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Excel - display zeros for negative values

by LLF / November 24, 2005 10:15 AM PST

I am using formulae to generate values in Excel . How can I have the cell show zeros when it's a negative value ?

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Rather simple, actually;
by El Alquimista / November 24, 2005 11:04 AM PST

just include an IF in your formula. For example, if , F4 contains Formula1

change it to =IF(Formula1<0, 0, Formula1)

This will check if the result is less than zero; if so, it will insert a zero, if not, it will calculate the actual result.

If your original formula is quite lengthy, this new formula will, of course, be twice as lengthy. An alternative would be to store the raw result in another location, perhaps a hiden one, then test that result in the desired location (F4 in my example).

Hope this helps


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Got it , thanks !
by LLF / November 24, 2005 12:36 PM PST

Thanks .

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(NT) (NT) Glad I could help
by El Alquimista / November 24, 2005 11:35 PM PST
In reply to: Got it , thanks !
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