Business Functions Library for Excel

    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. DYear
      3. DMonth
      4. DateYMD
      5. DateSeqNum
      6. IsSeqDate
      7. DayName
      8. MonthName
      9. IsLeap
      10. DaysInMonth
      11. IsAnniversary
      12. WeekNumber
      13. WeekNumberToDate
      14. MonthStart
      15. MonthEnd
      16. NumPers
      17. MostRecent
      18. MostImminent
      19. TimeBaseLengths
      20. AnnSeq
      21. CreateTimeBase
      1. Introduction
      2. DiffY
      3. DiffM
      4. DiffD
      5. DiffP
      1. Introduction
      2. DpY
      3. DpM
      4. DpD
      5. DpP
      6. PrevDateSeq
      7. NextDateSeq
      8. PrevDateList
      9. NextDateList
      10. NextDateCombine
      11. DatePer
      12. EDateBF
      13. DateSeq
      14. DateSeqCombine
      1. Introduction
      2. TpY
      3. TpM
      4. TpD
      5. Occurs
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. DpYBD
      3. DpMBD
      4. DpDBD
      5. NextBD
      6. PrevBD
      7. NextDateSeqBD
      8. PrevDateSeqBD
      9. IsBD
      10. NetWorkDaysBF
      11. NextDateListBD
      12. PrevDateListBD
      1. Introduction
      2. Holiday
      3. DescribeHol
      4. WhatHol
      5. IsHol
      6. IsWE
      7. WesternEaster
      8. CreateDate
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. MkPmtsSeq
      3. MkPmts
      4. MkPmtsGrow
      5. MkPmtsFcst
      6. MkPmtsSF
      7. MkPmtsLim
      8. MkPmtsLag
      9. MkPmtsLagProf
      10. RePhasePmts
      11. TotPmts
      12. TotPmtsSF
      13. SumBetween
      14. DoBetween
      15. MatchPmts
      16. CarryNeg
      17. CarryPos
      18. MkPmtsX
      19. MkPmtsLagX
      20. MkPmtsIdx
      21. MkPmtsCats
      22. MkPmtsGroup
      1. Introduction
      2. MkPmtsPer
      3. MkPmtsPerGrow
      4. MkPmtsPerFcst
      5. MkPmtsIdxPer
      1. Introduction
      2. MkPmtsGrowMkt
      3. MkPmtsFcstMkt
      4. MkPmtsPerGrowMkt
      5. MkPmtsPerFcstMkt
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. GSpread
      3. UniSpread
      4. UniSpreadGrow
      5. SCurve
      6. SCurveGrow
      7. DistSpread
      8. FStepSpread
      9. TStepSpread
      10. MkPmtsWeighted
      11. SCumCurve
      1. Introduction
      2. UniSpreadPer
      3. SCurvePer
      4. SCurveGrowPer
      5. UniSpreadGrowPer
      1. Introduction
      2. WeightSpread
      3. FWeightSpread
      4. TWeightSpread
      1. Introduction
      2. UniSpreadH
      3. SCurveH
      4. WeightSpreadH
      5. FWeightSpreadH
      6. TWeightSpreadH
      7. DistSpreadH
      8. GSpreadH
      9. UniSpreadAdj
      10. SCurveAdj
      11. WeightSpreadAdj
      12. FWeightSpreadAdj
      13. TWeightSpreadAdj
      14. DistSpreadAdj
      15. GSpreadAdj
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. Con
      3. ConGrow
      4. AnnGrow
      5. RePhaseCon
      6. AnnRate
      7. ConSF
      8. ConIdx
      9. ConEvent
      1. Introduction
      2. ConPer
      3. AnnGrowPer
      4. ConGrowPer
      1. Introduction
      2. ConGrowMkt
      3. ConFcstMkt
      4. ConFcstGrowMkt
      1. Introduction
      2. ConRevGrow2
      3. ConRev
      4. ConRevGrow
      5. ConRevFcst
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. FStep
      3. FStepGrow
      4. FStepGrowX
      5. FStepThenGrow
      6. FStepFcst
      7. FStepGrown
      8. FStepSF
      9. FStepCombine
      10. MultiFStep
      1. Introduction
      2. TStep
      3. TStepGrow
      4. TStepGrowX
      5. TStepThenGrow
      6. TStepFcst
      7. TStepGrown
      8. TStepSF
      9. TStepCombine
      10. MultiTStep
      1. Introduction
