# Nested Formula: Validate The Cells Are Not Blank

Oct 28, 2009

Trying to create a formula, assume it will need to be a nested formula since I need to validate that cells are not blank and if so use a different cell .....

## Nested IF Checking Non Blank Cells

Dec 18, 2009

I want to create a nested IF formula that checks for blanks in three cells.

If A1=Not blank, then enter in "Live"
else
If B1=Not blank, then enter "Signed"
else
If C1=Not blank, then enter "Interested"
else
enter blank into cell

## Excel 2010 :: Use Nested IF Formula To Color Cells?

May 16, 2014

I am trying to use the IF formula or a similar VBA/Macro to color certain cells. We deal with 16 different sand types that come in on rail cars. I want to put in the sand type in a cell; EX: C11 has text "30/50BH" if this statement is true to color cells A11-D11 yellow. If it is not a true statement to check for the next sand type, "20/40BH" and go on from there. If I can get an example of what to do I can build it for the 16 sands we have.

The formula I have in mind would be something like

=IF("30/50BH",[colorA11:D11,Yellow],[IF("20/40BH",[colorA11:D11, Purple], .......

I'm sure there is a less brute force method of doing this, but my knowledge of programming and excel is limited. I am using the 2010 version of Excel.

## Nested IF AND Formula: If Cells K8 And L8 And R8 Are Empty, Then No Data Should Show

Dec 31, 2006

i am having trouble putting together an IF Formula together with and/or. i need to do the following

if cells k8 and l8 and r8 are empty, then no data should show.
if cells k8 and l8 and r8 is zero, then show zero.
i thought i should use if(and... that is all 3 cells must be empty or zero.

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(K8),ISBLANK(L8),ISBLANK(R8)), "no data", IF(OR(K8=0, L8=0, R8=0),"ZERO", K8+L8+R8))

i have tried if(and) and if(or) and no matter what i have tried it doesnt work

## Leaving Blank Cells Blank In Dragging Formula Combining Different Formulas In One Cell?

Aug 2, 2014

I can't modify my formula to leave blank cells blank when dragging it down, Also, I've got two formulas that i need to combine. Please view the comments I've put in cells E4, F2,F3,H2 and I2 to understand clearly what am seeking. See the attached worksheet.

## Nested If Cell A1 Is NOT Blank Then

Jan 7, 2010

if Cell A1 is NOT blank then

If cell b1 is blank then show I in cell c1
If cell b1 has a date (any date) then show C in cell c1
If cell b1 says "ongoing" then show O in cell c1
If cell A1 IS blank then c1 should show nothing.

## Nested IF / AND Returning 0 Instead Of Specified Blank?

Apr 14, 2014

My formula is returning a 0 when true instead of being blank as specified. If I designate a value other than "blank" (i.e. "A Word") it still returns a 0. What am I doing wrong?

=IF(AND(CBAuditType="PHYSICAL",TxtInsuredName=""),"",TxtInsuredName)

Feb 1, 2007

I have three named ranges that I need to do lookups for First I need the formula to do a look up at the HUMANALOOKUP range and then if a value is not found go to LABLOOKUP and then if not found go to CHCSLOOKUP and if not found return a blank. the column layout of each worksheet is the same so the column index number same throughout the formula.

## Validate All Cells Are The Same

Jun 9, 2007

How can I validate that all values in a range of cell are the same, excluding
empty cells?

## Validate Cells To Only Accept

Jan 19, 2010

I have to validate a cell to only accept the letter a, d ,f ,g h,. I know this is probaly very simple but i havent touched excel since last november and have completely forgotton the most simple of things!

## Nested If Statement That Doesn't Give Blank Cell When It Is Evaluated?

Aug 29, 2012

I have a nested if statement that doesn't give a blank cell when it is evaluated. The cell is general formatted but results in a '0' in the cell instead of a completely blank cell.

If statement is:
=IF('Sales info'!B16="",'Sales info'!B6,IF('Sales info'!B6="","",'Sales info'!B16))

Why is this giving me a 0?

## Any Way To Validate Formula Only Searching Front Of A Word?

Jul 18, 2012

Here is the current code I am using: =IF(A1="MIXED DBLs 1st Place",'Mixed Doubles'!B9,"")

What has happened is I am changing the Field Mixed DBLs to a field that could have multiple values, so I am no longer going to be able to do a test on a Hard-Coded Value.. So is there a way to only validate on the front of the word like just MIXED DBLS and nothing after that??

## Formula To Validate Invoiced Rates Against A Rate Card?

Mar 23, 2014

We have agreed maximum rates with suppliers for certain services and I'd like to check that the rates they have invoiced fall below the agreed maximum.

I've attached an example of the data I'm working with. What I'm after is a formula that will cross check the details and rate charged on the 'Invoiced' tab against the three 'rate card' tabs and generate an output that flags any discrepancies. I've added a column called 'Validate' on the 'Invoiced' tab where I'd like this formula to go.

