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## Change positive number to negative number

#1
January 25th 10, 05:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Angie M. external usenet poster Posts: 10
Change positive number to negative number

Hi,

I've searched this board and have tried a few things, no luck yet.

I have about 100 rows, in columns A and B there is descriptive text. In
column C it is either blank or it contains the text "CR". In column D there
is a value (number with 2 decimal places). Column E is blank and available
to use for the formula.

If there is "CR" in column C, then the value in Column D must be displayed
as a negative number. If "CR" doesn't exist then the number should be left
positive. How can I do this? I've been working with the ABS and IF
#2
January 25th 10, 05:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Jacob Skaria external usenet poster Posts: 8,521
Change positive number to negative number

Try the below in cell E1
=IF(C1="CR",-D1,D1)

--
Jacob

"Angie M." wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've searched this board and have tried a few things, no luck yet.
>
> I have about 100 rows, in columns A and B there is descriptive text. In
> column C it is either blank or it contains the text "CR". In column D there
> is a value (number with 2 decimal places). Column E is blank and available
> to use for the formula.
>
> If there is "CR" in column C, then the value in Column D must be displayed
> as a negative number. If "CR" doesn't exist then the number should be left
> positive. How can I do this? I've been working with the ABS and IF

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