# =IF cell needs to show blank if blank

1. ## =IF cell needs to show blank if blank

Hi

Don't know how to explain, but formulae is as follows:

If a number ref matches in the first sheet within cell N8 then from sheet 1 whatever is in cell I8 should pull through to I8 in sheet2.

This is the formulae in sheet 2 cell I8

=IF([cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8=2,[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!\$I8)

I8 has to show dates, so the cell format is dd/mm

However when the date in sheet 1 is blanked out, in sheet two it shows as 00/01

Is there a way to make it show nothing in sheet 2 if it shows nothing in sheet 1?
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2. This should work.

=IF([cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8=2,[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!I8,"")

This will return a blank if [cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8 does not equal 2.

HTH

Steve

3. Actually, I think this is what you were looking for.

=IF(AND([cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8=2,Sheet1!I8<>""),[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!I8,"")

This is where if Sheet1!N8 = 2 and Sheet1!I8 is not blank it will return the date in Sheet1!I8. If Sheet1!N8 =2 and Sheet1!I8 is blank, it will return blank.

Does that help?

Steve

4. Hi,
it works if i press space bar to delete information but not if i press delete key. still shows as 00/01. As i need to highlight several to hundreds of cells space bar is not an option. any other ideas? thanks for your quick replies.

Could it be because i have formatted the column to show as a date?

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5. ## Re: =IF cell needs to show blank if blank

I think SteveG had a typo in his suggested formula:

=IF(AND([cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8=2,Sheet1!I8<>""),[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!I8,"")

should be:

=IF(AND([cpleger.xls]Sheet1!N8=2,[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!I8<>""),
[cpleger.xls]Sheet1!I8,"")

(all one cell)

He was pointing at sheet1!i8 of the current workbook--not in cpleger.xls.

If that didn't help, you should post the formula you're using.

Boethius1 wrote:
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> Hi,
> it works if i press space bar to delete information but not if i press
> delete key. still shows as 00/01. As i need to highlight several to
> hundreds of cells space bar is not an option. any other ideas? thanks
>
> Could it be because i have formatted the column to show as a date?
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6. Thank you both very much, it does now work exactly as i wanted!!
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