      2. FStepGrowMkt
      3. FStepFcstMkt
      4. TStepGrowMkt
      5. TStepFcstMkt
      1. Introduction
      2. FStepRev
      3. TStepRev
      4. FStepRevGrow
      5. FStepRevFcst
      6. TStepRevGrow
      7. TStepRevFcst
      8. FStepThenGrowRev
      9. TStepThenGrowRev
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. FittedRate
      3. Ramp
      1. Introduction
      2. InterpedLevel
      3. FittedLevel
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. Bal
      3. Level
      4. FLevels
      5. TLevels
      6. FLevelsGrow
      7. TLevelsGrow
      8. FLevelsFcst
      9. TLevelsFcst
      10. FLevelsCombine
      11. FLevelsThenGrow
      12. TLevelsThenGrow
      1. Introduction
      2. FLevelsGrowMkt
      3. TLevelsGrowMkt
      4. FLevelsFcstMkt
      5. TLevelsFcstMkt
      1. Introduction
      2. Grow
      3. GrowFromTo
      4. FGrowStep
      5. TGrowStep
      6. FGrowStepMkt
      7. TGrowStepMkt
      8. GrowMkt
      9. GrowLin
      1. Introduction
      2. Fcst
      3. FcstGrow
      4. FcstCollar
      5. SumFcst
      6. FFcstStep
      7. TFcstStep
      8. IdxFromTo
      1. Introduction
      2. FcstT
      3. TFcstT
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. ALevel
      3. FALevels
      4. TALevels
      5. FALevelsGrow
      6. TALevelsGrow
      7. FALevelsFcst
      8. TALevelsFcst
      9. FALevelsThenGrow
      10. TALevelsThenGrow
      11. ALevelGrow
      1. Introduction
      2. FALevelsGrowMkt
      3. TALevelsGrowMkt
      4. FALevelsFcstMkt
      5. TALevelsFcstMkt
      1. Introduction
      2. AGrow
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. PVCon
      3. PVAnnGrow
      4. PVConGrow
      5. PVConQ
      1. Introduction
      2. PVTStep
      3. PVTStepQ
      4. PVTStepIC
      5. PVTStepICQ
      6. PVFStep
      7. PVFStepIC
      8. PVFStepQ
      9. PVFStepICQ
      1. Introduction
      2. PVMkPmtsSF
      3. PVMkPmts
      1. Introduction
      2. PVGSpread
      3. PVUniSpread
      4. PVSCurve
      5. PVSCurveGrow
      6. PVDistSpread
      7. PVFStepSpread
      8. PVTStepSpread
      9. PVMkPmtsWeighted
      10. PVSCumCurve
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. SimpleToSimple
      3. SimpleToAER
      4. SimpleToCont
      5. SimpleToDF
      6. AERToSimple
      7. AERToCont
      8. AERToDF
      9. ContToSimple
      10. ContToAER
      11. ContToDF
      12. DFToSimple
      13. DFToAER
      14. DFToCont
      1. Introduction
      2. SimpleToSimpleX
      3. SimpleToAERX
      4. SimpleToContX
      5. SimpleToDFX
      6. AERToSimpleX
      7. ContToSimpleX
      8. DFToSimpleX
      9. RateConvert
      1. Introduction
      2. FVM
      3. PVM
      4. PmtM
      5. TermM
      6. IntRateM
      7. PVEGAnn
      8. PVEGAnnM
      9. PVEGPerAnn
      10. PVEGPerp
      11. PVEGPerpM
      12. PVEGPerPerp
      13. SumEGAnn
      14. SumEGAnnM
      15. SumEGAnnCont
      16. SumLGAnn
      17. SumLGAnnM
      18. SumLGAnnCont
      1. Introduction
      2. PVBF
      3. PMTBF
      4. RateBF
      1. Introduction
      2. APRToQuoted
      3. QuotedToAPR
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. PVOne
      3. FPVOne
      4. TPVOne
      5. PVOneQ
      1. Introduction
      2. PVA
      3. IRRA
      4. PayBackA
      5. PayBackDiscA
      6. DurationA
      7. AvLifeA
      1. Introduction
      2. PVE
      3. IRRE
      4. PaybackE
      5. PayBackDiscE
      6. DurationE
      7. AvLifeE
      1. Introduction
      2. PVT
      3. IRRT
      4. PayBackT
      5. PayBackDiscT
      6. DurationT
      7. AvLifeT
      8. PVTIC
      9. IRRTIC
      10. PVTX
      11. IRRTX
