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Excel Formula- Formula that populates other fields,

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Hi-
I need an Excel formula that will separate the (-)negative symbol from a negative value in one cell e.g. -3, and put the symbol in a chosen cell and the number 3 in another. Also, If the number is positive have it do the same by putting a positive symbol in one cell and the number in another.

e.g.
A1= -3   Desired Result= B1= -,   C1=3
e.g.
A1= 7    Desired Result=B1= +,   C1=7

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Seperate-Neg-or-Pos-from-Value.xls
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Question by:allenkent
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by:jimyX
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in B1:
=IF(ISERROR(FIND("-",A1)),"+","-")
in C1:
=ABS(A1)

And copy down.
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In B1  =IF(LEFT(A1,1)="-","-","+")
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in C1 =IF(LEFT(A1,1)="-",RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),A1)

Sincerely,
Ed
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Another way (I think it's the best):

in B1:
=IF(A1>=0,"+","-")

C1 the same:
=ABS(A1)
Seperate-Neg-or-Pos-from-Value-u.xls
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by:allenkent
ID: 35130729
Solution provided me with desired results. Thx.
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