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I'm having problems using the SUBSTITUTE function as part of a formula. On it's own, SUBSTITUTE returns the desired output (i.e. in cell O3), but when combined in a formula, 0 is outputted (i.e. cell P3).

Screenshot of the problem

For informatation, the formula in cell O3 is =IF(ISNUMBER(N3), N3-SUBSTITUTE(M3, "+", ""), "")

  • Thanks @pnuts - I've just tried to recreate the cells from scratch and I'm still having the same problem... Is yours working with data exactly as in the screenshot? – user2761030 Oct 1 '14 at 22:00
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    Good spot, and it definitely works now. I think it's more so silly me for not realising that it would round-down... – user2761030 Oct 1 '14 at 22:11
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I think you are getting the correct answer but .2857 is being rounded down to less than £1! (ie it is just the formatting).

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