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    Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    I have pulled data from coingecko.com using the data ribbon and the prices come as text. When i click convert to number or currency they all just change to an error. I also tried doing this text to column trick i saw on youtube which also doesn't work. This means that I get an error when I try to multiply the crypto price by my amount of coins for my portfolio. Is there any way to fix this? I need to keep it in a way that i can refresh it so that the price will update with the market.

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    With Power Query, I was able to transform the data.

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    Power Query is a free AddIn for Excel 2010 and 2013, and is built-in functionality from Excel 2016 onwards (where it is referred to as "Get & Transform Data").

    It is a powerful yet simple way of getting, changing and using data from a broad variety of sources, creating steps which may be easily repeated and refreshed. I strongly recommend learning how to use Power Query - it's among the most powerful functionalities of Excel.

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    Hi, thank you for the reply, I followed the video and pasted the code. However, as soon as I do it still comes up with an error.
    DataFormat.Error: We couldn't convert to Number.
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    There are 100 different cryptos on there so maybe there are too many? I only really need the one
    Last edited by Ryan0202; 02-14-2022 at 07:08 AM.

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    Have you looked at the file I attached. The code was generated from accessing the web site. Look at the steps taken in the file and see if you can replicate them.

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    Hi that file is great thank you, I will use that as my main one now as I dont know how to look at how you did it :D. However, do you know if theres a way to keep more decimal places in there? as for CRO there is 3 D.P in the file but there is 5 on coingecko. Thank you again

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    That is how the data comes over from the web site. Cannot change the number of decimal places.

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    ok fair enough. I now have another question :'D. I have created another sheet on the same file as the crypto prices. I then did '=' in a cell and then went to the crypto sheet and just clicked the CRO price. However, if CRO's market cap goes up or down it could move up or down a spot which would mean a different price would be transferred onto the other sheet. I tried to hide all the other prices and just show CRO but when I refreshed the prices they all cam back again. Is there a way to sort the list by my own means rather than by market cap or will it always default to that when I refresh?

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    Re: Pulling Crypto Prices but come as text so error when multiplying them

    If I am understanding correctly you may wish to create a parameter query. Look at this youtube on the basics of a parameter query. You should be able to adapt for your own needs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK2yBpiITvI

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