Excel generates the message:

"the cell currently being evaluated contains a constant"

and then does not evaluate a formula. The same formula, character for

character, works fine in a different workbook. I can find no differences

between their properties.

1) Does anyone know what causes this?

2) Does anyone know why there is no reference to this message in any

Microscoft help or assistance, although the message is generated by Excel?

Thanks,

Barrie

"the cell currently being evaluated contains a constant"

and then does not evaluate a formula. The same formula, character for

character, works fine in a different workbook. I can find no differences

between their properties.

1) Does anyone know what causes this?

2) Does anyone know why there is no reference to this message in any

Microscoft help or assistance, although the message is generated by Excel?

Thanks,

Barrie

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"the cell currently being evaluated contains a constant"

and then does not evaluate a formula. The same formula, character for

character, works fine in a different workbook. I can find no differences

between their properties.

1) Does anyone know what causes this?

2) Does anyone know why there is no reference to this message in any

Microscoft help or assistance, although the message is generated by Excel?

Thanks,

Barrie

I know enough about excel to be dangerous. The issue I have is I have created a worksheet that references another workbook and worksheet. It has been working fine until now. I had to insert a new row and copy the formula from the cell above down to the cell in the new row. This works fine until I need to change the referenced cell i.e. "sheet1!A1" to "sheet1!A4". I hit F2 to edit the cell number, I change A1 to A4 hit enter and instead of it referencing the information from the "sheet1!A4". The formula shows up. So I went to Tools then Formula Auditing then Evaluate Formula it tells me that "The Cell Currently Being Evaluated Contains a Constant"

Like I said I know enough about Excel to screw things up. I would appreciate your help

VB:inserts correctly but the result is a text field and if i try to evaluate it. it states " the cell currently being evaluated contains a constant."Range("c2:c" & iLastRow0) Rng0.Select ActiveCell = "=IF(RC[1]=""(-)"",""(-)"","""")" Next Rng0If you like these VB formatting tags please consider sponsoring the author in support of injured Royal Marines

=OFFSET(Automatrix!$B$1,MATCH(C3,TEST,0),MATCH(H1,Automatrix!B1:AA1,0))

The message that i'm getting from 'Evaluate formula' tool is:

The cell currently being evaluated contains a constant.

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Can somebody pls tell me what this means ?

I'm quite perplexed as to why it works for other cols. but fails on another !

DC

list and then exporting the list to Excell on my desktop to manipulate and

aggregate the data. I have removed the table and broken the link with the

SharePoint connection, unlocked the cells. When I attempt to add formulas to

the excel spreadsheet, the formulas will work - when I evaluate the formula I

get "The cell currently being evaluated contains a constant". I have found

the cells that contain constants but need to remove the constants and can't

figure out how to do that. Can you help? This is very urgent for my business.

considers the as plain text (regardless of the fact that the cell contents

starts with an equation sign "="). For example formula "=1+2" doesn't show

anymore as "3" but as "=1+2", as if it's only a string of text .But if I type

the same formula in the cell next to it, it shows the correct result "3".

Also, when I try to evaluate the formula, excel tells me that "the cell

currently being evaluated contains a constant" -- so its not about wether my

formulas are "visible" (tools-options-view-formulas) or not. The number of my

formulas asre always under the maximum 1024 characters.

I'm using the following formula to return multiple results from a set of data:

where A1:B13 on Sheet 2 is the data set

and A1 on the current sheet (sheet1) is the value to match

When filled down this produces all the values in the dataset that are greater than A1 (on sheet one)

This works a treat but when I try and use it across a range of sheets:I get a #VALUE! error

When I evaluate I get:

"The cell currently being evaluated contains a constant" - referring to A1

Any ideas?

Cheers

considers the as plain text (regardless of the fact that the cell contents

starts with an equation sign "="). For example formula "=1+2" doesn't show

anymore as "3" but as "=1+2", as if it's only a string of text .But if I type

the same formula in the cell next to it, it shows the correct result "3".

Also, when I try to evaluate the formula, excel tells me that "the cell

currently being evaluated contains a constant" -- so its not about wether my

formulas are "visible" (tools-options-view-formulas) or not. The number of my

formulas asre always under the maximum 1024 characters.

them containing data that is imported from several access 2003 querys. In

the beginning everything worked fine, but then I tried to change a cell

reference (from $B1 to $B2) and the worksheet stops automatically calculating

the formula. For example, the cell would read =$B2+$B3, instead of a

numerical value. If I use the "Evaluate Formulae" button on the formula

auditing toolbar it says that "the cell being evaluated contains a constant".

If I go to a new cell and type a simple formula, like =1+1, it has the exact

same problem- the cell reads =1+1, instead of 2. If I highlight the formula

and press F9 if solves correctly, but the formula is replaced by the

solution. If I take a broken cell and fill down with it, relative references

do not change. Existing cells in the same worksheet continue to display

correctly, but if I change them at all they too will become broken, and will

not go back to reading correctly even if I change it back to what it was

before. Cells in other worksheets operate without any problems. Any help on

this problem will be greatly appreciated.

them containing data that is imported from several access 2003 querys. In

the beginning everything worked fine, but then I tried to change a cell

reference (from $B1 to $B2) and the worksheet stops automatically calculating

the formula. For example, the cell would read =$B2+$B3, instead of a

numerical value. If I use the "Evaluate Formulae" button on the formula

auditing toolbar it says that "the cell being evaluated contains a constant".

