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# Excel formula that does not perform a calculation when cell values are 0 or blank

Posted on 2014-04-15
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I have an Excel file. Cells in columns A and B usually contain numerical values but sometimes are blank or sometimes have a value of 0.  On each row, in column C, I am dividing B by A.  To avoid getting division errors, I need a formula that I can copy down column C that will skip over a row when a value in cell A or B on a given row is either blank or 0.
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Kent Fichtner earned 480 total points
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=IF(A1=0,0,B1/A1)

That should work.
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Kent Fichtner earned 480 total points
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You could also try this:

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(A1),ISBLANK(B1),A1=0),0,B1/A1)
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Santosh Gupta earned 240 total points
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Try

=IF(ISERROR(A1/B1),0,A1/B1)
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 240 total points
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=IF(A1=0,"",B1/A1)
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Naresh Patel earned 240 total points
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Try this
=IFERROR(B1/A1,"")

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