: Excel formula not working correctly, it returns an error or a wrong result.
This section provides a summary of the most common mistakes people make when creating formulas in Excel and solutions to fix them.
Other references are updating fine though, it is just this one [email protected] Williams Both Ctrl-Alt-F9 and Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F9 updated the cells and made it so they are updating correctly. I searched the Excel Help and found this in the help article titled the ctrl alt f9 , is the temporary solution , going to options-formula-auto calculate is the right way, that option turned manual, because some shortcut key on being pressed by mistake turns automatic to manual I had a similar issue with a VLOOKUP. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
After saving and reopening, the spreadsheet is still working correctly. The field I was using to VLOOKUP was formatted as a custom field. Clearing this error (selecting all fields with the error, beginning with the first one with the error and clicking change to Number even though I didn't really want it to be! Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
the reason for this is as mentioned above - depending on the users settings - i.e. This appears to be operating systems pronblem place the problem in PC review forums whose url is choose the relevant newsgroup for your operating system.
id it's US for example, whateer the user types in the cell will default to the mm/dd/yy (that's according to the default US format) By clicking into the cell then clicking out, the cell recognises your settings - hence whay it reverts to the UK format hope that makes sense Im guessing. Why would double clicking the cell make the format change take place, I am still having this problem.
If I double click in each individual cell and then move out of that cell the format changes and the dates appear correct. If your current date format has only spaces separating everything but no characters, then click Fixed. how did you format the cell ok suppose tje relevant date is 1 sept 2009 you enter (in my excel you have to enter as m/d/yy) 9/1/09 now go to format-number-custom and type at the top window dd-mm-yyyy and sees what happens Nothing happens...is the problem.
When creating such a formula, be sure to pair the parentheses properly so that you always have a right parenthesis for every left parenthesis in your formula.
is there a way to refresh a cells conditional formatting using VBA?
In addition, this is creating a major error trap in a spreadsheet that needs to be correct.
Is there some obscure setting that has been triggered in this file that is creating this issue?