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Cannot get the if function working in excel Formula should

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Cannot get the if function working in excel

Formula should be right according to my research but keep on getting "name error" referring to a number field, this is the formula and C10 = 50
=if(C10>0,"true","false")
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  flopcat98 replied 1 year ago.

flopcat98 :

that works for me. make sure that you have an actual number in c10 you can have text that says '50 but its not the same as a number although it looks that way.


retype the 50 in it

flopcat98 :

make sure that you havent named a range c10 that would confuse it


 

Customer:

I have an actual number in c10


 

Customer:

what do you mean by "range"


 

Customer:

got it

Customer:

it is an actual number

flopcat98 :

You can give a range a name by highlighting it and right clicking and selecting name and then you can refer to that entire range with the name


 


can you send me the spreadsheet ? is it a large spreadsheet ?


 


 

flopcat98 :

i just pasted your actual formula that you posted into a spreadsheet and it worked just fine so its not the formula


 

Customer:

No it is just a trial sheet want to use the function for the first time


 

Customer:

First time using this service don't see how to attach a file

Customer:

or by email

flopcat98 :

yeah its not easy you can post it at www.wikisend.com or you can email it XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX and ask them to forward it to me but it may take a few hours or a day until support gets to it


 

Customer:

http://wikisend.com/download/550202/iffunction issue.xlsx

Customer:

at the moment is A1 cause I copied it in a new workmap

Customer:

something I tried a couple of times and methods

flopcat98 :

try this one. its in windows format but you should be able to read it on the mac. click here

Customer:

stupid it is because of my language settings I assume

Customer:

thanks

Customer:

was not aware that counts in excel, being used to using an english version

flopcat98 :

take the decimal point out


 

flopcat98 :

that is screwing it up for some reason


 

Customer:

it is working right now

flopcat98 :

actually i took it out and put it back and it works there was something strange about the way the decimal point was in there


 

Customer:

thanks and good night

flopcat98 :

can you please give me a good rating as that is what allows me to be paid


 


thanks

Customer:

has also to do with european standards, we use , instead . before the decimals


Will do bye

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