Solved

Evaluate Null Values in Excel If Statement

Posted on 2014-03-28
2
230 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-25
I'm using an Excel spreadsheet with multiple pick from list cells to calculate a text value (based on a weighted numbering in adjacent cells).  I need to evaluate C2:C11 such that if any cell is null, C12 reads "Select a Value for Each Concept."  Once all cells have been filled, I then need to display the text I am currently displaying with the following statement.

=IF(D12<=30, "Every Five Years", IF(D12<=60, "Every Three Years", IF(D12>60, "Every Year")))

Any thoughts on accomplishing?
RevisionMatrix.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:mattturley
[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
2 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
barry houdini earned 500 total points
ID: 39962638
Try this revised version

=IF(COUNTBLANK(C2:C11),"Select a Value for Each Concept.",IF(D12<=30, "Every Five Years", IF(D12<=60, "Every Three Years", IF(D12>60, "Every Year"))))

You will only get your original values once all of C2:C11 is populated

regards, barry
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 39966178
Alternatively, set up a small lookup table:

0      Every 5 Years
31      Every 3 Years
61      Every Year

Then have a lookup formula for the second half of the formula:

=IF(COUNTBLANK(C2:C11),"Select a Value for Each Concept.",VLOOKUP(D12,A1:B4,2)

Where table is in range A1:B3

This way if the ranges change, you only have to change the values in the left hand column of the table rather than in the formula.

Thanks
Rob H
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Introduction This Article briefly covers methods of calculating the NPV and IRR variants in Excel as well as the limitations in calculating and interpreting IRR results. Paraphrasing Richard Shockley, author of my favourite finance reference tex…
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate on a Mac how to change the sort order for chart legend values and decrpyt the intimidating chart menu.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.

615 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