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Calculating only nonempty cells...
Guru's
I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#2




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank
cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#3




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Thanks Fred:
Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#4




Calculating only nonempty cells...
It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how
to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#5




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes...
At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#6




Calculating only nonempty cells...
sSorry, I missed/forgot the most important part. The TAX LIABILITY value in
W5 get devided into either ALL the cells in H6:S6 or only part/half the year as in M6:S6, if only employed half a year. Thanks once more... "Jay" wrote: Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes... At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#7




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Hi Jay
either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! The direction makes no difference. Take a small example H I J K 1380 1380 =SUM(H1:K1) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H2:K2) = 50 1380 1380 =SUM(H3:K3) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H4:K4) = 50 Fred gave you the answer as to how many values there are =COUNT(A11) which will return the result of 2 in both cases as above. It is not clear from your question, what you want to do with your result.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... sSorry, I missed/forgot the most important part. The TAX LIABILITY value in W5 get devided into either ALL the cells in H6:S6 or only part/half the year as in M6:S6, if only employed half a year. Thanks once more... "Jay" wrote: Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes... At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#8




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Okay Roger, here goes...
If I take the =Sum() total of H5:S5 (12X1800), I'll get a value of let's say 21600, the returned value is verified against a lookup tax table using a VLookUp function which may say that the TAX liability is 1077.70 in cell W5. This returned value would be correct and based on a Income TAX Table. If I then took that 1077.70 and devided it amongst the 12 cells ranging from H5  S5, I would have a value of 89.81 for each of the 12 month/cell values between H5  S5, placing that value in the cell ranges of H6  S6, below the H5  S5 income values since the income tax H6:S6 values will be deducted from the income values of H5:S5. Now, what if the person was employed mid year, then, the income range would only be populted from say M5  S5, leaving the other cells L5  H5 (going right to left) blank or empty! If I had the formula deviding the value in W5 over the 12 cell ranging H6:S6, then, I would have a Income Tax value showing up in the row below i.e. H6:S6 for which there is NO corresponding income in the (Blank) cells on the row/cells above H5:S5. What I need is a function that will take the value in cell W5, then, look at the cells in the range H5:S5 and if all ALL have a value devide the result in cell W5 by the 12 cell values, =(W$5/12) in the H6  S6 cell range. If only the cell M5  S5 have values, then, do a check/count of the cells above in H5  S5 and only devide the value of cell W5 by the number/qty of cells containing a value which in this case would be M6  S6 =(W5/6), since H5  L5 are blank, 0 or have NO value. Basically, I think, it should be a sort of IfThenElse. If the cell(s) income above have value, then, count how many do, if 12 (all year) have values, devide by 12, if only 6 have a values (last half of year), devide by 6 in the H6  S6 range but only populate M6  S6! Placing those values in their respective corresponding cells below representing income tax on the values in the cells above/income. I hope this helps explain what I'm looking for. I Do NOT want the user calculating any Tax Liability value, I want the function to do it seemlessly for them! If the Income cell above in H5 is empty, 0 or blank, leave the cell H6 Income Tax like wise empty, 0 or blank. Only place a value in H6 only if there is a value in H5... If there are other questions, please post back! I pretty sure any of you may be more confused now than before! I hope NOT! However, if you need more clearity, post back? Oh, a correction, the employee may have either only worked the first half of the year or the last half of the year, which ever it was, I'll need to do a check againts empty cells in H5  S5 to decide which cells in H6  S6 to place the returned values in! Thanks for taking the time to look at this crazy one..... "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Jay either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! The direction makes no difference. Take a small example H I J K 1380 1380 =SUM(H1:K1) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H2:K2) = 50 1380 1380 =SUM(H3:K3) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H4:K4) = 50 Fred gave you the answer as to how many values there are =COUNT(A11) which will return the result of 2 in both cases as above. It is not clear from your question, what you want to do with your result.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... sSorry, I missed/forgot the most important part. The TAX LIABILITY value in W5 get devided into either ALL the cells in H6:S6 or only part/half the year as in M6:S6, if only employed half a year. Thanks once more... "Jay" wrote: Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes... At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
#9




