<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
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"Harlan Grove" wrote in message
I'm trying to setup a worksheet to convert factors for product
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
.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
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
character length of cell formulas.