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Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

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    Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    =VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))

    This is the formula I'm using now, if I have a positive number I want it to show up, if the number is negative, I don't want it to show up. Is this possible?

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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    You can use an IF statement to return a blank, or Coditional Formatting to hide negative amounts.

    =IF(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))<0,"",VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]")))
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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    This may be shorter a bit:
    =IF(NOW()-E16<0,"",VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]")))

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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    Quote Originally Posted by royUK View Post
    You can use an IF statement to return a blank, or Coditional Formatting to hide negative amounts.

    =IF(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))<0,"",VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]")))
    Thanks that works perfectly. I am now running into an issue in where I tried to make it so that it won't show up if no date it there, and I get an -40981. I tried to fix it by:

    =IF(VALUE(TEXT((E73-NOW())/24,"[h]"))>=0,"",VALUE(TEXT((E73-NOW())/24,"[h]"))),IF(E73,TODAY()-E73,0)

    Now I get an error, I really need to take an excel course again.
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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    Hi

    Give a try to this.

    =IF(OR(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))<0,(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))="",""),VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))))


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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotis1991 View Post
    Hi

    Give a try to this.

    =IF(OR(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))<0,(VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))="",""),VALUE(TEXT((NOW()-E16)/24,"[h]"))))


    Hope to helps you.
    I come back with a window that says formula contains an error.

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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    ....it won't show up if no date it there, and I get an -40981.
    From your post N0#4
    If there is no date, Where? In which cell?

    As you can understand, for all of us is very difficult, because we don't have a workbook to test our suggestions!

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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    Try this formula

    =IF(OR(E16>NOW(),E16=""),"",INT(NOW()-E16))

    format formula cell as general
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    Re: Date formula if positive show, if negative don't show.

    Ok, I got this going well so far, but I am running into an issue. I have placed some conditional formatting using the equation, I am curious is there a way to make conditional formatting work so it only shows a specific word or icon if the condition is 0?

    I've looked around and so far I see >= but that is it, no =.

    Here is the sheet so far.
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