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20030708, 15:00 #1
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Formula combining Convert and Round (2000 SR1)
Hello all Loungers
This is a question from one of my work colleagues
For example, the sum for the total of square feet in a column of figures is calculated by the function sum and the value is 150.
The Sum formula is in A22
In A22, he would like value to be converted and displayed as both square feet and square metres. Also the cell needs to show which is the ft and which is the mtr by showing added text.
I suggested that he put in another cell the following formula
=A22&" Sq ft"&"/"&(CONVERT(SQRT(A22),"ft","m")^2)&" Sq Mtr" which gives 150 Sq ft/13.935456 Sq Mtr
So far so good except, that he would would like to round the Sq Mtrs to show 2 decimal places rather than 6 (Sigh and eyes glazing over). I am not sure how to proceed from here.
And is there still a way of having the formula in the original cell of A22?
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20030708, 15:11 #2
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Re: Formula combining Convert and Round (2000 SR1)
This formula (in another call than A22) will do what he wants:<pre>=A22&" Sq ft"&"/"&TEXT(CONVERT(SQRT(A22),"ft","m")^2,"0.00")&" Sq Mtr"</pre>
To have a formula in A22 itself, both occurrences of A22 in this formula should be replaced by the formula that currently is in cell A22 (without the equals sign =, though.) For example, if A22 now contains =SUM(A1:A20), the formula to replace it would become<pre>=SUM(A1:A20)&" Sq ft"&"/"&TEXT(CONVERT(SQRT(SUM(A1:A20)),"ft","m")^2,"0.00 ")&" Sq Mtr"</pre>
Not very pretty, I fear.

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Re: Formula combining Convert and Round (2000 SR1)
WOW, you're right it isn't pretty, but still WOW
Thank you

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Re: Formula combining Convert and Round (2000 SR1)
Personally, I prefer (but that is the scientist in me):
<pre>=A22&" foot