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# DIV error, excel 2016

hi experts, i have a DIV error in cell K7 & K13 on the attached excel 2016 worksheet (see screenshot below) but i dont understand how to fix, please assist.

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Frank .S

8/22/2022 - Mon
Ryan Chong

cell J7 is empty (zero), so you got a divided by zero error.

byundt

J7 is blank, so your formula in K7 is dividing by 0. Use this formula in K7 (and copy it down) instead:
``````=IF(SUM(J7)=0,"",ROUNDUP(I13/J7,0)*J7)
``````

Or you can require both I13 and J7 to have values:
``````=IF(OR(SUM(J7)=0, SUM(I13)=0),"",ROUNDUP(I13/J7,0)*J7)
``````

I assume the formula in cell K13 is a SUM formula. If so, it will return 0 once you fix the formula in cell K7. If the formula in K13 tests whether the SUM is 0 and returns an empty string (looks like a blank) if so, it will still be fixed when you fix the formula in cell K7.
Frank .S

so does that mean i must have a value in cell j7 at all times otherwise the formula will show a 'DIV' error always?
- also, can the formula in k13 have an if statement that if there is zero or nothing in j7, then show nothing otherwise sum k7 to k12?
Ryan Chong

so does that mean i must have a value in cell j7 at all times otherwise the formula will show a 'DIV' error always?

Yup, since your formula use the value of J7 for division calculation.

also, can the formula in k13 have an if statement that if there is zero or nothing in j7, then show nothing otherwise sum k7 to k12?

see if below is the one you looking for?

``````=IF(SUM(I13)=0,"",ROUNDUP(I13/ IF(J7=0,1,J7),0)*IF(J7=0,1,J7))
``````

or:

``````=IF(SUM(I13)=0,"",IF(J7=0,ROUNDUP(I13,0),ROUNDUP(I13/J7,0)*J7))
``````

byundt

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byundt

Frank,
The problems in column L are likely very similar to those in column K. If you have difficulty getting the right formulas for L7:L13, please post your workbook.

Frank .S