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I encountered an XLS file with this formula in some of its cells. I searched the web for information on the formula, but I couldn't find anything. Could you help?

The formula in question is:


I can't understand how it works.

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Looks like there's a worksheet called calcs. Maybe a hidden one? This formula then is just specifying a range of cells on that worksheet. – jozzas Oct 4 '12 at 6:51
You're right! I just found it. Thank you so much! – Ranbir Oct 4 '12 at 6:58
You must have downloaded this file:… – MacGyver Mar 1 '13 at 22:38
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The reason you can't find anything is that there's no such function. As noted in a comment, it looks like calcs is instead the name of a worksheet. You can tell by the exclamation mark after it, which is used when prepending a worksheet name to a cell (or range of cells). A function would require parentheses around its arguments, which the formula doesn't have.

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I understand. As jozzas pointed out, 'calcs' turned out to be a hidden worksheet. Thanks for your help. – Ranbir Oct 4 '12 at 7:10

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