Foreign Money

harrywd

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How do I deal with columns containing Japan Yen?

Every time I try and convert them to dollars by dividing by the going rate I get an error.
 

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harrywd

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They are formatted as General and have the yen mark in front of each number>
 

jindon

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Looks text entry to me.

Can you select one cell and hit F2 then look at the formula bar, is Yen mark still there?

If it is:
try
Code:
With the Replace box
        What = \
        Replacement  nothing
 

harrywd

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Well, got rid of the yen mark and made sure each column is formatted numeric with 2 decimals and now I get divide by zero errors when I try and divide L1/K1. This is a pain.
 

jindon

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OK

They are still Text value.

If they are in one column
1) select the column
2) goto [Data]-[TextToColumn] then click "finish"

if it doesn't work, extra space(s) in the cell,

add one column and enter =Trim(Clean(a1)) a1 needs to be altered
 

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