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At 01:13 18/10/2021 +0200, Rob Jasper wrote:
I have the following question:

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I have in column A value either a number, or string in the format <NR>+<NR>, ...

Nauru? Norwich postcodes? National Rail? Noise reduction?

... in col B I want to calculate what's in Col A
      10        10
12+72   84
      33        33
66+72   138

So, I tired the formula =INDIRECT("="&A1) but I only get REF! What am I doing wrong here, ...

Probably thinking INDIRECT() does something different from what it does.

... and how can I achieve what I want?

First solution: don't enter your data like that in the first place.

I don't think there is any simple method to do what you ask in a general fashion. If, as you suggest, the operator is always "+", you could use
You could make this simpler if you knew that the numbers in the expressions were always of two digits.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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