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Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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Got it, thanks. I just had to use a cell reference with the value I wanted
so the graph would show it crossing at the average I have set it at.

"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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Glad to have helped some, and thanks for the feedback.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Got it, thanks. I just had to use a cell reference with the value I wanted
so the graph would show it crossing at the average I have set it at.

"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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Helped me too. Thanks.

I used the IF Statement to get rid of the Error and substituted a period.

Saved me a lot of time and headache. Literally.


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I have a spreadsheet that i have entered a really long formula into. The
data I have now, in some parts, is empty (since I wanted to go ahead and set
up the formulas for future ease). However, since the fields are empty (I've
put dashes (-) in as place holders), I get the #VALUE! error. Is there
someway that I can do an If statement so that If I get the #VALUE! error, the
cell that contains the formula (and the error) will come up empty?

"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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Do not place dashes in the cells. These dashes change the cell from blank to
non-blank.

Keep them empty/blank then you won't have to be concerned with them.

Why do you need place-holders?

What do they do?

A possible error trap would be =IF(cellref="-","",else whatever)


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On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:08:03 -0700, Amy wrote:

I have a spreadsheet that i have entered a really long formula into. The
data I have now, in some parts, is empty (since I wanted to go ahead and set
up the formulas for future ease). However, since the fields are empty (I've
put dashes (-) in as place holders), I get the #VALUE! error. Is there
someway that I can do an If statement so that If I get the #VALUE! error, the
cell that contains the formula (and the error) will come up empty?

"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?


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I was using place holders because the spreadsheet is being used for external
reporting and I wanted to make it clear that they were intentionally blank.
When I left the cells completely empty, I was getting the #DIV/0 error for
having the formula refer to empty cells. So, the same initial question would
still apply since I would like to eliminate the unattractive error message
for the external reporting but I want to leave the formula there since it
will be used inn future terms.

Thanks

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

Do not place dashes in the cells. These dashes change the cell from blank to
non-blank.

Keep them empty/blank then you won't have to be concerned with them.

Why do you need place-holders?

What do they do?

A possible error trap would be =IF(cellref="-","",else whatever)


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:08:03 -0700, Amy wrote:

I have a spreadsheet that i have entered a really long formula into. The
data I have now, in some parts, is empty (since I wanted to go ahead and set
up the formulas for future ease). However, since the fields are empty (I've
put dashes (-) in as place holders), I get the #VALUE! error. Is there
someway that I can do an If statement so that If I get the #VALUE! error, the
cell that contains the formula (and the error) will come up empty?

"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?



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please also help me: i use this formula:

=SUM(IF(ISERROR(H449:H508),0,H449:H508))


and i believe that i have it right but it would just display a zero value
("0"). i tried to evaluate the function it would give me the right answer
but just don't display in the worksheet.

1 LFKNA Cosmetics - Liquid Foundation - Nude Amber 195.00 195.00
#N/A #N/A #N/A
#N/A #N/A #N/A
#N/A #N/A #N/A

GROSS AMOUNT Php- <<< not displaying the answer which is supposed to
be "195.00"


"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a value
at some where other than zero?

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=SUM(IF(ISERROR(H449:H508),0,H449:H508))

That is an array formula and needs to be entered using the key combination
of CTRL, SHIFT, ENTER, not just ENTER.

Try this non-array alternative (normally entered):

=SUMIF(H449:H508,"<1E100")


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"stylissimo" wrote in message
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please also help me: i use this formula:

=SUM(IF(ISERROR(H449:H508),0,H449:H508))


and i believe that i have it right but it would just display a zero value
("0"). i tried to evaluate the function it would give me the right answer
but just don't display in the worksheet.

1 LFKNA Cosmetics - Liquid Foundation - Nude Amber 195.00 195.00
#N/A #N/A #N/A
#N/A #N/A #N/A
#N/A #N/A #N/A

GROSS AMOUNT Php- <<< not displaying the answer which is supposed to
be "195.00"


"JLatham" wrote:

"wrap" your formula inside of an IF statement with a test to see if it
creates an error or not. Consider this

A B C
1 5 0 =A1/B1
will give you a #DIV/0 error

But if you do this at C1:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),"invalid",A1/B1)
you would be shown 'invalid' in C1 but if B1 is a non-zero value then
you'd
get the true answer. You can substitute a value for "invalid" such as
zero
or one, like:
=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)

The ISERROR() test will handle all errors, there are other options such
as
ISERR() handles any error except #N/A
while ISNA() only handles #N/A - good for use with VLookup and Hlookup
operations.

"SkiRJB" wrote:

Is there a way to get a formula to return a value instead of an error
(#DIV/0, #N/A, etc...) so when I usr that cell in a chart I can get a
value
at some where other than zero?





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