In this article, we will learn How to Show only formulas but not result in Excel.
Excel performs a function in a cell when using equals to sign ( = ). For example, if you type = 2 + 2 in a cell it will result in 4. Excel lets you view formulas with the following given methods.
This usually happens when we have scattered data which cannot be edited unless we know where to edit. For example on a financial dataset, there are some prerequisites and some are derived results. Now when we need to edit some data, we double click any box and find that it has a formula, so start finding the prerequisites cells. So this method comes in handy to solve the problems. Let's understand how formulas in Excel are viewed with some examples to illustrate the option usage.
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the formula using an example. Here we are given some values some are extracted using formula and some are not. So when required to change the data, we need to know where the formula exists.
Here we have some data where results have been extracted using Excel formulas. Go to tab Formulas > Show formulas under Formula Auditing.
Click Show Formula option to view all formulas of the sheet.
This option lets you view all Excel Formulas used in the worksheet instead of the results.
There’s one more way to view excel formulas, not the result. If you wish to view the Formula of a particular cell. Then use the below-mentioned method.
Single Quote mark in front of the formula lets you show only formulas, not the result of the cell. Here I have used this method on an Excel formula.
Now I wish to view formulas on B2 & C3 cell here. Just apply one single quote mark in front of the formula.
Apply the same in C3 cell to view excel formula instead of results.
As you can see in the above snapshot Excel formula not the result in the cell.
Here are some observational notes using the formula syntax:
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