I have a formula that works on a number of spreadsheets that I use except for one. I cannot figure out why it is calculating to #value! The error suggests a value is of the wrong data type but I cannot see how or where this is. The formula is: =IF(B23<>B41,"ERROR "&+B23-B41,""). The part of the formula that evaluates to #value!is "ERROR "&+B23-B41. The B23-B41 calculates ok but then the result "error " &1 is where things fail. I am using excel 2010. Do you have any suggestions of what I should be looking for. I have formatted the entire column to general and to currency and still no change.
Thanks for you help!
I can reproduce the error if I have a non-numeric value in either of B23 or B41
However, you say the B23-B41 calculates to a number. But then that would mean that the concatenation operator can raise that error. However, I can concatenate "Error" with just about anything except an error value and it works fine. So I suspect the error is actually in the B23-B41 and that is because of the data in either B23 or B41 or both.
In another cell try just doing
and see what you get. I really think you have a data problem and the formula is OK.
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