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Old March 29th 05, 09:39 PM
Niek Otten
 
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Hi Harlan,

<OpenOffice installed, its spreadsheet, Calc, accomodates
more than 7 nested function call levels, and such formulas *CAN* be saved in
..XLS files *AND* Excel will eveluate them correctly. TESTED & CONFIRMED!


That is amazing!

In previous versions of Excel we had some examples of MS not re-using code,
like different results in the Evaluate Formula option, address intersections
not working properly when using F9, different behavior of number-like text
in the function wizard, etc.
I hope you don't mind I will check what you described he that would
really be an example of bad programming practice!
I can see that re-developing a part of a formula evaluation sometimes is a
bit quicker, but of course it is always the wrong direction to take in the
end.

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Kind Regards,

Niek Otten

Microsoft MVP - Excel


"Harlan Grove" wrote in message
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"GrandCentral" wrote...
I'm trying to setup a worksheet to convert factors for product
inventory...
I need to nest 50 or so functions...Any suggestions?


And now for something completely different . . .

If you also had OpenOffice installed, its spreadsheet, Calc, accomodates
more than 7 nested function call levels, and such formulas *CAN* be saved
in
.XLS files *AND* Excel will eveluate them correctly. TESTED & CONFIRMED!
However, you can't edit such formulas in Excel. It's not a limitation of
Excel's recalc facility or its file format. It's purely a limitation
imposed
by Excel's obviously ancient formula parser.

That said, you could almost certainly use a lookup of some sort to do what
you want. Also, even if Excel did provide more than 7 levels of nested
function calls, 50 nested IFs would likely hit Excel's limit of 1024 on
the
character length of cell formulas.