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Hi MissĀ  K.
The purpose of your request is not clear.
For the situation where I want to de-reference a value I use copy and then paste-special selecting only numbers. If you want 167 in A1 and 16.7 in A2 so that is stays 16.7 even if A1 changes then possibly in B1 put =A1/10 then copy B1 and in A2 paste-special selecting only numbers to paste. I arrange the type of calculation above so that I can copy/paste-special rows or columns at a time.

On 26/09/2021 05:02, mxk wrote:
Users Ahoy:

Is there a way to get LO (v5.2.7.2) calc to extract the numerical value from a cell, and use that instead of the cell reference in further calculations?

Frinstance, if I have 167 in cell A1, and want 16.7 in A2, how can I program it, (if at all)?

If I put =A1/10 into A2, A2 will contain A1/10, not 16.7,even though it will display as 16.7.

I want to get away from cell references and use the contained values. Can I?

I thought that =VALUE(A1)/10 might work, but the result continues to use the cell reference, not the contained value.

Miss K

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