# Make Formula Cell Appear Empty Until Data Is Entered

Jun 10, 2006

I'm creating a "universal-fluctuating" vendor inventory return worksheet for a auto parts store that consist of one criteria (cores, warranties, or N/R ) and will return one or two results of core cost and/or unit cost. This part of the task I have accomplished by using a drop down list for my criteria and my results will appear in two different columns using a Vlookup table. The problem is due to inventory fluctuating from cores and waranties on a month by month basis, vendor requiremnts differ for the number of units returned, and last make the boss happy on ink and papers supplies :D I was wondering if it is possible loop my code in a given column where it will move my code to the next row untill I reach a grand total?

## Possible To Make Sum Formula Based Off Dates Entered In Different Cell?

Jul 28, 2014

How would you write a formula where the sum depends on what dates you enter in A1 and B1?

Date cells C1 to C365

A1 start date
B1 end date

Example:
A1 = 1/1/14
B1 = 1/31/14

So cells C1 to C31 will be added.

"=sum(c1:offset(c1,(b1-a1),0))

This formula works, except if you enter a different starting dates, it just counts from c1.

## Make Formula Cells Empty Rather Than Empty Text

Apr 17, 2008

Is it possible to make a cell "really" blank/empty based on an If statement? For instance:

=if(a1>10,a1,"")

Has a value_if_false of "". But Excel interprets this a bit differently than a cell that never had anything typed into it.

So if you have a column full of this formula copied down, and hit <control+down arrow>, you will go straight to the bottom and skip over all rows. Whereas if you have a column with values and empty cells alternating and hit <control+down arrow>, you will only skip the empty cells and go to the next value. Excel treats the conditionally empty cells as if they have a value, when it comes to this type of navigation. This holds even if you copy and paste "Values" for the cells over the formulas.

Is there any way to tell Excel to make the cells truly empty?

## How To Make Sure That Only Positive Numbers Are Entered In A Cell

Jan 13, 2008

I am trying to restrict data input to a cell for only positive numbers. Currently, I have used data validation to accept decimals and numbers greater than zero. The cell is formatted for percentage with 2 decimal places. The "error message" alerts you that you have to have positive numbers only. The catch is that when the error message comes up and you use the 'retry' button, the entry is multiplied by 100.

## Macro Copy / Paste Last Data Entered To Last Empty Row Of Different Worksheet

Mar 15, 2013

I am looking to create a macro to be assigned to a button that copies the last row of data entered and then pastes it to the last empty row on a different worksheet. This is a dummy spreadsheet to work with (I have more data, but the concept is one in the same). Sheet1 ("Branch1"), Sheet2 ("Branch2"), and Sheet3 ("All"), the names in brackets are names of the sheets, but for ease I'll refer to them as Sheet1, Sheet2, and Sheet3. I have columns beginning in B as follows: Date, Branch, Currency, Coin, and Total (the branch and Total are tied to formulas, however I just need to the text values and formats to come over to the other worksheet). have the portion regarding the copy of the last row in Sheet1, however it won't PasteSpecial.Selection in Sheet3 as it says the cells are not sized or formatted correctly.

VB:
Sub CopyB2()
lr2 = Sheets("Branch2").Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
lr3 = Sheets("All").Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row + 1
Sheets("Branch2").Range("B" & lr2).EntireRow.Copy Sheets("All").Range("B" & lr3)
End Sub

## Make Static Date Appear When Cell Has Text Entered?

Jan 19, 2014

Any way where is a list of cells (b3:b113) has text entered, or specific text entered, it will enter a static cell in the corresponding "d" column.

I know of CTRL + ; but i don't really know how to get it to work as a macro, can't find a forumla that enters the static date, and i don't want to make a macro to copy + paste special the date when it happens.

So all i should have to do is entered text in column b, then it will add a time stamp, when that text was entered, it doesn't have to update.

Like all i need is this, but instead of the "now()" function, it will have another function that doesn't automatically update?

=IF(ISBLANK(E5)=FALSE,NOW(),"")

## Make Vlookup Move On From An Empty Cell?

Nov 30, 2008

Hello there,

I am making a spreadsheet that tracks children's progress in school through the year.

I have a vlookup that turns their levels (2c,2b,2a,3c,3b,3a etc) into numbers so that the number of sublevels they have progressed during the year can be reported.

However, when children join through the year, they will not have data to go in the 'starting grade' box, so I was wondering if it would be possible to make vlookup see that cell E5 is empty, and so look in cell F5 instead. It might even, perhaps, have to look in cell G5 if they join the class after Christmas.

## How To Leave Cell Empty When There Is No Data Input After A Formula

Jul 28, 2014

When i use

Code:
=IF(ISBLANK(I31);"";I31-IF(ISNUMBER(J31);J31;0))
The cell gives me an error, i think because I31 has a formula that returns no value.

