in Excel, how can I assign NULL to a cell without using VBA?

My formula is:
=if(A1="Joe","It's him!","")

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If A1 is not Joe, I want the cell to contain nothing at all, null, as if I did a clear contents on it.

How can I do that WITHOUT using VBA?  I just want to do it in the formula.
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NorieConnect With a Mentor VBA ExpertCommented:
You can't do it with a formula.

Is the cell not being empty causing problems elsewhere?
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You cannot. Formula means that there is something in the cell and it cannot be the same as a clearcontent.
cashonlyAuthor Commented:
I just want to be able to use the End DownArrow functionality to get to the next populated cell.
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NorieVBA ExpertCommented:
A cell with a formula is populated.

Have you copied the formula down to far, past the data?

Is there an adjacent column you could find the end of and then move across?
cashonlyAuthor Commented:
I've copied the formula down a column, not past the data.  I'm just using the fact that the cell has a value in it to indicate something to me and I would like to go to each subsequent instance of a cell without data.  I know I could use a filter to show only the cells with the text in them, but I want to be able to see the rows inbetween.
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
What you are trying to do cannot be done without the help of VBA
cashonlyAuthor Commented:
Can't be done.
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