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    How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Here's the situation, i want cell B1 to be linked to cell A1, so that when i enter data in to cell A1 it appears in B1 as well. However, when A1 is blank, i do not want B1 to show a zero. I know the problem can be solved with the if() function, but I believe there must be a formatting option to solve this. is there one? I've attached a file for more information.
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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Go to Excel options -> Advanced -> Display options for this worksheet and there uncheck box: Show a zero in cell that have a zero value

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    The pathing was a little different for Excel 2003 (under tools, and in the view tab) but you totally solved my problem, thanks!

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Here is the situation i am stuck with. I have two tabs in the excel attached, one is Linked tab and the other is Destination tab and
    here is what i want to see the result in the Linked tab -

    If cell D2 in Destination tab is blank, i want to see cell D4 in Linked tab blank without any zero or '-'.
    If cell E2 in Destination tab is zero or '-', i want to see cell E4 in Linked tab as zero or '-'.

    Could you please help resolving this?

    Thanks
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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Hello,
    hope this can help you,
    I putted =REPLACE('Destination tab'!D2,1,0,"") in linked tab!D4
    and =REPLACE('Destination tab'!E2,1,0,"") in linked tab! E4
    and got the result you were waiting for.

    With this function here i replace zero but you can do the same with anything.

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    You may use:
    =IF('Destination tab'!D2="","",'Destination tab'!D2)
    or:
    =IFERROR(('Destination tab'!D2&"")+0,"")

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Thank you for your help! You guys really solved my problem.

    I will take care to add the new thread next time when i have questions.

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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetusmile View Post
    Thank you for your help! You guys really solved my problem.

    I will take care to add the new thread next time when i have questions.
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    Re: How to avoid a 0 when linking to a blank cell with formatting

    Unfortunately your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Do not post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread.

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