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A formula in a protected sheet doesn't work for unauthorized people

Hi experts,

We have a google sheet with formulas in some column. The formulas are important to the whole functioning of the sheet. So in order to protect those columns from unauthorized changes we protected them.

Those columns calculate stuff based on input from other columns. Now when users input stuff into those stuff, the protected columns with the formula doesn't get executed for those people. Only for people who have edit permissions.

How can we solve this?
The formulas in the protected colums should work for unauthorized people. But the protection should prevent people at the same time for changing the formulas in those protected columns.
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Do you have an example spreadsheet you can share?

I tried creating a sample spreadsheet with a basic formula in Column E. I restricted the range to only be edited by me. When I shared this sheet with others the formula updated.

Do you have multiple rules protecting the range?
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ahhh good to know! glad you got that sorted out
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