This problem often arises because the cells containing the formula are formatted as 'text' instead of the 'General' type.This could have occurred because either: This formatting will cause Excel to interpret anything that is subsequently entered into the cell (including formulas) as text.
Added to the 2007 release of Excel, Tables are one of the most important features added to the application in twenty years.
One of the primary advantages associated with using tables in Excel is formula replication – formulas that automatically copy down a column in a table, even as the volume of data changes.
However, editing the formula in that column for that row would ordinarily change the calculation for the entire column because, by default, formulas always replicate throughout the entire column in a table.
To make a “one-off” formula in a table, enter the desired formula in the cell of interest and press Enter.
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Upon doing so, Excel changes all of the formulas in the column.
Immediately click the Undo button on the Quick Access Toolbar or use the CTRL Z keyboard shortcut and you will notice that all of the other formulas return to their original state and that the formula in the cell of interest is now different from all of the other formulas in that column.
If you want to disable formula replication altogether, you can do that by changing one of Excel’s Options.
In the Excel Options window, choose Proofing and then click the Auto Correct Options button to open the Auto Correct dialog box.
This problem is usually caused by the setting of the Calculation option for your Excel spreadsheet.