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Need help to generate a dummy variable

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    Need help to generate a dummy variable

    I have a column K with the title Cosponsr . It has numbers from 0 to 435.

    I would like to generate a column L that is a dummy, where if the number in K is 0 then code 1, where if it is greater than 0 code zero.

    Can someone help me generate this variable via a formula, as I cannot do VB or Macro's.

    Thanks !

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    Re: Need help to generate a dummy variable

    assuming if k1 = blank or a -ve number then blank
    =IF(OR(K1<0,K1=""),"",IF(K1>0,0,IF(K1=0,1,"")))
    if you're not worried about blanks or -ve's
    =IF(K1,0,1)
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    Re: Need help to generate a dummy variable

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