Without vb, does excel have a COALESCE or (or IFNULL, or VALUE) function? VALUE(p1,p2,p3….) returns first nonempty parameter

Question : Without vb, does excel have a COALESCE or (or IFNULL, or VALUE) function?  VALUE(p1,p2,p3….) returns first nonempty parameter I get tired of using workarounds to do this function. A simple example: column A should show contents of col c, except empty cells would have the word “–emtpy–“. Sure, I can work around it with     if(c5=””,”–empty–“,c5)    , or with a custom format. But, I often would prefer Continue Reading →

ss32x25.ocx license file for custom control not found

Question : ss32x25.ocx license file for custom control not found ss32x25.ocx license file for custom control not found   Solution: ss32x25.ocx license file for custom control not found I ran a google for this and found the following hits for a forum, the thread sounds like it may be related: http://www.clubfarpoint.com/Forums/forums/2/78812/ShowThread.aspx (Page 1) http://www.clubfarpoint.com/Forums/forums/2/78812/ShowThread.aspx (Page 2) Most other google hits point back to these pages. If these don’t help can you give us Continue Reading →

Excel error: “style ‘comma’ not found”

Question : Excel error:  “style ‘comma’ not found” Originally, I built this spreadsheet in Lotus 123.  I later imported it into Excel 97.  It worked fine then.  As I have upgraded Excel, the spreadsheet has continued to work fine. Recently, I bought a new machine (running Windows XP), and I installed Office XP.  This version of Office uses Excel ver. 10.2614.2625. The problem is that now, when I want to format Continue Reading →

Need MD5 Hash Function for Excel – with usability like a formula function

Question : Need MD5 Hash Function for Excel – with usability like a formula function  I need a function that will take an entire cell value in Excel and convert the value into its MD5 hash equivalent in a new cell. I have seen several comments about using VBA or other software. However, I am not real familiar with VBA. I would like to have a function that works like the Continue Reading →