# Pivot Table Chaos: Blank Cells Return 0, Empty Cells Return Nothing

Jun 25, 2009

Hi, I desperately need help with a pivot-table and can't find anyone else who's ever had this problem...I have a very large healthcare data table which for simplicity I will describe as follows. In essence the first two columns respectively are (A) location and (B) month. Let's say the third column (C) is the number of cases of the disease kidpox treated in each health centre during that month. The fourth column (D) is the total number of cases of everything treated during that month in each clinic. The fifth column (E) is the proportion of cases of this disease over all consultations for each health centre and month, and the formula in E2 is .....

## Return List - Ignoring Empty Cells

Nov 24, 2008

I don't know if this is best in a formula or macro but what I am trying to do is create a list of data with no empty cells from a list of data with empty cells.

What I want to say is if A1 is blank move to A2, if it's not return the value in A1 to B1. If A1 and A2 are blank then return the value in A3 to B1 and so on. Generally it's a sort function but I want it to happen automatcially and lkeep all my values in the original order

Original Version:

Date 1/4 Value 1/4
23/02/199913.506

5/05/199911.901

14/05/199912.152

24/05/199911.607

7/06/199911.187

29/07/199911.828

2/09/199910.473

6/09/199910.429

Desired outcome:

Date 1/4 Value 1/4
23/02/199913.506
5/05/199911.901
14/05/199912.152
24/05/199911.607
7/06/199911.187
29/07/199911.828
2/09/199910.473
6/09/199910.429

## Show Message If Empty Cells In Pivot Table

Aug 18, 2006

I'm trying to check and prompt a message box if there is a empty cells found in the pivot table.

If Activesheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").NullString = "" Then
MsgBox "No Match Data Found"
End If

I have try out the code caption above but not the result as I want.

## Return Non-Blank Cells From A Range

Jul 4, 2010

Is there a non-array way to return only the non-blank cells from a range? At the moment I use below formula, but it slows down the file considerably ...

## Return ALL Instances Of Non-blank Cells

Mar 21, 2013

I have a spreadsheet where cells L4 W4 have headers (no spaces in this range), e.g. Cust1, Cust2, Cust3 etc... etc...
Column C contains product names ....

Each product will have a value under each heading (but not all), e.g. Product A = Cust1:10 Cust2(blank) Cust3:4 Cust4(blank) etc... etc...

What I need is a formula that looks along the row for each product and returns the header name if there is a value. Therefore, in the example above the formula result would be Cust1Cust3 ....

## Return Non-blank Cells From Different Sheet

Dec 14, 2012

I'm working with an excel worksheet that uses a TFS plug-in to retrieve tree-structured data from a TFS database. Each item has a "Title" depending on it's position in the tree, in some cell between "Title 1" and "Title 9" inclusive.

Currently I display the title in a new column on the same sheet as the TFS data using the formla below. Since custom columns do not automatically get applied to new items in the TFS list after refreshing, I have to click in a cell and apply to all rows everytime I refresh.

On a different sheet I have a pivot table which contains the work item "ID". What I'd like to do is just be able to retrieve the title for each work item in a column on the sheet with the pivot table, using index/match to find the row, and then return the title from the first non-blank title cell.

Current formula on the TFS sheet (note that '@' indicates "this row", and I've replaced the long table name with "TFSData")

Code:

=IFERROR(
INDEX(TFSData[@[Title 1]:[Title 9]],
MATCH(TRUE,
INDEX(TFSData[@[Title 1]:[Title 9]]"",
1,
0),
0)),
"")

## Pivot Table Should Have No Blank Cells

Feb 25, 2008

How do I make sure that my pivot table has no blank cells?

For instance if I have a store with more then 1 barcode of sales against it it will give me the store once at the top left cell of the first column and then the list of barcodes in the column next to it.

I want the store name to appear next to each barcode. Pivot tables make vlookups a pain in the arse to do and I'm sick of having to get around that by copying the pivot table into a blank sheet as values then using the autofilter to filter the blanks and use an ='theabovecell' formula to fill the blanks for all of the columns one by one.

## Pivot Table Blank Cells (eliminate #DIV/0)

Jan 28, 2010

I have a pivot table that compares year-on-year sales data for accounts. If an account didn't have sales for the earlier year, the custom calculation errors #DIV/0! which I can show as at the account level. Problem is at the subtotal levels, I also get the error when I should be getting a value for the group. The error for the one account is affecting my subtotal.

Is there a way I can Show Empty Cells as a VALUE instead of TEXT of say... 0.001 so I can eliminate the error messages?

## Pivot Table Counting Blank Cells

Apr 2, 2008

why it is counting every blank cell as 1. I have tried to copy my data as paste as special value and run pivot again but I get the same result. For you visual consideration, I've attached a sample spreadsheet.