All the data should match with the exception of the shift which is listed as a description on the rate card but is a concatenation of the job role and an abbreviation of the shift (D = Days, N = Nights/ Saturday and O = Sunday/ Bank Hols).

## Formula- Blank Cells

Jan 22, 2008

i've got a pricing spreadsheet that's doing my head in. hopefully someone can help me with my latest formula issue.

when i expor the file as a pdf, you loose the column names. so...

a b c d e f g h
part ID qty 1 price qty 2 price qty 3 price discount price

i want to calculate the discount price as a perctange of either b/c or d/e or f/g groupinsg (qty break & price for that paricular qty amt). The problem is b/c are populated for all rows. some parts have a secdonary price break (d/e) and some have a tiertary price break (f/g).

I want to take the percentge discount off the high qty price break. So if f/g is populated I want to take it from that. If it's not populated, then e/f. and Only if f/g & e/f are NOT populated do i want to take the discount from b/c. is there a formula i can insert into H to do this?

## Excel 2010 :: Validate All Cells In Column To Xx / Xx / Xxxx

May 14, 2014

I will get right to it. I am using the following:

=AND(LEN(Y2)=10,MID(Y2,3,1)="/",MID(Y2,6,1)="/",ISNUMBER(SUBSTITUTE(Y2,"/","")+0))

To create a custom date validation formula. But it doesn't work.

I need to insure the user has to put in the format "xx/xx/xxxx" where x is a 0 to 9. I am using Excel 2010 and when I put in a year greater than 1899, my error message pops up. I'd also like to restrict the month to up to 12 and yes the days up to 31. I used the "date" utility but it allows stuff like 4/25 and then puts in this year for you. It also accepted three digits such as 786 and I don't know what that means.

## Validate Cells For Numeric Range Of Consecutive Numbers

Mar 19, 2008

I would like to " Validate Data In A Vertical Column To Not Allow Non Consecutive Numbers Less Than 100"

756415
10
456132
7
456123
12

The above is a valid list. Below would be an invalid list:

756415
10
13
456132
7
7
456123
12
13

This part of a larger scope, but I have a macro that will crash if the data entered is entered by way of the invalid list, it works perfectly with the valid list. I am limited to one column user's will input the data via a Barcode scanner that after it recieves input it enter's a "Hard" return. This is a warehouse pickticket program, user's scan their ticket id's (numbers greater than 100000) and then the number of lines on the ticket (usually not greater than 15)

## Cells With Numbers Appear Blank In Formula

Feb 26, 2014

I have been trying to import CSV files into Excel on my new computer. I previously had a windows 7 system with office 2007. I have now moved across to a windows 8 system with office 2013. The problem I am faced with is the CSV files which I imported without problems on my old system don't seem to work on the new one. The excel spreadsheet shows the numbers, but when I try and use any formula, the cell comes up with 0, as if there is nothing in the cell. When using my old system, it shows that it is a picture that needs to be converted to text, but I cannot find out how to sort this out in Windows 8. I have even tried various versions of office, 2007, and 2010 on the windows 8 system with the same problem. I have tried all the things I have found online, checking the regional settings and those type of things.

## Blank Cells Affecting Formula

Sep 30, 2009

=(SUMPRODUCT((D6:D300="a")*(F6:F300="MATT")*(J6:J300)))

Count all A's that are also Matt and add up the corresponding figs in J. If use the formula above to 179 (where there are values in the cells) then I get the answer 170 which is correct. Currently with the it set to review all cells from 6 to 300 which includes blanks then it returns #value therfore I assume it is not coping with the blank cells.

## Copy Formula From G7 To Blank Cells?

Apr 18, 2014

I need to change below formula

I want to copy formula form G7 to last blank cell of column G while below code copy formula g7:g100

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## Ignoring Blank Cells In Formula

Feb 5, 2010

I am trying to return the criteria MET, NOT MET & EXCEEDS. This works when each cell contains a number, but when one is blank the formula below returns "EXCEEDS" I'm guessing this is because is sees a blank as zero.

=IF(BN102<\$BJ102,"NOT MET",IF(BN102>\$BJ102,"EXCEEDS",IF(BN102=\$BJ102,"MET")))

I've tried using this alternative but it still returns the same.

=IF(BO102<\$BJ102,"NOT MET",IF(BO102>\$BJ102,"EXCEEDS",IF(BO102=\$BJ102,"MET",IF(ISBLANK(B102)," ",""))))

Basically I need to know how to make excel ignore the blank cell and not see it as zero thus returning "EXCEEDS". Although the cell values are integers they are derived from another cell using the following formula, I'm not sure if this makes any difference

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(BO11,\$BH\$63:\$BI\$87,2,FALSE)),"",(VLOOKUP(BO11,\$BH\$63:\$BI\$87,2,FALSE)))

## Formula To Skip Blank Cells

Mar 9, 2011

I'm looking to create a formula that will skip past any blanks until it finds the latest and most up-to-date value.

