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I have a cell with the following content 2262/4121. I want to have a cell next to it that contains the result of that expression. Is there a function for that?

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You can use the VALUE() function for that. Its only argument is the cell that you want to evaluate.

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On the spot. Thank you a bunch. – Fork Oct 9 '11 at 14:09
It only works if the source text cell contains a mathematical expression in the form of "a/b". Any other operator such as +-* fails. Also multiple operands such as "a+b+c-d+e-f+g" are not possible. I would like to have my source text cell with i.e. "1+2+3-4+5-6.7+8.99" and another cell evaluating the content of that source cell. – porg Jun 26 '13 at 19:58
Anyone with a solution for evaluating a cell with multiple arbitrary operands? – porg Apr 30 '14 at 15:00

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