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Microsoft KB Archive/10129

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SUM Function Equals Zero by Design PSS ID Number: Q10129 Article last modified on 01-13-1989 PSS database name: D_MPlan

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MS-DOS

Problem:

When I use the SUM function on a row of alpha cells, the result is 0. If I try to create an equivalent formula using a “+”, I receive the following error message:

  1. VALUE!

Response:

This is the design specification for the SUM function.

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1989.