How to keep cell blank when applying formula until data entered in Excel?
In Excel, if you apply a formula to a column range, the result will be displayed as zero while the reference cells are blank in the formula. But in this case, I want to keep the cell empty when apply formula until the reference cell entered with data, if there are any tricks to handle it?
Keep cell blank until data entered in
Keep cell blank until data entered in
Actually, there is a formula that can help you to keep the formula cell empty until data entered in reference cells.
For instance, here to calculate the difference between column Value 1 and column Value 2 in column Differences, and you want to keep the cell blank if there are some blank cells in the column Value 1 and column Value2.
Select first cell that you want to place the calculated result, type this formula =IF(OR(ISBLANK(A2),ISBLANK(B2)), "", A2-B2), and drag fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells you need.
In the formula, A2 and B2 are the reference cells in the formula you want to apply, A2-B2 are the calculation you want to use.
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