## ID First And Last Non Blank Values In Row And Return That Cells Column Header?

Mar 13, 2014

I have a data set with the weeks of the year as my column headers and a value of 1 (from a pivot table) in a distinct row value (removed for privacy) showing whether it existed in a given week based on pre defined criteria. What i need to do is ID the first (from the left) non blank cell in each row and then return that cells column header. I then need to do the same for the last (from the left) non blank cell in each row and then return that cells column header. On the attached I've put values in column N and O to show an example of what I need to return using a formula.

## If Statement To Return Blank If Cell D1 Is Empty...

Nov 11, 2008

I have a problem with finding the right function. My goal is to have the following function...

The cell D1 has the following function: [=IF(B1<=C1;"YES";"NO")] But I would like to have the cell D1 to be left blank, if the cell A1 is blank.

## Return A Value From A Table Based On Several Other Cells

Mar 26, 2014

So I've been trying to set up a table.

The table is made of 4 columns, with several times the same values. Each column has a specific range of value. No possible combination can exist twice. Meaning I won't have two rows that are identical. It looks like :

A1@X
A1@Y
A1&X
A2&X
B3#K
B3#O
B3£K
B4£K
C5\$P
C5\$M
C5*P
C6*P

The user tells me the value he wants in the 3 first columns, and I want to tell him what's in the 4th one.

## Excel 2010 :: How To Fill Blank Cells Pivot Table

Dec 19, 2012

how to fill the blank cells in a Pivot table. I am using Excel 2007. How to do it in excel 2007. Heard that there is a provision in excel 2010 version.

## Create Pivot Table That Does Not Skip Through Blank Data Cells?

Mar 20, 2014

how to create a pivot table that does not skip through blank data cells. I have a pivot table with data for several dates, but not every date has a data point. I would want the pivot table to show all the dates with the blanks, rather than skip through the days with no data.

## Matching Combination Of Two Cells With A Table And Return Value

May 8, 2014

As shown in the attachment, I'm trying to return value when matching cell B7 + D5 with cell G5:I7. Is there any way to do so?

Attached File: File Type: xlsx Book1.xlsx‎

## Excel Function To Return Nearest Non Blank Cell Value From Rectangular Array Of Cells

Jan 10, 2014

Assume you have a rectangular range. Say A1:M18. There are values in some random cells (any number of cells) within the range. The rest of cells are blank. In cell M19 (ie cell below the bottom right corner of the range), I need a excel function that returns the nearest (ie physical location) non blank cell value. I have searched the internet for weeks. The closest formula is the following (see below) but it is flawed as it returns zero if there are values in rows below the row of the nearest cell with non blank...and also zero if there is value in a column greater than the column of the nearest cell with non blank.

Closest formula so far:
INDEX(A1:M18,LARGE(IF(ISBLANK(A1:M18),"",ROW(A1:M18)),1)-ROW(A1:M18)+1,LARGE(IF(ISBLANK(A1:M18),"",COLUMN(A1:M18)),1)-COLUMN(A1:M18)+1).

And the function should be relative not absolute as the range can be extended..but the location of the formula remain same relative to the array size. (ie. always at below the right bottom cell).

NOTE: Ignore the special case where two non blank cells are the nearest. That will not happen.

## Excel 2010 :: SUMPRODUCT Answer To Return Blank When No Data In Specific Cells

May 12, 2013

I am using Excel 2010 and I am trying to average the amount of days in a month to a daily average per person in my worksheet.

Total sales per person
A5 = 10 - This is the Grand total per person for column A
A6 =4
A7=6

Daily average per person
C5=2.6 - Average for all persons here
C6=2.0
C7=3.0

The formula I am using is:

=(SUMPRODUCT(\$A\$6:\$A\$15,C6:C15))/\$A5

Which gives me an answer of 2.6 in cell C5 as shown above which is what I am wanting.

Please note that my cell range for my staff goes from 6-15 for both Column A and C where the other cells are blank in both columns.

My question is, If I was to clear all the data in both Columns A6:A15 and C:6:C15, cell C5 would return to a #VALUE. How to I change the formula so that if the cells were Blank, cell C5 would also be blank until I enter data for each person again?

## VLOOKUP - If Table Array Is Blank Need It To Return Blank?

Mar 27, 2014

I am creating a tracking spreadsheet where i can toggle between months (attached). It returns data properly when I select January or February from the yellow highlighted dropdown list. However, when i choose March, it returns 1/0/1900 because no data has been entered for March (table array) on the AAAG tab. How do I write the formula to return a blank cell on the summary sheet when no information has been entered into the table array yet?

## If Two Cells Are Blank Return Blank - If One Has Date Subtract Today Date

Apr 24, 2013

Using one spreadsheet with three date columns and two columns counting days.