How can i stop the formula if cell I31 gives me no data??

## Is A Cell With A Formula Considered True Or Is It Empty If The Criteria Is Empty

May 30, 2009

Is a Cell with a formula (like shown below) considered true, or is it empty?

If Scorecard!\$B\$13 was False...
Would a cell with the above formula be considered?
True or Empty?

If Scorecard!\$B\$13 was True...
A cell with the above formula would be True.

## Change Formula When Data Entered

Jul 22, 2006

There are two worksheets: Finances and Summary. On Finances, there is data input for years, quarterly. There is a cell on Summary that depends on which year is input first, in which case the cells in the formula SUM("cell1:cell4"))/4 is currently changed manually by the user by just checking to see which year data is input first on Finances. I need a macro or a formula function where the workbook finds which year is being used on Finances first, then changes the cells in the Summary formula accordingly.

## Formula: Show Nothing Until Data Entered

Oct 21, 2006

I am trying to create a simple IF/THEN statement to display profit margin for an order form. I currently have the margin formula set at (1-H14/I14). How should I structure my IF/THEN, to where it displays nothing in the cells, that are empty?

## Add Formula Dynamically Up To The End Of Data Entered

Jan 23, 2007

Below is the code. It seems to be creating 50 thousand rows below the data already entered in the worksheet "DELPHI DATA". What I need to do is change it to only add those formulae or pasted values to as many rows as already have data entered in them (which may eventually approach 50000, but may remain at only a few thousand.)

Sub Refresh_Current_Month() ...

## Combo Box With A Yes Or No Drop But How Do You Make The Y A Default Always Entered

Dec 16, 2009

How do you make a Yes No combo box always have the default answer as Yes appearing on a user form but still allow the user to change it to NO?

## Copy Formula From Previous Row When Data Is Entered

May 14, 2009

This is just a sample worksheet. I have got a worksheet with having 3 coloumns A, B & C. Column A contains E Code, while Column B is of time which user will enter. Column C contains the time in Hours.
I have entered one record for example. Now, whenever user enters the value in B3, then formula from C2 should be copied to C3 i.e it should be =B3/60.

I want this to be done using VBA. Pls help me out. I want to use this feature in one of my another files which requries this feature.

## Extend Formula Automatically As Data Entered

May 21, 2008

I found the following code here.

For data entered into column A, it copies the formulas from columns B:E in the row above to the current row.

It works great except fot the first row (A9) where it copies the header row (B8:E8).

How can I get it to not copy when data is entered into A9?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel. Range)
Dim c As Range, i As Long
On Error Resume Next
Set c = Intersect(Target, Columns(1))
If c Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
If IsEmpty(c.Offset(-1, 0)) Or Not IsEmpty(c.Offset(1, 0)) Then Exit Sub
i = c.Row
Application.EnableEvents = False
Range("B" & i - 1 & ":E" & i - 1).Copy Range("B" & i & ":E" & i)
Application.EnableEvents = True
On Error Goto 0
End Sub

## Make Positive Entered Numbers Appear As Negative For Budget

Mar 28, 2007

I am trying to create a budget in excel and want to type my numbers (in certain cells only) without a - sign but I want them to appear, and calculate, as negative numbers. Basically, I am lazy and don't want to have to remember to use a - for all of my expenses when I am inputting the data.

## Fields That Containa Formula Need To Appear Blank Until Data Entered

Jun 10, 2009

i have two date fields....one date requested eg 02/06/09 (cell C10)...another date completed eg 03/06/09 (cell R10)

a third field (cell S10) contains the formula: =IF(R10-C10=0,"less than a day",R10-C10)

so if a request was actioned on the day then it shows as less than a day, otherwise will show how many days it took

but when this formula is draggeddown all other cells show - less than a day

how can i make these cells blank whilst still holding the formula?

also - is there a quick formula to add to show only the amount of wrking days a request took to complete?

## Extend Formula Each Time Data Entered In Column Of Next Row

Nov 30, 2012

I have a spreadsheet that requires a formula in column "e". How can I automaticlly extend the formula each time data is entered in column "d" of the next row.

## IF Cell Empty And Cell Not Empty Then Put Formula In Empty?

Mar 20, 2014

IF cell(some cell) empty AND cell(Diferent cell) not empty then Put Formula in empty cell

Next (to go throught the cells because the range constantly changes with every new report)

## Referencing A Sheet Name Entered In A Cell For Formula

Sep 14, 2006

I am working on a sheet called 2005, with "Jan" entered into cell C4. I want to reference cells on the sheet called Jan2005 using a function that points to C4 and adds "2005".

