iserror formula fails

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
See attached workbook, RE sheet, cell L7.  I want a blank in the cell if there is no entry in tax amt. col.  I get a zero instead of blank.  Please help.  Thanks. rgds/ron.
Question by:1r3o2n8
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    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    Tools > Options > View tab > uncheck Zero Values checkbox.
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    by:Brian Gee
    Many other ways to do this as well illustrated in Office Excel 2007 help:
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    by:barry houdini
    The problem you have is that there is no error generated by 0.5*I7 when I7 is blank, it just treats I7 as a zero and the result is zero. Try explicitly returning a blank if I7 is blank, i.e.


    regards, barry
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    in Excel 2007 and later, you can shorten the formula to


    Also, to suppress zero values, you can use a custom format like


    Or you can use conditional formatting to use the same font and background color when the result is 0.

    Or you can use a formula like


    cheers, teylyn


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    Such a simple, direct solution.  Thanks alot.  rgds/ron

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