1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Ignoring blank cells in formula

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by BVlady, Dec 1, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. BVlady

    BVlady Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    I made an Excel worksheet that needs to allow from 1 to 7 supervisors to enter info each month and average results. My sheet only works if all 7 supervisor colums have data entered. In addition, I need to have the average scrore updated monthly and show up in red if the average falls below 70%. That part I think I got, I just don't know how to create a formula to ignore the colums where no data is input. HELP PLEASE! I'm very new to Excel formulas. Thanks.:(
     

    Attached Files:

  2. The Villan

    The Villan

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,255
    Try this

    =IF(ISERROR(AVERAGE(E3:E12))," ",AVERAGE(E3:E12))
     
  3. BVlady

    BVlady Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    It only worked when data was filled in for the 1st supervisor. I entered data in the 2nd supv. column and the score didn't change. Also, the average score I created was 80% and Q16 turned red. (It's only supposed to show up red if the score is 70% or less.)
     
  4. The Villan

    The Villan

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,255
    Did you copy the formula across into the other cells?

    =IF(ISERROR(AVERAGE(E3:E12))," ",AVERAGE(E3:E12))
    =IF(ISERROR(AVERAGE(H3:H12))," ",AVERAGE(H3:H12))
    =IF(ISERROR(AVERAGE(K3:K12))," ",AVERAGE(K3:K12))
    etc etc
     
  5. BVlady

    BVlady Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    You're right...my bad, DUH! That worked GREAT! You're a Genius.

    I also need to make cell #Q16 show up in Red if the average score is less than 70 percent. I've been trying all sorts of ways with Conditional Formatting and can't seem to get it to work now. Can you help me fix this?

    Thanks,
     
  6. The Villan

    The Villan

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,255
    Select Q16 and then apply theses rules.

    Cell Value <0.7 Format Red Applies to $Q$16
     
  7. BVlady

    BVlady Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    Thank you so much for your help! That worked great. :)
     
  8. The Villan

    The Villan

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,255
    You are very welcome. :)(y)
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/882063

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice