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Find something outside of the formula that was deleted or renamed

A column of data was deleted


If you delete a column in a worksheet range or in an Excel table, a formula that
depends on that column might return a #REF! error. To fix this, select any cell
that contains the #REF! error and press F2 to edit the formula. In the formula
bar, select #REF! and delete it. Then, reenter the range for the formula. Doing
this should fix all the broken formulas in that column.
For more information about this error, see Correct a #REF! error.
A defined name was deleted
If you delete a defined name, a formula that depends on that defined name return
s a #NAME? error. To fix this, either define a new name that refers to the range
that you want, or change the formula to refer directly to the range of cells (f
or example, A2:D8).
For more information about this error, see Correct a #NAME? error.
A worksheet was deleted
If you delete a worksheet, a formula that depends on the worksheet returns a #RE
F! error. There is no way to fix this
a worksheet that you've deleted can't be r
ecovered.
For more information about this error, see Correct a #REF! error.
A workbook was deleted
If you delete a workbook, the values in any cells that refer to that workbook re
main intact until you update the formula.
For example, if your formula is =[Book1.xlsx]Sheet1'!A1 and you delete the file
Book1.xlsx, the values referenced from that workbook remain intact. If you edit
and then try to save a formula that refers to that workbook, Excel displays the
Update Values dialog box and prompts you to enter a file name. If you click Canc
el, the data in your cell stays unchanged. To make sure that this data is not lo
st, convert the cells containing references to a deleted workbook from a formula
to a value by copying the cell and then using the Paste command to paste the va
lue into the cell.
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Avoid using numbers with decimal separators in formula arguments
Enter numbers without decimal separators
Do not enter numbers with decimal separators when you enter them in formulas, be
cause commas are used as argument separators in formulas. For example, if the va
lue that you want to enter is $1,000, enter 1000 in the formula. If you enter a
comma as part of a number, Excel interprets the comma as a character that separa
tes values into separate formula arguments. If you want the numbers of the formu
la results displayed so that they show thousands or millions separators, or curr
ency symbols, format the cells after you enter the formulas that use unformatted
number arguments.
For example, if you want to add 3100 to the value in cell A3, and you enter the
formula =SUM(3,100,A3), Excel adds the numbers 3 and 100 and then adds that tota
l to the value from A3, instead of adding 3100 to A3.

Or, if you enter the formula =ABS(-2,134) to find the absolute value of -2134, E
xcel displays an error because the ABS function accepts only one argument
Excel
sees the comma and interprets the formula like this: "find the absolute value of
-2 and 134." Because the ABS function can operate on only one number, Excel dis
plays an error message.
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