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I need a conditional formatting formula

Posted on 2014-01-15
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I am trying to format a production worksheet.  I have the production sheet linked to my working sheet with the followin formula : =IFERROR(('Wells'!O10),"") so that it doesnt return any zeroes.

I am trying to use conditional formatting based on a number that is return by the formula above. The number is a 7 digit accounting number in Column N. Not having much luck using >0 >100, >1000, etc.

I need to return conditional formatting if there is a number greater than zero in N1.
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by:wrt1mea
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=IFERROR(('Wells'!O10),"") : should be =IFERROR(('Wells'!N1),"")
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by:Norie
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Change the fomula to this,

=IFERROR(('Wells'!O10),"")

and format the cell so 0s aren't shown.

If that doesn't work it might be worth checking if the account numbers are actually numbers and not numbers stored as text.
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The formula for returning values in the N1 cell work like they are supposed to. They either return a blank or a number (accounting code). I am trying to set my conditional formatting up to see if the cell has an accounting code number in it or not.
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Danny Child earned 500 total points
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you may need to use the formula:
=Value(O2)>1000
 - if your data values are actually text.

Example attached with 3 rules specified.
ee---condit-formatting.xlsx
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by:Danny Child
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another way to remove zero values is to apply a regular Custom format of
0;-0;
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by:wrt1mea
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GREAT! THANKS!
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by:Norie
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So were they text as I suggested?
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