?
Solved

Division by 0 error check

Posted on 2012-03-29
7
Medium Priority
?
247 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-17
Hi guys whats the syntax trap Div/0 errors

=SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)) <===== else 0


Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:kingjely
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 300 total points
ID: 37785685
Look at this link. IfError
0
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:Martin Liss
Martin Liss earned 300 total points
ID: 37785689
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:kingjely
ID: 37785692
=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),"0")
=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),"END OF MONTH")
=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),0)


These all get the error #NAME?

Why?
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:IrogSinta
IrogSinta earned 150 total points
ID: 37785757
It looks like each of these have a non-breaking space (&nbsp) at the end so I'm assuming you copied the formula from a webpage and unintentionally included a space.  This space is not the same character as the one produced when hitting the spacebar on your keyboard.  Just delete that extra space after the last parenthesis and your formula should work.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:kingjely
ID: 37785762
Hi
I copied and pasted from my spreadsheet directly onto here

=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),0)
=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),"0")
=IFERROR(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33)),"END OF MONTH")

Both dont work
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:Peter Kwan
Peter Kwan earned 150 total points
ID: 37785821
Please try:

=if(iserror(SUM(($B$34)/($B$33))),0)
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
barry houdini earned 150 total points
ID: 37786882
SUM function isn't required here, lets remove that for a start so you are left with

=$B$34/$B$33

Now that will only give you a #DIV/0 error if the divisor (B33 here) is zero or blank, so you can check that

=IF($B$33=0,0,$B$34/$B$33)

IFERROR is only available in Excel 2007 and later - in earlier versions you'll get #NAME? error, my suggestion will work in any version of Excel

regards, barry
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
Do you use a spreadsheet like Microsoft's Excel?  Have you ever wanted to link out to a non excel file on your computer or network drive?  This is the way I found to do it!
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

770 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