Updating excel files from closed worksheets

In the next few sections, I show you how to use each type of formula. They combine numbers, cell addresses, and function results with mathematical operators to perform calculations.

Table 3.2 summarizes the mathematical operators used in arithmetic formulas. For example, you can determine whether to pay a salesperson a bonus by using a comparison formula to compare actual sales with a predetermined quota.

We have ruled out Trust Centre Settings (all correct) and automatic calculation is active as well as making sure no cells are formatted as text etc.

Even if the source file is open it does not recognise this link and trys to refer to the full server directory which in any case is correct.

When we look at the links there is a difference in the file locations even though the links are exactly the same.

One link show \brdcsvr 01\acts10-11 Finanical Year11 Budget\file name and the other link (even being linked yet again) will say \brdcsvr 0110-11 Finanical Year11 Budget\file name (droping the acts section).

If the sales are greater than the quota, the rep is awarded the bonus. For example, if the amount a customer owes is more than 150 days past due, you might send the invoice to a collection agency.

This is handy if you have a very long formula because it enables you to “break up” the formula so that it appears on multiple lines.If you are unsure about the exact layout required, simply insert a new chart of the desired type in Power Point and refer to the layout of its datasheet.Then select the desired chart type from the menu in Excel’s think-cell toolbar: When you click on this menu item in Excel, the Power Point window is activated.Nevertheless it is possible to transpose the data source (see Transposing linked data).In addition to the data, some cells to the left and on top are reserved for category and series labels.

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