Solved

Adding conditions to a formula in excel

Posted on 2011-02-24
11
277 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a formula in a cell on a worksheet that is =SUM(D18:D46)/COUNT(D18:D46) and it give me a pecentage. Basically I am using this as a quality rating. What I would like to know how to do it make it to where cell reads incomplete until there is data in all the fields it looks at. I would like to have it, if the certain cell is not relevent for a particular area to be able to put N/A in the cell and have the formula ignor it but if the field is empty to treat it like a 0 so it will have an impact on the final percentage. Quality-RCI-Assessment-Tool-ES.xls
0
Comment
Question by:jlcannon
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
11 Comments
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 34973894
=IF(COUNT(D18:D46)=0,"Incomplete",SUM(D18:D46)/COUNT(D18:D46))

Kevin
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 34973908
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:barry houdini
ID: 34973938
I think that if you want to count blanks as zero then you can divide by the count of non N/A cells, try this version in D14 copied across

=IF(COUNTA(D18:D46),SUM(D18:D46)/COUNTIF(D18:D46,"<>N/A"),"")

regards, barry
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:barry houdini
ID: 34973983
...my suggestion will give you 85% for column D because it's counting blanks as zeroes.....if you want "incomplete" rather than a blank then put that in place of "" in my suggestion, i.e.

=IF(COUNTA(D18:D46),SUM(D18:D46)/COUNTIF(D18:D46,"<>N/A"),"incomplete")

barry
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlcannon
ID: 34974174
@ barryhoudini when I use =IF(COUNTA(D18:D46),SUM(D18:D46)/COUNTIF(D18:D46,"<>N/A"),"incomplete") it returns "TRUE" in the box

@zorvek this still returns 100% for me. I am looking to count a blank cell as a 0 and not count an n/a.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlcannon
ID: 34974203
sorry guys my last post is inaccurate. If there is any blank cells in the column I want it to retunr an incomplete so it forces then to either choose 1 or 0 or n/a and if its n/a i want it to ignore the cell and not have it factor into the %
0
 
LVL 81

Expert Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 34974224
Try this:

=IF(COUNT(D18:D44)=0,"Incomplete",SUM(D18:D44)/(ROWS(D18:D44)-COUNTIF(D18:D44,"N/A")))

See attached.

Kevin
Quality-RCI-Assessment-Tool-ES.xls
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
ID: 34974281
Then use this:

=IF(COUNTBLANK(D18:D47)>0,"Incomplete",SUM(D18:D47)/(ROWS(D18:D47)-COUNTIF(D18:D47,"N/A")))

See attached.

Kevin
Quality-RCI-Assessment-Tool-ES.xls
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlcannon
ID: 34974289
@zorvek,  this is comming close but it is showing me 85% but since there are blanks it should say incomplete.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlcannon
ID: 34974446
@zorvek the post directly after the one giving me 85% worked perfect. thank you.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jlcannon
ID: 34974453
Thank you. this was the exact solution I hoped to find.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Excel 2013 spreadsheet opens without custom margins 13 21
Move data from one sheet to another 11 36
Excel Calculate Average - Grouped Values 7 23
Formula Help 3 23
This article will show you how to use shortcut menus in the Access run-time environment.
Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

823 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question