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I'm simulating values using the RAND() function, but I since I do 10,000 simulation for each date that's a lot of copy -> paste special. Is there a smarter, more efficient way for me to lock in my output?

Thanks in advance,

If it's 10,000 values all at once, then you can copy the entire column and paste special all at once.  Otherwise, you would need to use a macro to populate the random numbers - which would then be stored as values rather than the rand() function.  The only other way I can think is to make the values slightly less volatile by turning the calculation to manual - but the values would change everytime you forced a recalculation.
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