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Getting around #N/A

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    Getting around #N/A

    My sheet calculates survey answers, sums the answers per category/subject and calculates the percentage of the total score for that category. The formula works in such a way as to keep calculating even if you delete a row, this is key.

    The concern I have is the #N/A in the next cell down after I delete a row. If the calculation is still working - fine! If it isn't I need to do one of two things:

    1. Add an exclusion to the #N/A if possible to continue the formula calculation or
    2. add a tick box for keep/delete the question/row and then calculate IF the question is valid.

    Sadly my ability with Excel stops here
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    Re: Getting around #N/A

    Using your posted workbook...
    this regular formula is durable against row deletions:
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    Re: Getting around #N/A

    I think maybe if instead of something like:
    =IF(A2=A1

    you use
    =IF(A2=OFFSET(A2,-1,0)

    that might work.

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    Re: Getting around #N/A

    Formula in column D works even a row is deleted, if you use below formula in place of existing one.
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    Re: Getting around #N/A

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    Re: Getting around #N/A

    Fantastic all, thank you so very much! I tried to use something like left/mid/right functions to read the cell reference and minus one from the other, I wasn't aware of the offset before now! This works like a charm, thank you again.

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