      12. PVTCX
      13. IRRTCX
      14. PVTR
      15. IRRTR
      1. Introduction
      2. NPVM
      3. IRRM
      4. CorrectionM
      5. CorrectionCont
      6. CorrectionDC
      7. DurationM
      8. AvLifeM
      9. EffTimeM
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. Depreciate
      3. DepreciatedValue
      4. DepPoolWIP
      5. DepPoolRatio
      6. DepPool
      7. DepreciatePer
      8. DepreciateGrowPer
      9. DepreciateFcstPer
      10. DepreciateIdxPer
      11. LIFOPrice
      12. LIFOCalc
      1. Introduction
      2. FAvRate
      3. TAvRate
      4. FAvRateTD
      5. TAvRateTD
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. LinReg
      3. BestPoly
      4. SignChanges
      5. RSqrdPoly
      6. PolyEqn
      7. CalcPoly
      8. PolyReg
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. LookupNum
      3. LookupN
      4. SeekNum
      5. PickNum
      6. SortPick
      7. LookUpNum2D
      8. PickMatrix
      9. LookupNIndex
      10. Seek
      11. SeekList
      12. SortNum
      13. FindIf
      1. Introduction
      2. DoBetweenX
      3. SumCat
      4. SumCats
      5. SumPos
      6. SumNeg
      7. SumDiv
      8. SumBounds
      9. SumSubRange
      10. SumCombine
      11. SelCats
      1. Introduction
      2. Coordinates
      3. WorkSheetName
      4. RefPlus
      5. GetRef
      1. Introduction
      2. MinBetween
      3. MaxBetween
      4. MeanNZ
      5. WeightAv
      1. Introduction
      2. RangeDir
      1. Introduction
      2. SortText
      3. ApplyToList
      4. CombineLists
      5. TransposeNum
      6. Unique
      1. Introduction
      2. Interp
      3. Interpolate
      4. InterpDate
      5. InterpolateDate
      6. Intersection
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. Distribution
      3. PartialDependency
      4. DistCumulative
      5. DistUniform
      6. DistTriangular
      7. DistDoubleTri
      8. DistNormal
      9. DistLogNormal
      10. RandNum
      11. NRandom
      12. PickRandom
      13. DescribeDistType
      14. CumProb
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. RentGrow
      3. RentFcst
      1. Introduction
      2. FStepRent
      3. FStepRentGrow
      4. FStepRentFcst
      5. FStepRentFcstCollar
      1. Introduction
      2. TStepRent
      3. TStepRentGrow
      4. TStepRentFcst
      5. TStepRentGrowCollar
      6. TStepRentFcstCollar
      1. Introduction
      2. RentFcstR
      3. RentGrowR
      4. FStepRentGrowR
      5. FStepRentFcstR
      6. TStepRentGrowR
      7. TStepRentFcstR
      8. TStepRentGrowSFR
      9. FStepRentGrowSFR
      10. TStepRentFcstSFR
      11. FStepRentFcstSFR
      1. Introduction
      2. CapValue
      3. EqYield
      4. CapValueG
      5. EqYieldG
      6. CapValueGD
      7. EqYieldGD
      8. NomToTrue
      9. TrueToNom
      10. YPP
      11. YPPDef
      12. YPA
      13. YPADef
      14. CapValueGrowGD
      15. CapValueFcstGD
      16. EqYieldGrowGD
      17. EqYieldFcstGD
      1. Introduction
      2. CapValueDCF
      3. EqYieldDCF
      4. CapValueDCFG
      5. EqYieldDCFG
      6. CapValueDCFGD
      7. EqYieldDCFGD
      8. NomToTrueDCF
      9. TrueToNomDCF
      10. YPADefDCF
      11. YPPDefDCF
      12. TheorYield
      13. ImpGrowth
      14. ImpDiscRate
      15. PVRent
      16. TWRR
      1. Introduction
      2. PVRentGrow
      3. PVRentFcst
      4. PVTStepRent
      5. PVTStepRentGrow
      6. PVTStepRentFcst
      7. PVTStepRentGrowR
      8. PVTStepRentFcstR
      9. PVTStepRentGrowIC
      10. PVTStepRentGrowRIC
      11. PVTStepIdxRentGrowR
      12. PVTStepIdxRentFcstR
      1. Introduction
      2. TStepGTurnRentGrow
