Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old July 6th 07, 08:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 26
Default Special symbols in Excel worksheets?

You folks (that answer our dumb questions) are brilliant. Having said that,
many times the answer to a question ( the sample provided) includes some
strange symbols (such as --, or &, $$, etc). How can I find a list of these
symbols and whey they need to be used?

FOr example, when doing a COUNTIF with Dates I have to do:
=COUNTIF(a1:a50, "<" &DATE()-90)
but in IF,
=IF(a1:a50, < DATE()-90,Bad,Good)

NOt sure why I need quotes and & in COUNTIF but not in IF?

Thanks,

Kevin

  #2   Report Post  
Old July 6th 07, 08:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
bj bj is offline
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,397
Default Special symbols in Excel worksheets?

If you find a list with all of the special symbols, please post it so we can
find it.
the specific difference between countif and if, is that the criteria in
countif if is not a cell reference, needs to in a text format, (why I don't
know) In the if statement the equation is fine.

(By the way you would have problems with both of your example equations)

"Leonhardtk" wrote:

You folks (that answer our dumb questions) are brilliant. Having said that,
many times the answer to a question ( the sample provided) includes some
strange symbols (such as --, or &, $$, etc). How can I find a list of these
symbols and whey they need to be used?

FOr example, when doing a COUNTIF with Dates I have to do:
=COUNTIF(a1:a50, "<" &DATE()-90)
but in IF,
=IF(a1:a50, < DATE()-90,Bad,Good)

NOt sure why I need quotes and & in COUNTIF but not in IF?

Thanks,

Kevin

  #3   Report Post  
Old July 6th 07, 09:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2007
Posts: 26
Default Special symbols in Excel worksheets?

Ooops! I meant TODAY(), but was in a hurry.

Kevin

"bj" wrote:

If you find a list with all of the special symbols, please post it so we can
find it.
the specific difference between countif and if, is that the criteria in
countif if is not a cell reference, needs to in a text format, (why I don't
know) In the if statement the equation is fine.

(By the way you would have problems with both of your example equations)

"Leonhardtk" wrote:

You folks (that answer our dumb questions) are brilliant. Having said that,
many times the answer to a question ( the sample provided) includes some
strange symbols (such as --, or &, $$, etc). How can I find a list of these
symbols and whey they need to be used?

FOr example, when doing a COUNTIF with Dates I have to do:
=COUNTIF(a1:a50, "<" &TODAY()-90)
but in IF,
=IF(a1:a50, < TODAY()-90,Bad,Good)

NOt sure why I need quotes and & in COUNTIF but not in IF?

Thanks,

Kevin

  #4   Report Post  
Old July 7th 07, 12:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006
Posts: 22,908
Default Special symbols in Excel worksheets?

A brief list of these symbols(operators) can be found in Help "about calculation
operators" and/or " types or operators"

The $ sign operation/meaning can be found under "absolute cell references"


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:26:04 -0700, Leonhardtk
wrote:

You folks (that answer our dumb questions) are brilliant. Having said that,
many times the answer to a question ( the sample provided) includes some
strange symbols (such as --, or &, $$, etc). How can I find a list of these
symbols and whey they need to be used?

FOr example, when doing a COUNTIF with Dates I have to do:
=COUNTIF(a1:a50, "<" &DATE()-90)
but in IF,
=IF(a1:a50, < DATE()-90,Bad,Good)

NOt sure why I need quotes and & in COUNTIF but not in IF?

Thanks,

Kevin


  #5   Report Post  
Old July 7th 07, 12:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Jul 2006
Posts: 8,856
Default Special symbols in Excel worksheets?

A few more under wildcards, and some others under format - custom
formatting.

Pete

On Jul 7, 12:06 am, Gord Dibben <gorddibbATshawDOTca wrote:
A brief list of these symbols(operators) can be found in Help "about calculation
operators" and/or " types or operators"

The $ sign operation/meaning can be found under "absolute cell references"

Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 12:26:04 -0700, Leonhardtk



wrote:
You folks (that answer our dumb questions) are brilliant. Having said that,
many times the answer to a question ( the sample provided) includes some
strange symbols (such as --, or &, $$, etc). How can I find a list of these
symbols and whey they need to be used?


FOr example, when doing a COUNTIF with Dates I have to do:
=COUNTIF(a1:a50, "<" &DATE()-90)
but in IF,
=IF(a1:a50, < DATE()-90,Bad,Good)


NOt sure why I need quotes and & in COUNTIF but not in IF?


Thanks,


Kevin- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -





Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Use and change special symbols in Excel Madhan Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 1 November 20th 06 04:47 PM
Excel Symbols randrews13 Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 2 May 23rd 06 04:34 AM
excel symbols ally Excel Worksheet Functions 1 May 14th 06 11:56 AM
Symbols in Excel Erika Excel Discussion (Misc queries) 4 December 9th 05 12:07 PM
Symbols in Excel Charts Symbols in Charts Charts and Charting in Excel 3 July 19th 05 02:51 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 ExcelBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Excel"

 

Copyright © 2017