If I go to a new cell and type a simple formula, like =1+1, it has the exact

same problem- the cell reads =1+1, instead of 2. If I highlight the formula

and press F9 if solves correctly, but the formula is replaced by the

solution. If I take a broken cell and fill down with it, relative references

do not change. Existing cells in the same worksheet continue to display

correctly, but if I change them at all they too will become broken, and will

not go back to reading correctly even if I change it back to what it was

before. Cells in other worksheets operate without any problems. Any help on

this problem will be greatly appreciated.

VB:The cells that I have applied the formatting to require the positive/negative numbers being displayed to be added up from a selection of other cells i.e. =SUM(C22,C30,C38,C47,C55,C65,C73). When I put the formula into the cells to get the total number my formatting stops working properly.Range) Dim icolor As Integer If Not Intersect(Target, Range("C76:F76")) Is Nothing Then Select Case Target Case 71 To 152 icolor = 4 Case 0 To 70 icolor = 43 Case -70 To -1 icolor = 46 Case -152 To -71 icolor = 3 Case Else 'Whatever End Select Target.Interior.ColorIndex = icolor End If End SubIf you like these VB formatting tags please consider sponsoring the author in support of injured Royal Marines

Can anyone help me fix this if possible please?

I understand how to use the Substitute command in Excel, but I would like to be able to provide a list of words and have the Substitute command use that list to replace every occurrence within a given cell with a blank ("").

The twist to this is, that the List of Words will be Dynamic, and thus the formula will need to account for that.

NOTE: the formula should NOT replace parts of words, e.g., if the List Word is "can" and the cell to be evaluated contains "candle" the formula should NOT replace the "can" in "candle" with "". Only whole word matches should be replaced.

The example work book shows my feeble attempts at figuring this out.

Again, im looking for non-macro, non-VBA solution...thanks!

If the value of the cell in WK1 meets the criteria, it is copied to the formula cell in the active worksheet (we'll call this WK2). (simple stuff so far)

Now I want to nest another IF statement (within the first one mentioned) which evaluates the color of the cell in WK1; copying it (or turning on the same color in the formula cell) if the cell color being evaluated is a specific value (not clear)

Conditional formatting will not do the trick here, as I sort the "if formula" cells in WK2....

I notice conditional formatting doesn't change or follow cells when they're sorted...however, if the cell is colored manually, the cell color does move with the value when sorted. I use the color to separate names from an aphabetized list. (former employees vs current employees)

I hope to have a solution in the workbook... as opposed to a macro...

Thanks in advance.

For example.. the row that contains ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2500 needs to be deleted.

Thanks,

Bill

ZC5 ZC5 ZC5

ADH-15-STD QR87-18450-20R

ZC6 ZC6 ZC6

ZC7 ZC7 ZC7

ADH-15-STD CD-QUAL-1

ZC8 ZC8 ZC8

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2500

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-1900

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2400

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2000

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2300

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2100

ADH-15-STD ZKPINTC1-2200

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2700

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2600

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2500

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2400

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2300

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-1700

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-1800

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-1900

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2000

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2100

ADH-15-STD ZKC-965-2200

ADH-15-AZ3312 Q312-13400-SRRC

ADH-15-AZ3312 Q312-13400-20R

ADH-15-AZ3312 Q312-13400-20R

A1 ("Word")

A2 ("No")

A3 ("No")

A4 ("Word")

A5 ("Word")

(they all have words in them). How can I return all cells (an array?) that contain a specific word?

=COUNTIF(A1:A5,"Word")

returns: 3

That function is almost perfect, except that returns a number - I need this to return an array of all of those cells that contain the word. Because I have another function to run after that takes in cells and THEN counts how many are a certain color (this one already works) - so it obviously cannot take in a number, it needs a list of cells

So it should return:

A1,A4,A5

But I'm not sure in what format

Thank you so much

I am getting a #VALUE! error for some but not all of my cells. For instance:

83:76 38:27 #VALUE! whereas I get

11:17 29:26 (61.66%) . In tracing the error Excel says the cell being evaluated contains a constant. I don't understand this. Can someone shed some light on this?

Thanks

Tom.

I just typed a formula in a cell and it displays =A4+J13 (the same formula

calculates fine in a different cell), instead of claculating the value. Both

A4 and J13 contain numeric data. I try Ctrl+~ to toggle and chk if full

formula mode was ON? but that did not help either.

I also tried looking for feedback through the formula evaluation utility in

Excel, no help there either, it says cell being evaluated contains a constant?

Your help is appreciated

=(L8-G8)/7 to find the number of weeks between the dates. This works when

there are dates in cells C8 ands L8. However, when the cells do not contain

dates, I get the VALVE error reading in the cell designated to show rthe

number of weeks. How can I modify the formula to address instances when the

cells will be left empty?

Thanks

A B C D E

1 dog mouse

2 cat dog&cat

3 hat&house hat

4 Car house car&dog

5 paper

I would like to make a macro so I can delete the cells i dont want and look like this

A B C D E

1

2 dog&cat

3 hat&house

4 car&dog

5

any help is appreciated. thanks

I need to know how to select different cells to be used in a formula, but i

don't know what is the separator that i need to use to this, see the example

bellow

Cells that i need to include on my formula:

A1

C5

BH32

Thanks.

how can i select all the cells with same color on a sheet if there are

multipale colors by vba code

multipale colors by vba code

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