Some context: I wish to return a latest estimate value to a cell (A5), and this value is updated quarterly. Let's say that the quater 1 value sits in cell A1, Q2 in A2, Q3 in A3 and Q4 in A4. I wish cell A5 to display the latest estimate as soon as a user updates it on a quarterly basis, but default to the previous quarter's estimate if that latest view is unavailable.

I've tried using some IF(ISBLANK...) combinations but am getting nowhere !

NB want to try and avoid Macros across this worksheet so a formula solution would be best.

## How To Ignore Blank Cells With Formula

Nov 10, 2011

In cell C1 I hace A1-B1 and in cell DI want to display the status of the cell C1 like this : =IF(C10 ; "NOT OK" ; "OK") This means that when the value of the cell C1 is different then 0 cell D1 will display "NOT OK" and if the value of cell c1 is 0 then D1 will display "OK".

The PROBLEM: Because the cell C1 contains a formula (A1-B1) the D1 cell will display "NOT OK" even if the cell C1 doesn't show any number.

## Formula To Tell If Range Has All Blank Cells In It?

Nov 13, 2012

I have a spreadsheet where I want to filter out a row if the entire row has zeros across all the columns. I cannot just use a Sum() formula because some of the numbers are negative and there is a chance it could zero the sum out.

Currently to do this I am using the following to tell if there are values in each of my rows:

Code:
ABS(K3)+ABS(T3)+ABS(U3)+ABS(V3)+ABS(W3)+ABS(Z3)+ABS(AC3)+ABS(AF3)

Is there any way to write a formula where I don't have to keep adding to the formula when I add another column?

## Formula To Find Blank Cells

Dec 25, 2009

how to find out blank cells and also I want to delete the blank cells.

## Date Formula Counting Blank Cells

Dec 9, 2009

I have a simple date formula that I want to present "yes" in a cell when another cells date is less then or equal to "Today". I just can't figure out how to make it show my result cell as blank if my date cell is blank?

here is my formula....
=IF(G8 <= TODAY(), "YES", "")

## Formula To Display Data When Some Cells Are Blank

May 6, 2013

I have attached a spreadsheet that is causing me difficulty. I currently have a formula that is displaying in V3 the highest grade when it looks up the data in A3,H3 & O3. Then this is repeated for W3 when the data is looked up in B3, I3 & P3 etc etc... BUT

I need the formula to work if only block one is complete i.e. (1 Explore grade, 1 Plan Grade, 1 Make Grade etc).(please see the example to understand what is meant by a block)

The current formulae will only display a grade if all cells are complete i.e., A3,H3 & O3.

So I am looking for the formula to:

If A3 has a grade in it I wish V3 to display it because its the only grade. (even if H3 & O3 are blank)

As and when H3 has a grade filled in I want the formula to select the highest and display it in V3 (again even if O3 is blank)

As and when A3, H3 & O3 has a grade in it I wish the formula to lookup and display the highest in V3

Ans this repeated for all different areas, Explore, Plan, Make etc.

example doc with formula.xlsx

## A Macro Which Updates =now() Formula For Only Blank Cells

Nov 13, 2008

a vb macro which checks whether a cell is blank or not? if yes then r1c1 formula = now() if NO gives a pop up message you can not input the time here.

## Conditional Format - Formula For Blank Cells

Jul 1, 2012

I am using a conditional formula to compare if a cell in column A is higher than a cell in column B. If a cell is blank the cell is formatting. I am trying to highlight only cells with numbers. Any formula to place in the conditional format formula that will evaluate the cells excluding a blank cell?

ie: grapes and pears should be highlighted because value in column B is less than column A but the conditional format is highlighting apples also where apples should have no highlighting because the value in column B is none or blank.

A B
oranges 2.49 3.25
grapes 1.99 1.89
apples 1.00
pears 1.11 1.03

## Adding To Existing Formula If Cells Are Blank

Mar 21, 2013

I run the following formula down a column of records in row AR

=IF(COUNTIF(lookup!A:A,N2)>0, "Exclude", "Not In Lookup")

I want to add to this formula an additional function that if any cells in column A1 are blank, then do not perform the remainder of the equation.

## Compute Average Formula With Blank Cells

Jul 25, 2013

Is it possible to show "0" zero in the total average column without inputing zeros in the blank cells in row B3:E3 & B4:E4? There are months we receive no boat & RV orders, so those months wll be zero most of the time. Instead of having #DIV/0! it show 0, without having to input zero in cells to compute the average.

A
B
C
D
E
F

1

Jan
Feb
Mar
April
Total Average

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