Overtyping a formulas answer


I need to automatically calculate a number in one column based on another column, but also need the ability to overrule this result at times and manually enter an answer in the "calculated" column.

When I do I don't want to change the column formula to a line formula as multiple lines are continually being added and things will get very messy with insertions and additional lines without a cell formula.

Annual requirement Minimum stock

120 10 (Annual requirement/12)

2400 200 "

120 10 In this case I want to overtype 25 instead

Am I expecting too much, or has somebody done this?

Many thanks



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Phil Kinvig

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You could add a so-called helper column that could be used to Overrule the other value.

    In short.

    If anything is in the Overrule cell, show that instead.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Phil Kinvig

    Thanks Andree,

    The helper column doesn't work in this case I'm afraid. I need a single visible column that displays either a calculated value from other hidden columns or an overtyped number that the viewer puts in themselves?

    So far all I'm getting is circular references every way I come up with.

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