Microsoft KB Archive/169720

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Article ID: 169720

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169720


If you create a data table in a worksheet, Microsoft Excel may stop recalculating it when you save, close, and then reopen the workbook that contains the worksheet.


This problem occurs if the data table references cells that contain the RAND worksheet function.


To resolve this problem, press CTRL+ALT+F9.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows, Service Release 1.


A data table is a range of cells that shows how changing certain values in formulas affects the results of the formulas. Data tables allow you to calculate multiple versions in one operation and view and compare the results of all the different variations together on a worksheet.


For more information about data tables, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text

data tables, for worksheets

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Ways to forecast values with what-if analysis" topic.

Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbbug KB169720