Same formula returning different results on different sheets

07/28/21
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Hello -

I am trying to create a new version of a helper sheet. I have a formula that is working on the old version, but when I copy it verbatim to the new sheet I get a #Invalid Operation error.

Here are the columns on the sheet the formula is working on. As you can see, it's returning accurate values in Days in Pre-Boarding (where this particular formula is located) and in Days in Onboarding. Target affiliation does not come into play for this formula

Here is the error on my new sheet, and a screenshot of the same exact formula that I copied over to the Days in Pre column.

I know I could just use the old version of the sheet and update it, but 1)I put a lot of work into overhauling the new sheet so I'd have to re-create that on the old sheet 2)WHY??? I just can't get over why it's not working.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answers

  • Oops and I did catch that I left off the ABS in the second formula...it didn't change anything.

  • Bassam KhalilBassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Christina Reid

    Excellent, maybe you forgot to drink your coffee before you check it, all of us face this situation. have a nice day. 😀😄

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Christina Reid

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd be happy to take a quick look.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

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  • Hi Andree -

    Here is a screenshot of the column headers, the error in the Days in Pre column and the formula in that row.

    compared to the sheet that is working. You can see the formulas are exactly the same and the columns that are involved in the formula are titled exactly the same.


  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Christina Reid

    Strange!

    Usually, that error indicates that there is an error in an operator.

    I'd be happy to take a quick look.

    Can you maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s)? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    SMARTSHEET PARTNER & CONSULTANT / EXPERT

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

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