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# If formula

by Aussieperfumes / November 30, 2004 6:06 PM PST

Hi,

I would like an if formula which says the follow.

If R2 is blank then P2-H2

If R2 isn't blank then R2-H2

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Use the isempty-function.
by Kees Bakker / November 30, 2004 6:27 PM PST

=if(isempty(r2),p2-h2,r2-h2)

What's the problem here? It's all in Excels function wizard.

Kees

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Re: Use the isempty-function.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 30, 2004 7:29 PM PST

You seem to have a circular expression here.

If R2 is blank then P2-H2

If R2 isn't blank then R2-H2

What cell do you want the result entered in, because if it is R2, then if "R2 isn't blank fill it with R2-H2" will not work. R2 would fill itself with itself -H2, then fill itself with itself-H2, etc. A circular formula.

Mark

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