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How to resolve a #VALUE error in Excel 2010

by CNN80 / May 11, 2016 7:19 AM PDT

I typed the formula below in one of my excel worksheets and it worked great. I dragged it across, no problem. But when I try to copy it to another cell, I get an error. If I insert a new row below the row where I typed the formula all the cells above change into the #VALUE error. Please help.

=SUM(SUMIFS('File PathSummary'!D:D,'File PathSummary'!$C:$C,{131,132,133,138}))

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Re: error in Excel
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 11, 2016 7:45 AM PDT

I'm afraid it is impossible to tell without seeing the context, that is the whole spreadsheet and the data in it.

Post was last edited on May 11, 2016 7:45 AM PDT

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by CNN80 / May 11, 2016 8:11 AM PDT
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The source or the destination spreadsheet? I can upload the destination spreadsheet but the source spreadsheet is confidential. It contains the list of money assigned to different projects. The projects are grouped by code (120, 121, 122, 130, 131, 132,.....). I was told to create a spread sheet separating them, ie 120, 121, 122 etc grouped together and 130, 131, 132 etc grouped together.
Since I have multiple files (from different depts), I figured using the SUM and SUMIFS function will be easier. I can then copy down and change the source file in the formula for each row.

I hope this helps.

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Small update
by CNN80 / May 12, 2016 1:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: error in Excel

I just noticed that when the file in the file path is open, the formula works just fine. I can copy it, drag it, edit it.

But once I close it, any editing results in the #VALUE error.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 14, 2016 6:52 AM PDT
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Evaluate Formula Wizard
by albertjohny / May 14, 2016 2:49 AM PDT

If your formula is throwing a #VALUE! error, but you don't know where it is, you can use the Evaluate Formula Wizard. Select the cell with the error and goto Formulas > Evaluate Formula.

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Solution for #value Error
by Ashley_Molly / June 9, 2016 1:02 AM PDT

You can follow these tips i think its beneficial for you.
1. Sometimes cells look blank, when in fact they may have hidden spaces. 2.Double-click a cell that your formula is referencing (or press F2), and check for spaces. ...
3.Tip: Use Auto Filter to mass delete blank cells. ...
Replace the #VALUE! error with something else.

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