Excel "VALUE!"

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is there any way to prevent a cell from displaying the "#VALUE!" error message, when it cannot compute a result? thanks,

Christian K.
 
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Yes, but I'd need an example of the formula to work it. Basically it would be to nest the formula in an IF statement, which would check to see if the result is a valid result. If it is, it displays, if it isn't, it stays blank
 
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As per Help, #VALUE! occurs when the wrong type of argument or operand is used, eg: a number divided by text or v-v.

As RandyG suggests, an "IF -- blank" wrap is the standard workround, and ISERROR catches all, eg:

=IF(ISERROR(B1/C1),"",B1/C1)

Rgds,
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.... or you can use Conditional Formatting ...

From the menu select Format/Conditional Formating ... In the box on the right, type =ISERROR(reference), where reference can either be a cell that contains the error value ... or a range of cells (ex. A1:C44) that contain error values ... then Click Format and in the Font tab select the Color white.... then Hit Ok ... Ok.

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