How to delete columns while retaining a column whose values are based on the deleted columns in Excel 2010?

How can I delete columns A through H while retaining column I's values.

Column I contains a formula comprised of the values in columns A through H.

See attached XLSX file for details.
TestWorksheet.xlsx
zimmer9Asked:
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Katie PierceCommented:
You can copy Column I and paste it over itself as Values Only, or you can hide Columns A through H, not delete them.  But if delete something that is part of a formula elsewhere, the formula will no longer have that data to calculate on.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
What is your purpose of deleting the values from col. A to H and retaining the values in col. I which are returned by the formulas referencing the col. A to H?

While not aware of your intention behind this, one way is to set Calculation Options to Manual by Formulas --> Calculation Options --> And select Manual.
So now if you delete Col. A:H, the values in col. I will remain intact along with the formula.

As I discussed above if we know your purpose behind this, maybe we can suggest other workaround as well.

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