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How can cells with formulas "=#N/A" have values?

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In the attached workbook. Sheet=Master. In rows 96 to 108 Column E and Column G has formulas "=#N/A" in them. They display values. Can you explain that please?
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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by:Dan Craciun
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Usually, that means the formulas contained functions that are part of an add-in that's not available (like Analysis Toolpack Add-in, for ex), or that is available and conflicts with Excel functions.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Rob Henson
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Looks like they need to be recalculated. If you go into each  cell, press F2 and then enter, the displayed value changes to #N/A.

However, pressing F9 doesn't appear to do anything.
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by:NBVC
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Make sure that you have Automatic calculations set on in the Formulas Tab/Calculation Options section.
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by:Computer Guy
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I find it sometimes makes a difference by formatting.

Suppose you want to add some numbers in the a column, but want to show the results in B1

In the B1 field, you type "=SUM(A1:A10)", and the A cells are formatted differently than the B cells, you may get this error.
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regmigrant earned 500 total points
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These are the last values Excel had available before the formula got destroyed probably because it refers to a missing add-in or a query that is not longer available  (or perhaps it was created using a non-excel spreadsheet and the formula was not converted on save).

Given the name of the Tab I would guess this sheet brought information from other sheets and something in the formula got broken Excel can't re-evaluate the data so it just shows the last value it had available.
reg
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by:Fritz Paul
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I believe you are right.
Thanks.
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