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What formula would I use in excel to do the task described in the body of this post?

Posted on 2015-01-20
Last Modified: 2015-01-20
I have an excel spread sheet with a column  that contains  numbers in some cells and nothing in other cells.
I need an equation where I can transform the cells that contain numbers to  1 and cells that are blank to 0.
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you should be able to use ISBLANK

The equation would look like

IF(ISBLANK(a1), 0, 1)

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Edit: I see mankowitz was first, and I misused ';' instad of ','.
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@slubek-  one of the things I don't understand about OO is why they use semicolons.

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Perfect answer. Thank you very much.

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