#### formula result not able to be summed

```i have multiple formulas, i want to sum the results of formulas in columns l
to q, then divide them by the total, i.e. L4:L10 divided by L4:Q10. but the
results in those columns are from another column if the result of that other
column falls within a certain category. so if D4 is either a, b, or c then L4
= F which is a number, but the value in L4 isnt formatted as a number
therefore i cannot sum the values in column L. is there a way around this?
```
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```Hi

If there is a formula in L4, you'll need to turn the result into a number.
Try something like:
=VALUE(yourformula)
in there.
Hope this helps.

--
Andy.

"Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8BEB5C40-6E73-4AD8-844C-04B5E36AEBC3@microsoft.com...
>i have multiple formulas, i want to sum the results of formulas in columns
>l
> to q, then divide them by the total, i.e. L4:L10 divided by L4:Q10. but
> the
> results in those columns are from another column if the result of that
> other
> column falls within a certain category. so if D4 is either a, b, or c then
> L4
> = F which is a number, but the value in L4 isnt formatted as a number
> therefore i cannot sum the values in column L. is there a way around this?

```
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Andy
5/23/2005 7:40:15 AM
```i tried that but it they said a value error
e.g.
=IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4)
become
=VALUE(=IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4))
?????
thanks

"Andy B" wrote:

> Hi
>
> If there is a formula in L4, you'll need to turn the result into a number.
> Try something like:
> =VALUE(yourformula)
> in there.
> Hope this helps.
>
> --
> Andy.
>
>
> "Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8BEB5C40-6E73-4AD8-844C-04B5E36AEBC3@microsoft.com...
> >i have multiple formulas, i want to sum the results of formulas in columns
> >l
> > to q, then divide them by the total, i.e. L4:L10 divided by L4:Q10. but
> > the
> > results in those columns are from another column if the result of that
> > other
> > column falls within a certain category. so if D4 is either a, b, or c then
> > L4
> > = F which is a number, but the value in L4 isnt formatted as a number
> > therefore i cannot sum the values in column L. is there a way around this?
>
>
>
```
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5/25/2005 7:25:40 AM
```Sorry, I wasn't precise enough!! I meant to drop your = sign and wrap it in
the VALUE!
=VALUE(IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4))

--
Andy.

"Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1D7752B9-A183-4E22-8844-76DC3A9A053E@microsoft.com...
>i tried that but it they said a value error
> e.g.
> =IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4)
> becomes
> =VALUE(=IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4))
> ?????
> thanks
>
> "Andy B" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> If there is a formula in L4, you'll need to turn the result into a
>> number.
>> Try something like:
>> =VALUE(yourformula)
>> in there.
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> --
>> Andy.
>>
>>
>> "Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> news:8BEB5C40-6E73-4AD8-844C-04B5E36AEBC3@microsoft.com...
>> >i have multiple formulas, i want to sum the results of formulas in
>> >columns
>> >l
>> > to q, then divide them by the total, i.e. L4:L10 divided by L4:Q10. but
>> > the
>> > results in those columns are from another column if the result of that
>> > other
>> > column falls within a certain category. so if D4 is either a, b, or c
>> > then
>> > L4
>> > = F which is a number, but the value in L4 isnt formatted as a number
>> > therefore i cannot sum the values in column L. is there a way around
>> > this?
>>
>>
>>

```
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Andy
5/25/2005 9:25:53 AM
```Hi

I've had another look at your formula and what I've sent you is rubbish! Can
you send me your sheet to have a look at? It'll make it easier to understand
where you're aiming!
My address is:
andyb at dawsons dot co dot uk

--
Andy.

<Andy B> wrote in message news:OqcfzuQYFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Sorry, I wasn't precise enough!! I meant to drop your = sign and wrap it
> in the VALUE!
> =VALUE(IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4))
>
> --
> Andy.
>
>
> "Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:1D7752B9-A183-4E22-8844-76DC3A9A053E@microsoft.com...
>>i tried that but it they said a value error
>> e.g.
>> =IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4)
>> becomes
>> =VALUE(=IF(OR(LEN(A4)<=3,SUM(COUNTIF(A4,{"*cmt*","*divs*","*fund*"}))>0),"",I4&J4))
>> ?????
>> thanks
>>
>> "Andy B" wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> If there is a formula in L4, you'll need to turn the result into a
>>> number.
>>> Try something like:
>>> =VALUE(yourformula)
>>> in there.
>>> Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Andy.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Micayla Bergen" <MicaylaBergen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> message
>>> news:8BEB5C40-6E73-4AD8-844C-04B5E36AEBC3@microsoft.com...
>>> >i have multiple formulas, i want to sum the results of formulas in
>>> >columns
>>> >l
>>> > to q, then divide them by the total, i.e. L4:L10 divided by L4:Q10.
>>> > but
>>> > the
>>> > results in those columns are from another column if the result of that
>>> > other
>>> > column falls within a certain category. so if D4 is either a, b, or c
>>> > then
>>> > L4
>>> > = F which is a number, but the value in L4 isnt formatted as a number
>>> > therefore i cannot sum the values in column L. is there a way around
>>> > this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

```
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Andy
5/25/2005 9:55:24 AM
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