How to correct a #BUSY! error

#BUSY errors are returned when a formula is waiting for a required resource that’s taking a long time to access. Possible reasons include:

  • The formula is waiting for values from an external workbook link. 

  • The formula is waiting for resources needed to render the image.

  • A function in the formula is still executing. It may be waiting for an external resource or it contains a complex calculation. 

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