?
Solved

#VALUE error

Posted on 2013-06-04
5
Medium Priority
?
180 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-04
In the attached file, I'm getting a #VALUE error in columns AZ, BG and BL in the "All  Master" worksheet.  I don't know if there's an erroneous space somewhere in one of the other worksheets that's causing this or what, but I can't seem to get rid of it.  Help!!!!
agt-requirements---experts-excha.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:esu4236
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:esu4236
ID: 39219928
I think I figured out my own problem.  Rather than having a formula like this:
=IF(Manager!Y6+RFTC!Y6+OtherMentor!Y6+JW!Y6=0,"",Manager!Y6+RFTC!Y6+OtherMentor!Y6+JW!Y6)

I needed this:
=IF(Manager!Y6+RFTC!Y6+OtherMentor!Y6+JW!Y6="","",Manager!Y6+RFTC!Y6+OtherMentor!Y6+JW!Y6)

where I replaced the =0 with =" because sometimes the result was nothing rather than a 0.

And then I had to deselect the option to "Show a Zero in cells that have a zero value."  

I think that takes care of it.  Anyone see anything else???
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:barry houdini
ID: 39219957
SUM function shouldn't have + signs, use commas like this in AZ6

=SUM(Y6,AG6,AM6,AU6,AX6)

and then you don't need to change anything else. Similarly use SUM in BG and BL like

=SUM(BE6,BF6)

regards, barry
0
 

Author Comment

by:esu4236
ID: 39219969
Is using the plus signs going to cause the #VALUE error though?
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
barry houdini earned 2000 total points
ID: 39220081
Yes, because some of the values in the cells you are adding are what are known as "formula blanks", i.e. "" returned by a formula. If you try to add text values using + then you get a #VALUE! error (and "" is a text value) but when using SUM with commas text values are ignored. When I changed AZ6 to

=SUM(Y6,AG6,AM6,AU6,AX6)

I got a number (4) rather than an error, without changing anything else

regards, barry
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:esu4236
ID: 39220101
Very good, thank you very much Barry!!  Appreciate it.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Do you use a spreadsheet like Microsoft's Excel?  Have you ever wanted to link out to a non excel file on your computer or network drive?  This is the way I found to do it!
After seeing numerous questions for Dynamic Data Validation I notice that most have used Visual Basic to solve the problem. This suggestion is purely formula based and can be used in multiple rows.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates how to create Excel charts: column, area, line, bar, and scatter charts. Formatting tips are provided as well.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question