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    Default Formula "Ignoring" Values when Summing

    Hi guys,

    I've got a wierd problem with this spreadsheet. An extract is available here:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1y_...H0dbfdJPN9815t

    In column U there's a simple formula to sum the values in the preceding cells. The problem is that the first 4 rows are not summing correctly.

    I've tried reformatting the cells, pasting the values into a new sheet (using different paste options) but nothing's helped.

    Can anyone see the problem?

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    The "numbers" in A6:D9 and M6:T9 are text, not numbers.
    Put 1 in A1, then select A1 & Ctrl C, select A6:T9 right click > paste special > Check "Multiply" > OK
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    Default Re: Formula "Ignoring" Values when Summing

    You have some 'numbers' that are stored as text. Changing the formatting of the cells does noy by itsef change these text values to numbers.

    One way if you see little grren triangles in the top left corner of some of those cells:
    Select A6:Y9
    At the right of that selection you should see a littlt 'warning' sign with ! mark
    Click that little yellow sign and choose 'Convert to Number

    Another way
    Put a 1 in a vacant cell and Copy that cell
    Now select all your numbers (A6:T27 and choose Paste Special -> Multiply -> OK
    Hope this helps, good luck.
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    Default Re: Formula "Ignoring" Values when Summing

    Thanks guys. Much appreciated!

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    Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback
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