press Alt + ` (tilde key, left of 1). does that help?
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My VLOOKUP formula is displaying in the cell instead of the result. The formula is VLOOKUP(A1, income_codes, 2, FALSE) and in the formula editor the result (00017) is calculated correctly.
However the cell displays =VLOOKUP(A1, income_codes, 2, FALSE) instead of the answer 00017.
My view options are not set to display formulas. The codes are formatted as text in the range income_codes as they start with zeros.
Click in the cell and go to Edit/Replace and replace = with =.
neither of those things made a difference I'm afraid
if I try replacing the = with =. it says my formulas has an error.
Leave out the period.....Originally Posted by shelley
If you are having difficulty with replacing = with =
let us try this. Select the cell, replace the = sign with #, and then
select the same cell again and replace # with =
Does it work for you?
Yogi Anand, D.Eng, P.E.
Energy Efficient Building Network LLC
oops I'm with you now ....
it sort of works - the replace shows the result correctly until you click in the formula cell again and then the formula comes back.
I'll see what the user thinks.
You'll need to reformat that cell back to General. It's formatted as text. I'm guessing that the Vlookup returns a text value and thus Excel formats it as text. Then the next time you go in a enter a formula, Excel thinks it's still a text value.Originally Posted by shelley
You sure didn't double click in the formula cell, and therefore invoked edit mode? Is there a flashing | in the cell? Click or arrow out side the cell, and what happens?Originally Posted by shelley
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