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Excel to Google Sheets – Error: Formula parse error

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have created a simple league spreadsheet in Excel but when I try and use it in Google Sheets I am getting formula errors. This is the first time I have used Google Sheets and I would like to use it to make my league public.

An example of a invalid formula :

=IF(C3=0,"",VLOOKUP(MIN(Calculations!$A$3:$A$12),Calculations!$A$3:$N$12,3,FALSE))

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gYOJcJPHstD1NPwIkKRr2lejbfidnqyFIRqXeQgVi-E/edit?usp=sharing

How to&Answers:

There is nothing wrong with the formula in the example. The problem is that it is referring (directly or otherwise) to cells that themselves contain formulae that Google Sheets does not recognise – in particular those containing square brackets.