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Posted on 2011-02-17
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Hi i would like some assistance with the following formula. What im trying to do is;
if the value of cells I33:I48 = zero or nothing, leave blank, otherwise sum cells I33:I48

=IF(SUMPRODUCT(I33:I48)="","",SUMPRODUCT(I33:I48))
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Question by:Frank .S
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 125 total points
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Hello,

maybe

=if(sum(I33:I48)=0,"",sum(I33:I48))

or

=if(count(I33:I48)=0,"",sum(I33:I48))

The first one will return a blank even if the cells contain a 0, the second one will return  a blank only if all cells are empty.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Richard Daneke
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Frank,
I would use the Sum option.  The value will be zero for any combination of cells that are blank, null, or 0.
But, I think the formula should be:  =if(Sum(I33:I48)=0,"",SUMPRODUCT(I33:I48))

I am curious as to what a SUMPRODUCT answer provides for a range of numbers?
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by:Frank .S
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hI dodahd, thanks i'll try your solution also.
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Sumproduct() with just one range parameter produces the same result as Sum(). Sumproduct() is a very powerful function, but in this scenario I don't see how it would be beneficial.
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