Calculating only nonempty cells...
Hi Jay
The answer to your problem is =IF(H5="","",$W5/COUNT($H5:$S5)) However, I don't think that tax is normally worked out in this way (certainly not here in the UK). It is calculated each month based upon the cumulative earning each month, subject to various amounts of "free pay", then according to rates of tax based upon different income bands.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... Okay Roger, here goes... If I take the =Sum() total of H5:S5 (12X1800), I'll get a value of let's say 21600, the returned value is verified against a lookup tax table using a VLookUp function which may say that the TAX liability is 1077.70 in cell W5. This returned value would be correct and based on a Income TAX Table. If I then took that 1077.70 and devided it amongst the 12 cells ranging from H5  S5, I would have a value of 89.81 for each of the 12 month/cell values between H5  S5, placing that value in the cell ranges of H6  S6, below the H5  S5 income values since the income tax H6:S6 values will be deducted from the income values of H5:S5. Now, what if the person was employed mid year, then, the income range would only be populted from say M5  S5, leaving the other cells L5  H5 (going right to left) blank or empty! If I had the formula deviding the value in W5 over the 12 cell ranging H6:S6, then, I would have a Income Tax value showing up in the row below i.e. H6:S6 for which there is NO corresponding income in the (Blank) cells on the row/cells above H5:S5. What I need is a function that will take the value in cell W5, then, look at the cells in the range H5:S5 and if all ALL have a value devide the result in cell W5 by the 12 cell values, =(W$5/12) in the H6  S6 cell range. If only the cell M5  S5 have values, then, do a check/count of the cells above in H5  S5 and only devide the value of cell W5 by the number/qty of cells containing a value which in this case would be M6  S6 =(W5/6), since H5  L5 are blank, 0 or have NO value. Basically, I think, it should be a sort of IfThenElse. If the cell(s) income above have value, then, count how many do, if 12 (all year) have values, devide by 12, if only 6 have a values (last half of year), devide by 6 in the H6  S6 range but only populate M6  S6! Placing those values in their respective corresponding cells below representing income tax on the values in the cells above/income. I hope this helps explain what I'm looking for. I Do NOT want the user calculating any Tax Liability value, I want the function to do it seemlessly for them! If the Income cell above in H5 is empty, 0 or blank, leave the cell H6 Income Tax like wise empty, 0 or blank. Only place a value in H6 only if there is a value in H5... If there are other questions, please post back! I pretty sure any of you may be more confused now than before! I hope NOT! However, if you need more clearity, post back? Oh, a correction, the employee may have either only worked the first half of the year or the last half of the year, which ever it was, I'll need to do a check againts empty cells in H5  S5 to decide which cells in H6  S6 to place the returned values in! Thanks for taking the time to look at this crazy one..... "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Jay either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! The direction makes no difference. Take a small example H I J K 1380 1380 =SUM(H1:K1) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H2:K2) = 50 1380 1380 =SUM(H3:K3) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H4:K4) = 50 Fred gave you the answer as to how many values there are =COUNT(A11) which will return the result of 2 in both cases as above. It is not clear from your question, what you want to do with your result.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... sSorry, I missed/forgot the most important part. The TAX LIABILITY value in W5 get devided into either ALL the cells in H6:S6 or only part/half the year as in M6:S6, if only employed half a year. Thanks once more... "Jay" wrote: Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes... At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are blank or empty cells, trip those off and devide the total value in "V5" or "W5" by only those cells placing the results in whatever cells need to show a value from "S6" back to "H6"? Is this possible, I know, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? But, really,...is it possible? Thanks, looking forward to hearing back from you guys.... 
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By George, Roger, I think you have it! That is exactly what I was looking
for! It works like a charm! Thank you ALL so very very much for ALL the help given on this one! "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Jay The answer to your problem is =IF(H5="","",$W5/COUNT($H5:$S5)) However, I don't think that tax is normally worked out in this way (certainly not here in the UK). It is calculated each month based upon the cumulative earning each month, subject to various amounts of "free pay", then according to rates of tax based upon different income bands.