      3. TStepGTurnRentGrowR
      1. Introduction
      2. IdxRentGrowR
      3. IdxRentFcstR
      4. IdxRentGrowMktR
      5. IdxRentFcstMktR
      6. TStepIdxRentGrowR
      7. TStepIdxRentFcstR
      1. Introduction
      2. LetCostR
      3. LetCostRQ
      4. LeasingFeeGrowR
      5. FServChargeR
      6. ServChargeGrowR
      7. ServChargeFcstR
      8. FServChargeGrowR
      9. FVacServChargeR
      10. VacServChargeGrowR
      11. VacServChargeFcstR
      12. LeasingFeeFcstR
      1. Introduction
      2. UKRatesGrow
      3. UKRatesFcst
      4. UKRatesGrowR
      5. UKRatesFcstR
      6. UKEmptyRatesFcstR
      7. UKEmptyRatesGrowR
      1. Introduction
      2. LeaseEnd
      3. ReletOccurs
      4. RentDateInfo
      5. RentEventOccurs
      6. RentEvent
      7. LastReview
      8. NextReview
      9. LastReviewR
      10. NextReviewR
      11. LeaseInfo
      12. Occupancy
      13. LeaseDates
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. Interest
      3. FInterest
      4. TInterest
      5. TotInterestSF
      6. InterestX
      7. PVFInterest
      8. PVInterestX
      9. PVInterest
      1. Introduction
      2. ZeroCoupon
      3. FutureToSpot
      4. SpotToSpot
      1. Introduction
      2. Loan
      3. LoanX
      4. LoanLin
      5. LoanLinX
      6. Mortgage
      7. MortgageQ
      8. LoanPool
      9. MortgagePool
      10. IdxBondGrow
      11. IdxBondFcst
      1. Introduction
      2. Overdraft
      3. CashAcct
      4. FlexAcct
      5. CurrentAcct
      6. STDAcct
      7. LoanAcct
      8. LoanAcctEM
      1. Introduction
      2. BetaIndex
      3. BetaReturns
      4. DescribeReturn
      5. TotalReturn
      1. Introduction
      2. OptionBS
      3. OptionBinom
      4. OptionMonte
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. STOIIP
      1. Introduction
      2. Decline
      3. DeclineRate
      4. DescribeDecline
      5. ProdProf
      6. AbandonDate
      7. StartDecline
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. MoneyText
      1. Introduction
      2. GetToken
      3. GetTokens
      4. InString
      5. ExInt
      6. ExFl
      1. Introduction
      2. RegSMatch
      3. RegMatchWhole
      4. RegNMatches
      5. RegReplace
      6. RegSMatches
      7. RegSplit
    1. Introduction
      1. Introduction
      2. StdEq
      3. DiffGaps
      4. AddGaps
      1. Introduction
      2. SRound
      3. SFloor
      4. SCeiling
      5. RoundWeekDay
      6. RoundMonthDay
      7. RoundMD
      8. RoundDateSeq
      9. DateRound
      10. DateFloor
      11. DateCeiling
      12. Disperse
      13. RoundList
      1. Introduction
      2. BFVer
      3. DescribeLoanAcctOutput
      4. DescribeCombineSwitch
      5. DescribePmtsPerYear
      6. DescribeLevelSwitch
      7. DescribeBD
      8. DescribeDayCount
      9. DescribePeriods
      10. DescribeLookup
      11. DescribeRounding
      12. DescribeLoanOutput
      13. DescribeShape
      14. ArgValues
      1. Introduction
      2. Switch
      3. SwitchR
      4. SwitchT
      5. SwitchRT
      6. IfElse
      7. IfElseR
      8. IfElseT
      9. IfElseRT
      1. Introduction
      2. CollarDate
      3. InBetween
      4. Collar
      1. Introduction
      2. Ev
Note: In order to use the spreadsheet examples, you need to download Business Functions
Ev (Textstring_s, [DefaultValue], [Options])
BF Indirect function equivalent
Evaluate. Like Excels INDIRECT but it can accept a whole formula (eg MyRangeName*2), not just a reference (eg A23) or a range name (eg MyRangeName). You can also set a default value if the string is a blank or an error.
Values for "Options" (or "Opts")

