copy cell with formula that start with 'sign to other cell without 'sign
Hi,
we populate a cell with a formula that we create in a different sheet.
we copy the line to this work sheet and to be able to do this we add in
front of the formula the sign '
looks like this : '=IF(COUNTIF(COLLECT([Task Completed by user]:[Task Completed by user], [Task Nr]:[Task Nr], ="TSK021",[Entity]:[Entity], =[Entity]@row), 1) = 1, "", "NOK_TSK021")
If I now copy this formula to another cell in this sheet with ctrl C / ctrl V the formula is still the same
this means no calculation is done
problem is of course that the formula start with '=IF...
question = how can I remove this ' sign in front of the formula line.
a find and replace is not working in Smartsheet
regards
jan
Answers

Hey @jan aelbrecht,
Why are you adding ' to the formula before copying it? just to keep it as text instead of a formula?
If you double click on the cell can you not delete the ' and use the formula?
Is the formula a column formula?
Let me know and maybe share a screenshot that could help.
Itai Perez
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Hi,
We create the formal in a different sheet based on some options, this formula we need to use in our worksheet.
in this worksheet we work with a vlookup to import this formula, but to be able to do this we needs to make it as text. to use the formula we need to remove the ' in front of the for.
this can be done one by one, correct but we have about 1500 lines
it's a column formula yes.

Hey @jan aelbrecht,
Can you add some screenshots please?
If you remove the ' from one formula and then drag it down to all 1500 lines would that not work?
I think some screenshots will really help to understand the situation better.
Itai Perez
Project Manager  Transformation Department
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Hi,
The left screen you see when you hover over the cell, the right screen is when you double click on the cell.
problem is that a copy / paste off this cell into another cell does not remove the ' sign
also a find an replace in Smartsheet does not find this ' in the cell
when I copy the cell to excel and try to find and replace in excel = also nothing found.
doing this in notepad++ is an option and copy these back to Smartsheet.
but a lot of work to do very month.
regards
jan
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