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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:31 PM
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I have an excel workbook that I converted from text. When
I create formula in a cell (A1*2) it just displays the
formula and not the result. I checked the options and it
is not set to display formula.

Also, when I transfer this sheet to access, I am storing
the values in field A to a text field. THe value in A are
S123, 87922035, etc. Some of the numbers get saved as
5.7273e+006 even thought they appear as numbers in Excel.

Help please.

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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:38 PM
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You need an = sign before your (A1*2) formula.


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I have an excel workbook that I converted from text. When
I create formula in a cell (A1*2) it just displays the
formula and not the result. I checked the options and it
is not set to display formula.

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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:39 PM
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Oops, hit send too fast...

If you *have* and = sign before (A1*2), then your cells are formatted as
Text. Format them as General and reenter the formulae.

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I have an excel workbook that I converted from text. When
I create formula in a cell (A1*2) it just displays the
formula and not the result. I checked the options and it
is not set to display formula.

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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:40 PM
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Is your entry in the cell A1*2 or =A1*2?


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: I have an excel workbook that I converted from text. When
: I create formula in a cell (A1*2) it just displays the
: formula and not the result. I checked the options and it
: is not set to display formula.
:
: Also, when I transfer this sheet to access, I am storing
: the values in field A to a text field. THe value in A are
: S123, 87922035, etc. Some of the numbers get saved as
: 5.7273e+006 even thought they appear as numbers in Excel.
:
: Help please.
:


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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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I have an "=" sign in the beginning and also set the
format to "General". Also, the same formula works in
another worksheet.
-----Original Message-----
Oops, hit send too fast...

If you *have* and = sign before (A1*2), then your cells

are formatted as
Text. Format them as General and reenter the formulae.

In article ,
wrote:

I have an excel workbook that I converted from text.

When
I create formula in a cell (A1*2) it just displays the
formula and not the result. I checked the options and

it
is not set to display formula.

.

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Old September 16th, 2004, 02:12 PM
JE McGimpsey
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Did you reenter the formula after setting format to General?

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I have an "=" sign in the beginning and also set the
format to "General". Also, the same formula works in
another worksheet.

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Old September 16th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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thanks that works
-----Original Message-----
Did you reenter the formula after setting format to

General?

In article ,
wrote:

I have an "=" sign in the beginning and also set the
format to "General". Also, the same formula works in
another worksheet.

.

 




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