  • 1. Use the DefaultValue if Textstring is an error (eg #NUM!, #NA etc). (Normal behaviour: throw an error)
  • 2. Use the DefaultValue if the reference in Textstring is an error or is invalid (ie Textstring was OK, but the thing its pointing at is an error or its an invalid reference). (Normal behaviour: throw an error)
The function will always choose the default if Textstring is missing or blank and a DefaultValue is available.
These are options are additive eg 1+2 etc.
If you want to use the default under any error BF can detect, set Options to 3

For Excel Experts

Note that, because this function is like INDIRECT(), it also is Volatile, which means that it is always recalculated when the worksheet recalculates, regardless of whether the input the data has changed. This is because Excel has no way of knowing whether the cell ranges that Textstring_s are pointing to have changed.

Key Points

If Options is not specified or is zero, the function behaves similar to Excel"s INDIRECT() function.
If the function needs a DefaultValue and doesn"t find one, it will throw an error.

Key Points

Usually only one Textstring is entered. If you enter more than one (sometimes called Automulti functionaility in the BF documentation), then each Textstring is dealt with in turn, and the results are added together.

Tip

Since this functions is like INDIRECT in that it takes a text reference and looks it up, there is a fair chance you will get errors from time to time if you specify a reference that does not exist. If the EV() functions are buried in a long formula and there are lots of them, it can be tricky to find which one is causing the problem. To isolate the problem one, place the cursor of an the EV in the Ev() function you want to examine, and go Alt-I-F. Although this is strictly Insert Function, all it does in this case is bring up Excel"s function wizard so that you can check out the inputs and see what the function evaluates to. If it doesn"t evaluate to anything or it is an error, then you have found the problem.

Tip

  • This function MUST receive either text or a number as an input eg "A12" not A12. This is a common misunderstanding.
  • A new feature (April 09) is that if this function receives a number, it will simply return that number. That means that you can either give this function a rangename or a number.

Example
Ev.xls  

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