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Auto unhide rows in excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by slsimmer, May 27, 2010.

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  1. slsimmer

    slsimmer Thread Starter

    May 27, 2010
    I have an Excel file where I track repairs that are sent out to various repair centers. What I am having trouble with is this: Right now I have a formula that calculates the estimated delivery date based on the lead time and ship date. Works fine. But in the rows where there is no data, the formula still shows. And since there is no start date or lead time entered, I have a long column of 1/0/1900 becuse the formula does not see a start date or lead time. What I want to do is have this not show up until I enter the start date. I need this to work automatically, kind of like how Microsoft Projects works but not nearly as expensive. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    us if statement
    would you post the formula you have already
    just add
    something like
    startdate = ""
    then ""

    but would need to be added to I suspect an IF statement you already have

    =IF ( Startdate = "" , "" , now your formula added here )

    That will leave all the results as blank until you type in a startdate
    we can modify to an OR for start or lead - but need to make sure the rules - would you have a leadtime without a startdate anyway ?
  3. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    An alternative would be to use conditional formatting, setting the cell's text colour to white when it's 1/0/1900
  4. slurpee55


    Oct 20, 2004
    I would use the IF() statement in the formula. Sure, you can use conditional formatting, but if it is being used already it can start to interfere with other conditional formats...not worth it.
  5. Keebellah

    Keebellah Trusted Advisor

    Mar 27, 2008
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    I'd suggest an extra sheet where only the 1/0/1900 are shown and when you enter a date here the source sheet is updated?
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