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Dividing to column A by column B and some cells in column B contains zeros.

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How to do it with the simplest and shortest formula.

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by:Carol Chisholm
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=IFERROR(A1/B1, "n/a")
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by:Martin Liss
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=IF(B1>0,A1/B1,"")
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by:Carol Chisholm
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In case you have negative numbers
=IF(B1<>0,A1/B1, "")
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by:easycapital
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Formula should each row independently and then add each of those results. Eg. A1 / b1 + a2 / b2 + a3 b3 etc.
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by:Flyster
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In C1 (or whatever you want your results in) you would put

=IF(B1>0,A1/B1,"")

In C2 you put =IF(B2>0,A2/B2,"") + C1 and then copy down.

Flyster
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by:easycapital
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Hi Flyster.
I need to write one formula which is short and simple which does what I am requesting. I tried the standard sumproduct formula but that divides all the rows and of course I get an error as some rows on column B are equal to zero.
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by:Martin Liss
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Use this macro. It assumes that there are no headings.


Sub DivideAndSum()
Dim lngLastRow As Long
Dim lngIndex As Long

lngLastRow = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row
If Cells(1, 2).Value <> 0 Then
    Cells(1, 3).Value = Cells(1, 1).Value / Cells(1, 2).Value
Else
    Cells(1, 3).Value = 0
End If
For lngIndex = 2 To lngLastRow
    If Cells(lngIndex, 2).Value <> 0 Then
        Cells(lngIndex, 3).Value = Cells(lngIndex, 1).Value / Cells(lngIndex, 2).Value + Cells(lngIndex - 1, 3)
    Else
        Cells(lngIndex, 3).Value = Cells(lngIndex - 1, 3)
    End If
Next
End Sub

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by:Flyster
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If you're looking for that result in one cell, use this:

{=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A5,IF(B1:B5>0,1/(B1:B5),0))}

Adjust your range as needed. This must be entered as an array, so once you entered the formula, you have to hit ctrl+shift+enter.
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barry houdini earned 300 total points
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Slight variation, also array entered

=SUM(IF(B1:B5,A1:A5/B1:B5))

regards, barry
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Hi, in Europe. So I will try tomorrow when in the office. Thanks, Jp
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by:Carol Chisholm
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a demain
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by:easycapital
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Barry, I went with your answer.

Carolchi, merci.

Thanks for the support!
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