I need some help please. I have a simple Zap that, among other things, takes a passcode from an email and places it in a google sheets cell.
On rare occasions, the passcode starts with an equal sign “=”, which google sheets tries to interpret as a formula, and then spits out an error (#ERROR).
I found this entry in the help pages, which discusses this exact issue:
If you see
#ERROR in a cell where a value was sent from Zapier, it means Google is interpreting the value as a formula. Phone numbers containing a leading "+", for example, can cause this. Google Sheets then tries to calculate it and returns an error, as it's not a valid formula.
This can be fixed by adding a single leading apostrophe character
' to the value being sent. This will force Google Sheets to treat the value as text.
However I am not sure how I can do this How do I “add a single leading apostrophe character to the value being sent? Do I use editor? Something else? Could someone kindly help me with the specific steps, please?