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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Blunt, Feb 11, 2016.

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  1. Blunt

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    Hi guys/gals,

    I'm looking for the formula on my spreadsheet to give out a value and if there is no value, display N/A as the output. So for example =E2-D2 is already in the cell and gives me what i want however when there is no value in E2 i would like it to display N/A instead of #Value. The 2 cells for the formula are set up as date/time but occassionally letters may be in these cells instead. Ive probably made that sound complicated. Excel newbie sorry.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    The following formula for exactly what you requested uses the ISBLANK function as the logical_test parameter in an IF function.
    Code:
    =IF(ISBLANK(E2),"N/A",E2-D2)
    A more general approach uses the ISERROR function to return "N/A" if any kind of error is found for E2-D2.
    Code:
    =IF(ISERROR(E2-D2),"N/A",E2-D2)
     
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