Am 30.06.2012 14:09, Ken Springer wrote:
After reading your other new replies, I'm wondering if the way I wrote
my posts led you to some wrong conclusions. Possibly, it came out
sounding more complicated than the problem really was, as I did get it
It wasn't the logic or the functions that needed to be used that was my
problem, that was easy. :-)
It was the actual formatting of the functions in the cell that was the
problem. Do I need parens here? Should there be a space and capitals?
How are the functions I need supposed to be entered, as a group, into
the cell? Should these two functions be grouped in parens?
Each and every function call is followed by a pair of parens.
=NOW without parens returns the value of a cell named "NOW" (it is
possible to give names to cells).
Function with no parameter:
=NOW() returns the current time as number
_Try_out_: =NOW(13) --> Err:508 13 is pointless when you want to know
Function with exactly one parameter:
=UPPER(A1) returns the text in A1 in upper case letters.
Only functions of category "Text" return text.
_Try_out_: =UPPER(A1,13,A2) --> Err:508
=UPPER() --> Err:510
Function with 2 parameters plus one optional parameter:
=MATCH(A1,$X$1:$X$99) looks up A1 in ascending scale X1:X99 returning
the position number.
=MATCH(A1,$X$1:$X$99,0) looks up exact match of A1 in X1:X99
=MATCH(A1,$X$1:$X$99,1) same as first variant
=MATCH(A1;$X$1:$Z$99) --> Err:504
Function with at least one parameter and up to 30:
=SUM(A1:A99) --> sum of all numbers in vertical vector A1:A99 (one
parameter, up to 99 values)
=SUM(13) --> 13 (obsolete sum of 1 value)
=SUM(A1:A99,B3:F3,X1:Z13,12) sum of all numbers in a vertical vector, a
horizontal vector, a 2-dimensional range plus number 12 (4 parameters)
You may add more parens according to common rules (1+2)*13=39 vs. 1+2*13=27
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