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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but
occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in. 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
select the chart.
goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in. 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Hi,
That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it
was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to
work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1
=ISNA(A1)  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Jon
I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing the formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the part I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it. "Jon Peltier" wrote: Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1 =ISNA(A1)  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
I suggest you read Jon's answer again. He's told you exactly how to do it.
 David Biddulph "AR" wrote in message ... Jon I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing the formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the part I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it. "Jon Peltier" wrote: Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1 =ISNA(A1) "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A .... 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Here's Debra Dalgleish's explanation:
http://contextures.com/xlCondFormat03.html#Errors  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... Jon I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing the formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the part I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it. "Jon Peltier" wrote: Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1 =ISNA(A1)  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Thanks Jon for the How To Conditional Format. I wasn't using Formula Is I was
using Cell Is "Jon Peltier" wrote: Here's Debra Dalgleish's explanation: http://contextures.com/xlCondFormat03.html#Errors  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... Jon I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing the formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the part I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it. "Jon Peltier" wrote: Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1 =ISNA(A1)  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Really important because it is NOT obvious through the prior instructions in
this change: you have to set the conditional formatting for a single cell as decribed and then copy the format with the paintbrush to all the other cells. You can NOT select a range of cells and set the formula based conditional formatting for them all at the same time. "AR" wrote: Thanks Jon for the How To Conditional Format. I wasn't using Formula Is I was using Cell Is "Jon Peltier" wrote: Here's Debra Dalgleish's explanation: http://contextures.com/xlCondFormat03.html#Errors  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... Jon I have done this but in an earlier discussion Andy suggested after doing the formula you: " Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A". THis is the part I cannot get to work. Whatever version of N/A I use I cannot fomat it. "Jon Peltier" wrote: Use the Is Formula option, and this formula, where the active cell is A1 =ISNA(A1)  Jon  Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Tutorials and Custom Solutions http://PeltierTech.com _______ "AR" wrote in message ... I have tried doing a conditional format on the #N/A but it does not seem to work. What do you need to specifically put in the conditional format. I have tried #N/A, NA(), N/A ? "fishy" wrote: Working thanks  as you said, already tried the first suggestion but as it was a formulae, it still showed. "Andy Pope" wrote: Hi, That will not work is the cells actually contain zero because by definition containing zero is NOT empty. The zeros will either need to be removed from the cells or replaced with NA(). =IF(SUM(myrange)=0,NA(),SUM(myrange)) Use conditional formating to hide the #N/A Cheers Andy R..VENKATARAMAN wrote: select the chart. goto tools options and check plot empty cells as any of the three chices given there. "fishy" wrote in message ... I have a variety of tables in excel that sum approx 20 sheets but occasionally these have a zero value. The graphs link off these tables and show drops to zero on these occurences. How do I get the graph to ignore the zero values. The source table formula is too long to put an if arguement in.  Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP  Excel http://www.andypope.info 
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How do I ignore Graphs zero values.
Sorry for rehashing a really old topic, but I've got that conditional formatting set on the ranges of cells I'm graphing, but the graphs still show the empty categories:
Screenshot of data tables: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ckt2tx7j6zg2i5n/data.JPG?dl=0 Screenshot of graphs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gctgh55yhp...raphs.JPG?dl=0 Is there any way to make those automatically not show if their value is 0? Sarah M 
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