I have spent most of today throwing data around in MS Excel.
One of the things that I have had to do is to convert percentages into real numbers.
In excel percentages are stored as fractions, for example 50% is stored as 0.5, 75% as 0.75 etc.
I am trying to chart these figures in Business Objects Xcelsius but the y-axis labels are just showing 0 to 0 hence why i need to convert my numbers.
I have just found a really easy way to do this.
- In the target cells, enter the value 100 in each cell.
- Copy the source cells
- Select “Paste Special” using the options “Values” and “Multiply”
This takes the source value 0.75 multiplies it by 100 and stores the result 75 !
I have used pase special – values often but I have never seen the need for the multiply option until now !
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