If there is a value in Resolution date, then Column N is blank
If there is no value in Submit date and Resolution date, then Column N is blank
If there is no value in Resolution date, and there is a value in Submit date, subtract Submit date from todays date to show how many days it has been pending approval

Created on = J4
Submitted on = K4
Resolution Date = L4
Days to Approve = M4 I've got that formula =IF(L4="","",L4-K4)
Days Pending Approval= N4 (cell with formula)

If Resoultion Date L4 has a value, return blank
If Submit on K4 and Resoultion date L4 are blank, return blank
If Resolution date L4 is blank, and Submit on K4 has a value, subtract Todays date from Submit on K4 to show Days Pending Approval

Cell J4______Cell K4______Cell L4__________Cell M4__________Cell N4
Created on___Submit On___Resolution Date___Days to Approve___Days Pending Approval
4/5/13_______blank______Blank____________Blank___________Blank
4/5/13_______4/5/13_____4/7/13___________2_______________Blank
4/5/13_______4/5/13_____Blank____________Blank___________()Today-K4

## Change Empty Cells To Blank Cells (need To Use Skip Blanks Function)

Mar 8, 2014

I have a spreadsheet where a column has many cells being empty and others with values. I need to use copy-paste skip blanks to another column so it only overwrites cells that contains values. BUT The cells in the column appears to be empty, not blank, when I try use the copy-paste skip blanks it doesnt work. However, when I press delete in every empty cell the copy-paste skip blanks works for those cells.

Do you got a fast method to make all the empty cells blank?

Jul 14, 2009

I have a pivot table which I am interested in filtering in several different ways. The table contains a category for AREA on the Y axis and BLOCKS on the X axis. When unfiltered the tables displays AREA 1,2, and 3 and has a full list of parts. I can then filter the table by AREA to look at one area specifically, and when I do the BLOCKS list shrinks to only those which correspond to that specific AREA.

My problem is that I want to be able to reference on another sheet the value that corresponds to AREA 1 Total regardless of whether the table is filtered to only AREA 1 or if it is unfiltered. I cannot just reference the cell because AREA 1 Total is in a different cell when unfiltered then when filtered. Is there any way to do this?

## Using VBA To Return CurrentPage List In Pivot Table

May 17, 2006

I am trying to write code so I can control the PivotFields on a PivotTable from another sheet in the book. I cannot figure out how to get Excel to return a list of the fields in each page field. If I record code to change the Animal PivotField to show dogs, i get the following:

ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("Animal").CurrentPage = _"dogs"

I can also choose cat, birds, and beavers, but I do not know how to get excel to return a list of the option in the PivotField.

## Pivot Table - Return Upper Tier Row Label

Dec 29, 2012

I have a pivot table that looks like this:

Note my current selection ("Marysville-Service Center"). Using VBA, how would I go about retrieving the upper level row label - "BLACK" in this case? How would I get the level above that ("16GB"), and etc ("APPLE IPAD MINI7" then "2.Recommended"). How can I tell how many rows are above the current selection...say if I want to retrieve the highest tier?

Sep 26, 2012

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## Macro To Return Data Of Cells Based On Other Cells

Apr 23, 2014

I have a worksheet that I want to populate with specific data from another worksheet.

If all of the following are met:

1) Column A equals "763" and

2) Column K is formatted Red (255, 0, 0) from conditional formatting

3) Column P is blank

Then in my blank worksheet I need to display the data from Columns A, B, D, K, O

## Blank / Empty Cells To Not Show 0

Dec 19, 2013

Please see attached workbook. I know for a fact this isn't the most effective way to do this, but I just needed something really quick for a small worksheet that my department at work is using. A1:C7 are supposed to represent 3 different types of "methods" In the case of my worksheet, I just typed random stuff.

Basically, I have data validation in B10. Depending on which one I select (1 corresponds with A1:A7, 2 with B1:B7, and 3 with C1:C7), it is supposed to populate that data. I've done this with nested if statements in D10:D16. The issue is that for options 2 and 3, it shows 0's where the blanks should be.

## How To Identify Blank / Empty Cells

Aug 14, 2014

What is the best way to track blank/empty range cells?*Have tried 'IsBlank' but it keeps showing "False" (cell range: H7:P7, no value and spaces)

## How Do I Keep From Printing Blank/Empty Cells

Oct 20, 2008

My work book developes text based on a series of answers. Some areas only apply to certian senarios. How do I keep from printing the 0 value feilds?

## Unlock Blank/Empty Cells

Jul 4, 2007

Is it possible to unlock Blank or Empty cells within a Range?

" for example; all cells in the range (A1:F10) > 0 .locked = False "

I have some code from something simmilar i have added below:

Sub test_Click()

Dim rngTemp As Range

For Each rngTemp In Range("grey").Cells
If len(rngtemp.value) > 0 Then
LockMatchedCells rngTemp, Range("against")
endif
Next

End Sub

## Count Blank Empty Cells

Nov 26, 2007

I am looking for a formula to count the number of blank cells between the cell I am in and the first non-blank cell to the left.