Spreadsheet formulas

21012016, 11:37 PM
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Spreadsheet formulas
Hi,
I'm trying to figure out how to use the spreadsheet properly, I have used all the help functions on the calculator, but cannot seem to make mine act how I feel it should. If I enter a range of values in column A, I will then go to column B, select the header cell, and type an equation (say =A*5). I would expect this to multiply all values within column A by 5 and then store this value in the corresponding row (so A1*5=B1). Instead of this, I just get all of the column B showing 0. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong, or is this a bug? I have the most recent firmware, and resetting the spreadsheet app does not resolve this. Many thanks, JP 

25012016, 11:30 AM
(This post was last modified: 25012016 11:31 AM by Klaas Kuperus.)
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RE: Spreadsheet formulas
Dear JP,
The spreadsheet on the HPPrime is different from others; the letter A does not stand for the A column, but for the variable A, in your example the variable A was probably not declared and has the value 0. To use the A column (as a whole), give the column a name: walk to the cell containing the A on top of the A column, press Frmat and choose name: QQ, then move to the cell containing B above the B column and type = QQ*5. Hope this helps? 

26012016, 05:05 PM
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RE: Spreadsheet formulas
That worked perfectly! Thank you very much for your help!


08032016, 08:12 AM
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RE: Spreadsheet formulas
Hello,
You can also refer to a column or a row by using the A:A or 3:3 syntax. Naming them is not a must. Cyrille 

08032016, 12:54 PM
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RE: Spreadsheet formulas
Thanks for the addition, Cyrille! Good to see you here too.
Klaas. 

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