# Find solution to #VALUE! error message in SUMPRODUCT

• Hello

I have a macro enabled workbook with two worksheets and a #VALUE! error message appears in one column of formulae but not in another column that has the same formulae. To explain how the workbook works, basically one enters a start date (Sheet Availability D1) and a end date (Sheet Availability D2) for a 7 day period and then see the price for those 7 nights in Sheet A cells L13 and Y13 for two separate letting units.

I've attached a copy of the workbook: the issue appears in Worksheet A cells U7:U16 (encircled in a red box) using a SUMPRODUCT function. As far as I can see, the same formulae are used in Worksheet A cells H7:H16 (encircled in a blue box) and return a result without the error message.

In addition, when I look at a copy of the workbook, saved elsewhere, with the same formulae, both U7:U16 and H7:H16 work fine without an error message.

Can anyone explain what's going wrong please ?

Thanks

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• Re: Find solution to #VALUE! error message in SUMPRODUCT

There is an "h" in Z252. This is causing the error, since SUMPRODUCT is looking for numbers only to sum.

Is the "h" an "accident"?

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• Re: Find solution to #VALUE! error message in SUMPRODUCT

Alternatively you can replace Sumproduct with Sumifs like this:

[COLOR="#0000FF"]=IF(SUMIFS(Z\$19:Z\$446,P\$19:P\$446,">="&Availability!\$D\$1,P\$19:P\$446,"<" &Availability!\$D\$2)<=0,0,(Q8-(Q8*5)))[/COLOR]

which will ignore the "h".. but then you won't know that it was entered possibly "accidentally".

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• Re: Find solution to #VALUE! error message in SUMPRODUCT

Thanks ever so much NBVC, I feel such a wally as I thought I'd checked "simple" things like that but I obviously missed it.

It's been puzzling me for hours and I'm just so sorry there's no "technical learning" so to speak, to come from this for anyone else but I guess it reminds us all to check for bugs.

I've added to your reputation and want to say a huge thank you.

• Re: Find solution to #VALUE! error message in SUMPRODUCT

You're welcome. And thanks for the rep

Where there is a will there are many ways. Finding one that works for you is the challenge!

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