#### #value! Error

```From a drop down list of 15 names in A2, B1 returns a value of 1-1
depending on which name selected.
The idea is to show in column D the names of upto 24 players, the nam
chosen in A2 has played.
I use the following formula. ( a nested IF only allows 7 options??)
& so on to +IF(\$B\$1=15,AW2,0)
This formula is repeated 24 times D4 through D27 to return text fro
cell reference I2, L2, O2 & so on.
It returns always returns #value! if I change text to numbers it work
fine?????
Cheers
tallpau

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```The + operator will return #VALUE! if either of its operands are text.
You could use the concatenation operator, instead (&).

However, in this case you should use a calculated value:

D2:     =OFFSET(G2,0,\$B\$1*2)

In article <tallpaul.14xh65@excelforum-nospam.com>,
tallpaul <<tallpaul.14xh65@excelforum-nospam.com>> wrote:

> From a drop down list of 15 names in A2, B1 returns a value of 1-15
> depending on which name selected.
> The idea is to show in column D the names of upto 24 players, the name
> chosen in A2 has played.
> I use the following formula. ( a nested IF only allows 7 options??)
> =IF(\$B\$1=1,I2,0)+IF(\$B\$1=2,L2,0)+IF(\$B\$1=3,O2,0)+IF(\$B\$1=4,R2,0)+IF(\$B\$1=5,U2,
> & so on to +IF(\$B\$1=15,AW2,0)
> This formula is repeated 24 times D4 through D27 to return text from
> cell reference I2, L2, O2 & so on.
> It returns always returns #value! if I change text to numbers it works
> fine?????
```
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