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```Is it possible to have text and currancy in one cell and be able to use the
numbers in that cell to make an equation with another?
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thegen (2)
10/12/2004 7:29:02 AM
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```The short answer .. No
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Max
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"thegen" <thegen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Is it possible to have text and currancy in one cell and be able to use
the
> numbers in that cell to make an equation with another?

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demechanik (4694)
10/12/2004 10:37:17 AM
```well maybe depending on how the "text & currency" was arranged

for example if i have
\$5 each
in cell A1
then in cell B1 i could have
=VALUE(LEFT(A1,SEARCH(" ",A1)))*10

which will return 50 which can then be formatted however you like.

Cheers
JulieD

"thegen" <thegen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Is it possible to have text and currancy in one cell and be able to use
> the
> numbers in that cell to make an equation with another?

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JulieD1 (2295)
10/12/2004 3:16:07 PM
```What sort of Text?  Descriptive?

Perhaps some kind of Custom Format like.........

\$#,##0.00" Per Annum"

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:29:02 -0700, thegen <thegen@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Is it possible to have text and currancy in one cell and be able to use the
>numbers in that cell to make an equation with another?

```
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Gord
10/12/2004 10:13:48 PM
```thanks for your replies we are getting close
i'll give you an example
Unbleached hand towel \$2.00 (text and currancy need to be in one cell)
i want to be able to multiply the \$2.00 to a number in he quantity column

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> What sort of Text?  Descriptive?
>
> Perhaps some kind of Custom Format like.........
>
> \$#,##0.00" Per Annum"
>
> Gord Dibben Excel MVP
>
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:29:02 -0700, thegen <thegen@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Is it possible to have text and currancy in one cell and be able to use the
> >numbers in that cell to make an equation with another?
>
>
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thegen (2)
10/14/2004 10:16:43 AM
```"thegen" <thegen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> thanks for your replies we are getting close
> i'll give you an example
> Unbleached hand towel \$2.00 (text and currancy need to be in one cell)
> i want to be able to multiply the \$2.00 to a number in he quantity column

One way ..

Assuming you have this table in cols A to C
data from row2 down

Item_____________________Qty___TotalCost
Unbleached hand towel \$2.00_100__\$200.00
etc

(where the item price is always located
right at the end of the text-string in col A)

To compute the "TotalCost" (col C)

Put in C2: =B2*MID(TRIM(A2),SEARCH("\$",TRIM(A2))+1,99)+0
Format C2 as currency and copy down
--
Rgds
Max
xl 97
--
xdemechanik <at>yahoo<dot>com
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demechanik (4694)
10/14/2004 2:02:20 PM

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