Can someone imagine using Microsoft Excel without formulas? And hardly anything could compare to the frustration caused by Excel formulas stop working all of a sudden.
Don't worry, most likely your Excel is all right, and you will get all the answers in a moment.
: Excel formula not working correctly, it returns an error or a wrong result.
This section provides a summary of the most common mistakes people make when creating formulas in Excel and solutions to fix them.
As you know, the arguments of Excel functions are entered within the parentheses.
In complex formulas, you may need to enter more than one set of parentheses, one within another, to indicate the order in which the calculations should take place.
When creating such a formula, be sure to pair the parentheses properly so that you always have a right parenthesis for every left parenthesis in your formula.
Microsoft Excel displays the parentheses pairs in different colors as you enter them in a formula.
If your formula is short of one or more parentheses, Excel displays an error message and suggests a correction to balance the pairs.
Please see How to highlight and match parenthesis pairs for more information.
All Excel functions have one or more required arguments.
Some functions also have optional arguments, which are enclosed in [square brackets] in the formula's syntax.