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August 31st 08, 06:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculation

I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#2
August 31st 08, 07:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculation

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

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Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#3
August 31st 08, 07:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Thankyou,
Works wonderfully and makes sense when I see it. I was trying to construct
something too complicated....missed the more straight forward answer.
dyrret

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#4
August 31st 08, 07:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculati

One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#5
August 31st 08, 07:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculati

That's an empty string, so if you have no data in A or B your result will be
blank instead of zero or the boolean FALSE.
--
David Biddulph

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#6
August 31st 08, 08:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculati

If *neither* cell contains a number then the formula returns a blank. The ""
is the syntax for "blank". If you'd rather have a 0 returned:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,0))

Or, you could return an informational message like "no value entered":

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,"no value entered"))

Using the COUNT function ensures that a number has been entered in one or
the other cells. It prevents errors if someone accidentally enters a text
string or if one of the cells already contains an error. It may not be
necessary but it makes things robust and doesn't add undue complexity to the
formula.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#7
August 31st 08, 08:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Thanks again.

"T. Valko" wrote:

If *neither* cell contains a number then the formula returns a blank. The ""
is the syntax for "blank". If you'd rather have a 0 returned:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,0))

Or, you could return an informational message like "no value entered":

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,"no value entered"))

Using the COUNT function ensures that a number has been entered in one or
the other cells. It prevents errors if someone accidentally enters a text
string or if one of the cells already contains an error. It may not be
necessary but it makes things robust and doesn't add undue complexity to the
formula.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#8
August 31st 08, 08:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Thank you.....seeing examples and getting explanations is helping me learn.

"David Biddulph" wrote:

That's an empty string, so if you have no data in A or B your result will be
blank instead of zero or the boolean FALSE.
--
David Biddulph

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83

#9
August 31st 08, 09:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculati

You're welcome!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
Thanks again.

"T. Valko" wrote:

If *neither* cell contains a number then the formula returns a blank. The
""
is the syntax for "blank". If you'd rather have a 0 returned:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,0))

Or, you could return an informational message like "no value entered":

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,"no value entered"))

Using the COUNT function ensures that a number has been entered in one or
the other cells. It prevents errors if someone accidentally enters a text
string or if one of the cells already contains an error. It may not be
necessary but it makes things robust and doesn't add undue complexity to
the
formula.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except
the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in
this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation
B(n)*.83

#10
September 6th 08, 12:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Create a conditional formula that results in another calculati

"T. Valko" wrote:

You're welcome!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
Thanks again.

"T. Valko" wrote:

If *neither* cell contains a number then the formula returns a blank. The
""
is the syntax for "blank". If you'd rather have a 0 returned:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,0))

Or, you could return an informational message like "no value entered":

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,"no value entered"))

Using the COUNT function ensures that a number has been entered in one or
the other cells. It prevents errors if someone accidentally enters a text
string or if one of the cells already contains an error. It may not be
necessary but it makes things robust and doesn't add undue complexity to
the
formula.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
One question re the answer: I understand what is being "said" except
the
double quotation marks.

"T. Valko" wrote:

Try this:

=IF(COUNT(A2),A2/4.54,IF(COUNT(B2),B2*0.83,""))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"dyrret" wrote in message
...
I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in
this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation
B(n)*.83

Hello T. Valko.

I just went through the formula on the discussion of 08-31-08 responding to
"I'm just learning to use Excel.

I want to enter data in either column A (litres) OR column B (US
gallons).
Column C will convert to imperial gallons.

I would like to create a formula in column C that would result in this
logic:

IF there is data in cell "A(n)" then do calculation A(n)/4.54, if no
data
in A(n) and there is data in cell "B(n)" then do calculation B(n)*.83"

So do I. I'm learning use Excel WorkSheet. But instead of a column as
mentioned before, I need a single cell like
AB shows on decimal equivalent of minutes or hour with minutes, example,

AC -- 15 minutes = mathematical formula would be, 15 x .01666667 = .25---
this decimal equivalent

of 15 min
AC -- 1hour 35minutes (1.35) = 1.583 this results on AB, and minutes on AC.
I tried modified the one suggested here before but failed.

Any help will be significant.

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