[Dba-office] Excel: sub-set of a page returns zero for blank

Susan Harkins ssharkins at gmail.com
Thu May 12 19:59:42 CDT 2016

A quick test -- when the cell is empty, the IF() statement returns an empty
string, as expected. Can you send the worksheet over to me and let me take a
look at it? 

Susan H. 

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Hi all,

I'm using Excel column referencing in this manner =IF(Office!B:B ="yes",
Office!J:J, "") to pull together certain columns of a the main "Office"
sheet into another sheet.


Unfortunately, regardless of cell formatting, if the referenced cell is
empty it returns a zero. How can I eliminate the zero?


Much of the referenced information in the subset sheet's column is plain
text data.



John B

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