Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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How can I subtract a fixed value from a complete column of cells.
Solved by Z. S. in 7 mins
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Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:05
Hello, I understand that you are trying to subtract a fixed value to a column, right?
User 17/07/2018 - 04:05
Yes please..
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:06
I see. I can help you with this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:06
Are you able to demonstrate what you need using the document preview to the right?
User 17/07/2018 - 04:07
from column A I want to subtract 5 from all cells.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:08
I see. Do you want the result to be in the same location or do you want the result to be in another column?
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:08
This is easier if the result would be in another column.
User 17/07/2018 - 04:08
result in same locations.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:08
Okay, are you using Excel?
User 17/07/2018 - 04:09
another column is fine
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:09
If another column is fine then you can simply use this formula:
User 17/07/2018 - 04:09
yes Excel 2013
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:09
=A1-5
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:09
Where A1 is where your first number is.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:09
Then you can simply drag down the formula or copy and paste the formula to the rest.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:09
You can see the formula in column B of the document preview.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:11
Got it?
User 17/07/2018 - 04:11
I understand...thank you very much..appreciate the quick response.
Excelchat Expert 17/07/2018 - 04:11
You are welcome. Glad to have helped!
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