Microsoft KB Archive/173554

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Article ID: 173554

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

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When you use "Anova: Two-Factor Without Replication" in the Data Analysis tools, you may receive the following error message:

Anova: Two-Factor Without Replication - Input range contains non-numeric data


This problem occurs when the input range contains either empty cells or text.


To work around this problem, enter a value of zero (0) into the empty cells in the input range. This has no significant effect on the variation of the data, because Excel is substituting zeroes for empty values when the calculations are performed.


This behavior differs from earlier versions of Excel. Microsoft Excel versions 5.0 and 7.0 allow empty cells in the input range. The Anova analysis tool in Excel 97 does not work unless you remove the empty cells in the input range or replace them with values.


For more information about the Anova analysis tool, click the Index tab in Help, type the following text

Anova tool

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Perform an analysis of variance (anova)" topic.

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