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... Okay Roger, here goes... If I take the =Sum() total of H5:S5 (12X1800), I'll get a value of let's say 21600, the returned value is verified against a lookup tax table using a VLookUp function which may say that the TAX liability is 1077.70 in cell W5. This returned value would be correct and based on a Income TAX Table. If I then took that 1077.70 and devided it amongst the 12 cells ranging from H5  S5, I would have a value of 89.81 for each of the 12 month/cell values between H5  S5, placing that value in the cell ranges of H6  S6, below the H5  S5 income values since the income tax H6:S6 values will be deducted from the income values of H5:S5. Now, what if the person was employed mid year, then, the income range would only be populted from say M5  S5, leaving the other cells L5  H5 (going right to left) blank or empty! If I had the formula deviding the value in W5 over the 12 cell ranging H6:S6, then, I would have a Income Tax value showing up in the row below i.e. H6:S6 for which there is NO corresponding income in the (Blank) cells on the row/cells above H5:S5. What I need is a function that will take the value in cell W5, then, look at the cells in the range H5:S5 and if all ALL have a value devide the result in cell W5 by the 12 cell values, =(W$5/12) in the H6  S6 cell range. If only the cell M5  S5 have values, then, do a check/count of the cells above in H5  S5 and only devide the value of cell W5 by the number/qty of cells containing a value which in this case would be M6  S6 =(W5/6), since H5  L5 are blank, 0 or have NO value. Basically, I think, it should be a sort of IfThenElse. If the cell(s) income above have value, then, count how many do, if 12 (all year) have values, devide by 12, if only 6 have a values (last half of year), devide by 6 in the H6  S6 range but only populate M6  S6! Placing those values in their respective corresponding cells below representing income tax on the values in the cells above/income. I hope this helps explain what I'm looking for. I Do NOT want the user calculating any Tax Liability value, I want the function to do it seemlessly for them! If the Income cell above in H5 is empty, 0 or blank, leave the cell H6 Income Tax like wise empty, 0 or blank. Only place a value in H6 only if there is a value in H5... If there are other questions, please post back! I pretty sure any of you may be more confused now than before! I hope NOT! However, if you need more clearity, post back? Oh, a correction, the employee may have either only worked the first half of the year or the last half of the year, which ever it was, I'll need to do a check againts empty cells in H5  S5 to decide which cells in H6  S6 to place the returned values in! Thanks for taking the time to look at this crazy one..... "Roger Govier" wrote: Hi Jay either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! The direction makes no difference. Take a small example H I J K 1380 1380 =SUM(H1:K1) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H2:K2) = 50 1380 1380 =SUM(H3:K3) = 2760 25 25 =SUM(H4:K4) = 50 Fred gave you the answer as to how many values there are =COUNT(A11) which will return the result of 2 in both cases as above. It is not clear from your question, what you want to do with your result.  Regards Roger Govier "Jay" wrote in message ... sSorry, I missed/forgot the most important part. The TAX LIABILITY value in W5 get devided into either ALL the cells in H6:S6 or only part/half the year as in M6:S6, if only employed half a year. Thanks once more... "Jay" wrote: Okay,..Fred, simple request, here goes... At times row/cells H5:S5 may contain a value like 1380.00 in everyone of the cells depending on if the employee became employeed the full year. However, if he/she started half way into the year, say cell M5:S5, then, only about half of those cells would have a value of 1380.00. The =Sum() function generates a Tax value (in cell W5) based on the total! However, that total number of cells containing a value drops off by half for HALF a year. So I need to devide the total tax value by whatever number of cells have values, either ALL of the cells from S6:H6 going backwards/right to left (or half that number), instead of left to right in row/cells H5:S5! ================ Income Example #1 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ Half Year Income Example #2 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 O5 P5 Q5 R5 S5 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 Half Year Tax Liability H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 O6 P6 Q6 R6 S6 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 ================ I hope this example explains what I'm trying to accomplish!!! I need to show an Income tax value in the row/cells below in H6:S6, which would be tied to the income values in the cells H5:S5 or only half. Than, again Fred.... "Fred Smith" wrote: It's the other way around, Jay. You give us the example, and we'll show you how to do it. I can't tell from your question what you are looking for. Tell us what's in H5, and what you want to see in H6. It could be as simple as =if(h5="","",yourformulahere), but I can't tell until I know what results you want.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Thanks Fred: Now, as I attempt to populate the cells below which is row H6:S6, how would I get that to fill in only a value in row H6:S6 or whatever based on the populated cells above in H5:S5? This is where I get totally lost! Can you help explain more clearly by example? Thanks,... "Fred Smith" wrote: Rather than dividing by 12, just divide by COUNT(H5:S5). Count ignores blank cells, so you'll get the total number of cells that have data.  Regards, Fred "Jay" wrote in message ... Guru's I have a question which may be a brain buster! "Can I have Excel devide a resulting value by only the number of cells containing data? Examle, I have row/cells "H5"  "S5" values being calculted in a =Sum() function in cell "U5", however, the total value is now looked at using a "VLookUp" function on another sheet to see what the Tax liability is and places that value in cell "V5" (Single) and "W5" jointly filing. If ALL the cells from "H5"  "S5" contain income values, then, that is great, all I need to is devide the total Tax liability by those 12 months to get my monthly Tax liability value in cell "H6"  "S6"! But, what if the values run from say; "M5"  "S5", can I have the Tax liability the devided (calculated) by only those cells in "M6"  "S6"? I need the formula to look at the cells in reverse from "S5" back to "H5", see if any are 
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