## If Cell In Column T Is Empty Use Column U (but Make It Negative)

Mar 13, 2014

Formula for this? If a cell in column T is empty, use column U (but make it negative)??

## Keeping Cells With Formula And Conditional Formatting Blank Until Data Entered?

Feb 22, 2013

I have a spreadsheet filled with formulas that depend on a value being entered into A2, A3, A4, etc... So column A starting at A2 is where I will manually input a number and the formulas I have in columns B, C, and D will import information from another sheet based off what is put in column A. In column D the formula I have to import data

is =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,Master!C:M,11,0),"").

This will import another number. Additionally in column D, I have conditional formatting that will return a red, yellow or green light based off the rule I have in place. Everything works fine, the only problem is that column D has a green light all the way down even without a value being placed in column A. I would like to find out a way to keep the cells in column D blank until a value is entered in column A. Also, if I go back and delete the value in column A, I would like the corresponding cell in column D to go back to blank as well.

## Automatically Lock / Protect Formula Cell When Entered

Feb 26, 2008

I need to create a macro to where once a cell has had a formula or data inputed that it locks afterwards and cannot be edited without unportecting the sheet or not at all. The problem is I have no idea how to program in VBA. I can get there and select the worksheet but after that I am stumped. How would I enter the macro and what should the macro look like?

## Lookup Percentage Formula Depending On Price Entered In Cell?

Jan 28, 2013

I have the following table in excel:

Price: Percentage:
\$150 10%
\$100 12%
\$50 14%

I'm trying to use the percentage depending on what price I enter in a cell. For example; if I enter \$135 then 10% will be used, if I enter \$65 then 12% will be used, and if I enter \$47 then 14% will be used.

## Formula To Move Data On Same Row And Deleting Empty Rows Between Data

Jul 17, 2014

formula to make data on same line.On converting data2 is above data 1. I insert a column on left . Need to use mouse right click shortcut delete manually shift cells left and then delete shift cells upto have both data on same line but should be in different cells and same sequence per attached ALSO TO REMOVE "/ -DASH HYPENS.

What I need is formula to move the data2 on same alignment and to delete the two empty rows between both data.

See annexed file for expected results.I have preference to have a formula much more.

## Excel 2003 :: Write Formula That Will Leave Cell Blank If Nothing Is Entered?

Sep 28, 2011

how to write a formula that will leave a cell blank if nothing is entered. I do not want it to show a 0 unless the cell entered is a 0.

In cell G16 - I am adding U46 and U58 together.

I do not have a problem when it is 1 cell - my formula works fine. When I have 2 cells added together, the formula does not work.

## Manipulating Cell Data When Entered?

Jan 31, 2014

I'm putting together a workbook to keep track of income generated from Contractors (I work in recruitment). I have an existing system that displays margin, hours worked and income (margin * hours) but what I am looking for is a neater solution that would still have the margin column, but when hours are entered into a cell it is factored by the margin and displays income in the same cell.

So to be sure I am describing correctly, I am after a formula that will enable me to

1. Enter a value into a cell (for the hours worked - lets call this B1)
2. Multiplies this value by another cell (a fixed amount, the margin - lets call this A1)
3. Displays this result (B1 * A1) in cell B1, the same cell as the hours were entered in.

## Locking Cell After Data Entered?

Jan 27, 2013

I have a command button [Start] that when clicked, will enter the time the process started. I then wish to have the cell locked so the time cannot be changed after it has been entered. I tried this code:

Private Sub CommandButton7_Click()
Range("I5").Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = Now()
Cell.Locked = True
End Sub

But am getting an error for the "cell.locked = true"

Any proper code to lock the cell after the data has been entered?

## Fill Cell With Next Consecutive Number If Another Cell Has Data Entered?

Aug 16, 2012

I need to achieve the situation below with a formula. I have tried simply doing, for example, = B3+1 but this throws an error, probably because the value being checked is alphanumeric.

Data
A001

Data
A002

Add next number (A003) when data entered in cell to left

## Locking Cell Dependent On Data Entered

Oct 18, 2009

I'm working in MS Office Excel 2003. I have a spreadsheet with numerous drop down boxes and references to named ranges. Here's my current quandary:

In cell I12, I have a drop down box with listed choices A, B, C and D. In cells I15, I18, I21 and I24, I also have drop downs.

What I'm trying to do is when choice D is picked from I12 it locks cells I15, I18, I21 and I24 so that the choices in the drop down cannot be picked. Also, a popup message is displayed.

I was able to receive help in getting this pretty much taken care of. But the problem I'm having with the code is that the popup message is also being displayed whenever I make a choice from other drop down boxes. So if I choose option D from I12, it locks the other 4 cells and displays the message just fine, but then if I choose anything else from say K12 or L21 then the message continues to come up. Here's what I have...