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Making the contents of a cell blank in excel without macros

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by gglml, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. gglml

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    Hi all,

    Cell A1 has value One
    Cell B1 has value Two
    Cell C1 has value Three

    My requirement is to compare the contents of Cell A with Cell B and blank out contents of Cell C if contents of A <> contents of B.

    I have written the formula like this:
    =If(A1=B1,"",C1="") This assigns a value of True or False to cell C1 based on the values of A1 and B1.

    I have also used
    =If(A1=B1,"",C1=" ") The same result.

    I need to blank out the contents of cell C1 completely without using any macros.
     
  2. Ent

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    If you want C1 EMPTY then this is an impossible task. It needs macros.

    If you merely want it to look empty then it's as simple as putting =If(A1=B1, X ,"") where X is the contents you want in C1 when the two are equal.
    Or you could leave the original contents in the cell, and add conditional formatting to C1 whiting out the cell if the two are equal.
     
  3. shannon08

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    Without the help of macros its not possible to do.
     
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