Excel/converting a formula to a number
hi Aidan, how have you been?
In column A,say,in cells A1 through A20, I have entered numbers. Similarly, in column B, I entered numbers in cells B1 through B20.
In column C, I obtain the sum, in each row, by using the formula for summation, such as =sum(A1+B1) and the result shows in cell C1. I copy and paste the formula for the other 19 rows.
So far, so good.
Now I want to sort the summed values that reside in column C. But I find that the sorting doesn't work.
Only when I convert the formula's result to numbers can I sort. If there only a few rows, this labor is not tiring, but with many rows the task is too much.
Is there a way of sorting those formula-style values in column C? Or do I need to devise a macro to do this job of converting every formula into a number?
Thanks for your help.
I'm puzzled - though by the way =a1+b1 is the same as sum(a1+b1) - BUT sorting the data SHOULD work - I do it regularly, and have no issues - the cells with formulas are still numbers - is it possible to see some sample data? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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