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Is it possible to have an if statement in excel that will do the following and if so how would you write it?
I have column B and Column M.

I want the if statement to go down column B.
I want the if statement to do if possible to see if column M2 is 0 if it is to do the following in B2.
Copy B1 formula into B2 and if M2 is not 0 to use another formula.

When I say copy B1 formula into B2, I mean do not automatic change the column letters or numbers, others words if it days B1 = G1 + H1 I want it to stay B1 = G1 + H1 not B2 = G2 + H2
Because I want the outcome that was in B1 to be in B2. If this possible I will be taking the formula from B1 to B90

I hope this is clear enough.
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 1200 total points
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Use $ to lock the cell references when copying.
In B2: =IF(M2=0,$B$1,"another formula")
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by:Haris Djulic
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If i understood correctly, if M(any row) is equal to 0 then copy the value from one row above, then this formula will work:

=IF(M2=0;INDIRECT("B"&ROW()-1);"another formula")

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but if you always want to show the value from B1 then the Ejgil formula will do the trick..
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I am trying to use Ejgil formula
=IF(F15=0,$B$14,"=((16*B14)-((G15-F15)/(3500/16)))/16")
But when I put an amount into F15 it show wrong data. it looks like it is formatting that cell
I have to copy a blank cell back to F15
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by:Glenn Ray
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starview,

You're now referencing a difference column altogether (column F, cell F15) and you're on a different row (15 vs. 2).

You just need to remove the quotes in the [value_if_false] argument:
=IF(F15=0,$B$14,((16*B14)-((G15-F15)/(3500/16)))/16)

Regards,
-Glenn
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