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Reads the formula value from a cell.

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XL 3.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XL.Sheet.CellReadFormula"; bookRef; sheetIndex; Row; Column )   More


Parameter Description Example
bookRef The reference to the workbook. Please use XL.LoadBook to load a file. $ref
sheetIndex The index of the sheet. This number ranges from 0 to XL.Book.SheetCount-1. 0
Row The row for the cell. First row has index 0. $row
Column The column for the cell. First column has index 0. $column


Returns formula or error message.


Reads the formula value from a cell.
See also XL.Sheet.CellIsFormula and XL.Sheet.CellWriteFormula.


Read formula:

Set Variable [$b; Value: MBS( "XL.Sheet.CellReadFormula"; $bookRef; $sheetIndex; $Row; $Column ) ]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 19th April 2020

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