How To Display A Formula In Excel
With A Formula
A Free Function!
Find and fixing formula problems is so much faster when you can see all the formulas together, with their results. It’s like having an instrument panel.
Simply display them one beneath the other and the root cause of an error quickly becomes obvious. Plus, you can see hidden #REF! errors (even when there is a valid result) and see formulas in hidden sheets, hidden rows and hidden columns!
For flexibility, there are two options: GetCellFormula and GetCellFormulaFull
These two functions are great time savers for:
Accelerating spreadsheet development, user testing & acceptance
Resolving day-to-day issues when the results are not as expected
Avoiding down-stream errors, resulting from hidden #REF! errors
Understanding someone else’s spreadsheet
Auditing a spreadsheet
The formula cell being displayed can be dynamic! Wrap it the OFFSET function and the cell you want can be dynamically selected. Refer to the example workbook.
Our functions are specially designed to help every-day Excel users to save time, by creating simple formulas that really do save time and effort when working in Excel.
This Excel add-in is designed for use within user formulas, to make it easy for every-day Excel users to have access to this capability without getting into macros or programming. And for VBA programmers - it can also be called from VBA.
Functions in the add-in:
a) CMV_GetCellFormula - Display just the formula
b) CMV_GetCellFormulaFull - Display the address, result and formula
c) CMV_GetDateFormat (BONUS FUNCTION!) – Always display dates in the relevant format for a region or user preference. By default the function takes the OS region setting, with a user option for their preference.
Operating Environment: This is delivered as an Add-In .XLAM file. It runs with Excel workbooks - XLSX, XLSM and XLSB. On Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016, 2019 (32 & 64 bit), PC and Mac running Windows (32 & 64 bit). Note: Not for Mac OS.