B2*.4*.05. Please help me solve this problem.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

What are the values of c2 and b2? If there is a 'blank' in one of them you possibly will get this error - replace a blank with zero.

I note that this formula works for me when i place a value in both cells; the only way I replicate the error is by entering text into one of the cells.

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ryanwesselsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago

No none of the columns are empty. C2 is currency and B2 is a number.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

It works for me on Excel 2007 - I note the Excel auto changed the formula to:

=C2*0.25*B2*0.4*0.05

perhaps Excel 2003 doesn't add the extra zero and this is causing the problem?

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lrohnerposted 5 years ago

I think what Simey's trying to say is that it's probably not recognizing one of the cells as numerical. Go into both C2 and B2 and use the format, number stuff (can't remember where it is in 2003) to format them.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

*light bulb* - the currency amount - did you enter a '\$' or whatever symbol in front of the numbers? That would change it to text - to view as currency you should format as currency and not enter the symbol!

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago

Yes it has a currency sign before the amount or numbers though it is not in dollars.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

If you typed the currency sign directly in to the cell then remove the currency sign and use the 'number formatting' to format as the currency...hmmm I just typed in the \$ before numbers and that works too....check to see if there is the character  '  before the currency sign....

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago

There was a dot between the currency sign and the number removed it but no use.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

If you want - send the Excel worksheet (if it's not confidential) to me and I'll take a look.

simeycook@hotmail.com

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago

No no its not confidential. Its a keyword research excel sheet. And the currency values are in Rs which is the symbol for Indian rupees. I can send it but you have Excel 2007 not sure if the excel sheet will open properly in your computer.

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IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

I believe all Office products are backwards compatible. In other words you can open a document in Office 2007 that was written in 2003, but not the other way round.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

IzzyM is right - I can open it and save it as an Excel 2003 format...

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

Just send you an email. Please have a look.

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SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

Just sent the file back to you:
-I used edit replace to remove the 'rs.'
-I saved as an excel file rather than the comma delimited file.
-I added the formula - only the values remained in the file you sent me

Hope this helps

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sid_candidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

Thanks for your help Simon but I am still getting the error in a new excel sheet. This time its Excel 2007.

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Palnatechposted 3 years ago

you can try to use parenthesis or brackets and at the same time make sure you are giving the correct cell references

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