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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains
a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ 
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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
Hi,
How about a UDF. Alt + F11 to open VB editor. Right click 'this workbook' and insert module and paste the code in Call with =isformula(A1) Function IsFormula(cel As Range) As String If cel.HasFormula Then IsFormula = "It's a formula" Else IsFormula = "It's not a formula" End If End Function  Mike When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the question. "DoubleZ" wrote: In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ 
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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
Unfortunately, no. You could use a short UDF to determine this though. To
install the UDF, open the VBE (Alt+F11) and goto Insert, module. Paste the following in: '========== Function IsFormula(r As Range) As Boolean IsFormula = Left(r.Formula, 1) = "=" End Function '========== Close the VBE, and back in your workbook, you can simply use the formula =IsFormula(A1) to check if a cell contains a formula or not.  Best Regards, Luke M "DoubleZ" wrote in message ... In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ 
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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
For many years, the documentation for the CELL function stated that
you could use it to determine whether a cell has a formula, but it never worked. So they changed the documentation. You have to use a VBA function: Public Function HasFormula(R As Range) As Boolean HasFormula = R(1,1).HasFormula End If Cordially, Chip Pearson Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Excel, 1998  2010 Pearson Software Consulting, LLC www.cpearson.com On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:17:03 0700, DoubleZ wrote: In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ 
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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
Borrowing from Mike's post...
Function IsFormula(r As Range) As Boolean IsFormula = r.HasFormula End Function  Best Regards, Luke M "Luke M" wrote in message ... Unfortunately, no. You could use a short UDF to determine this though. To install the UDF, open the VBE (Alt+F11) and goto Insert, module. Paste the following in: '========== Function IsFormula(r As Range) As Boolean IsFormula = Left(r.Formula, 1) = "=" End Function '========== Close the VBE, and back in your workbook, you can simply use the formula =IsFormula(A1) to check if a cell contains a formula or not.  Best Regards, Luke M "DoubleZ" wrote in message ... In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ 
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Function to determine if a cell contains a formula
Thank you Mike and Luke! I am surprised to hear that Excel does not have
that functionality built in, but at least it isn't a difficult UDF. Thanks again. DoubleZ "Luke M" wrote: Unfortunately, no. You could use a short UDF to determine this though. To install the UDF, open the VBE (Alt+F11) and goto Insert, module. Paste the following in: '========== Function IsFormula(r As Range) As Boolean IsFormula = Left(r.Formula, 1) = "=" End Function '========== Close the VBE, and back in your workbook, you can simply use the formula =IsFormula(A1) to check if a cell contains a formula or not.  Best Regards, Luke M "DoubleZ" wrote in message ... In excel 2007, is there a formula to determine whether or not a cell contains a formula? Basically I want to do and If/Then function that will return a certain answer if a cell contains a formula and will return a different answer if the cell only contains text (that was manually entered in). Thank you. DoubleZ . 
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