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    { } Before and After a T.TEST Formula

    I am editing an Excel file that a person who no longer works here created. I need to change the year that a T.TEST runs for. The formula starts out {=T.TEST(IF... and ends with ...)}. Every time I even click into the formula bar, the { } goes away, and no matter what, even if I have not edited the formula, it comes back #VALUE!.

    What do the { } mean? How can I edit these? Please help.

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    {=T.TEST(IF(('Reference'!$B$2:$B$2316=Input!$C$4)*('Reference'!$D$2:$D$2316=2)*('Reference'!$F$2:$F$2316>2013),'Reference'!H$2:H$2316),IF(('Reference'!$B$2:$B$2316<>Input!$C$4)*('Reference'!$D$2:$D$2316=2)*('Reference'!$F$2:$F$2316>2013),'Reference'!H$2:H$2316),2,3)}

    Thanks,

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    Re: { } Before and After a T.TEST Formula

    They mean it's an array formula

    ...confirmed by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to activate the array, not just ENTER. You will know the array is active when you see curly braces { } appear around your formula. If you do not CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER you will get an error or a clearly incorrect answer. Press F2 on that cell and try again.

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    Re: { } Before and After a T.TEST Formula

    {} will appear when you entering an array formula using key combinations by holding Ctrl+Shift and hit ENTER. You should not add these curly brackets manually.
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    Re: { } Before and After a T.TEST Formula

    The squiggly brackets { } mean the formula is an array formula.

    See this...

    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/ArrayFormulas.aspx
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