Issue 47941 - Build-in Function VALUE in calc
Summary: Build-in Function VALUE in calc
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: 680m93
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-04-22 11:15 UTC by erickleung
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description erickleung 2005-04-22 11:15:06 UTC
According the Excel build-in function VALUE, this function should allows basic
operations such as
+, - , * , / etc.,

For example, Let Cell A1 = '5';  A2 = '6'; A3= '5 - 6'; 
B1 is '=VALUE(A1)';  B2 is '=VALUE(A2)';  B3 is '=VALUE(A3);
B1 shows 5;  B2 shows 6, but BUT B3 now shows as 'Err:502'.

We should suggest to enhance this function so that it can do simply calculation.
Comment 1 daniel.rentz 2005-04-28 17:03:58 UTC
Little correction: VALUE does not calculate anything. In Excel it interprets
text like "1-1", "1.1", or "1/1" as date and returns the serial number of the
date. Other operators (e.g. +, *) give a #VALUE! error too.
Comment 2 frank 2005-05-27 14:02:02 UTC
one for requirements
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:52:27 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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