Also the function outputs nothing (not errors) if you overwind the cells (calling the function) into places where should be no output, as I did it in the previous example's "2. A roundabout way is to load your Excel spreadsheet into a Google spreadsheet, use Google's UNIQUE(range) function - which does exactly what you want - and then save the Google spreadsheet back to Excel format.I admit this isn't a viable solution for Excel users, but this approach is useful for anyone who wants the functionality and is able to use a Google spreadsheet.
I personally tend to like the dd-mmm-yyyy or the mmm-dd-yyyy formats so that there is no room left for ambiguity. In the end your formula should look something like this =DATE(2009,6,28) The DATE formula can result in the following error values: If the parameters specified in the year, month or day cause the resulting date to exceed the minimum and maximum limits (January 0, 1900 and December 31, 9999 in Excel 2003), the DATE function would result in the #NUM! If the parameters have been specified incorrectly (entering string instead of a number), the DATE function can result in the #NAME? For example, say you entered “jul” as the month instead of 7 (which is the number representing the month July) and entered =DATE(2009, jul, 30), that would result in the #NAME?
This is an oldie, and there are a few solutions out there, but I came up with a shorter and simpler formula than any other I encountered, and it might be useful to anyone passing by.
I have named the colors list Ok, I have two ideas for you.
But if you change the value of a cell included in the formula after its’ initial execution, the original value will remain.
Open the Excel file for which you wish to disable calculations. Click the Calculation Options drop-down menu in the Calculation section of the ribbon, then click the Manual option.