# Automatically convert KG to LBS in a blank cell.

#### Yordibulk

##### New Member
Hi all,
My first post, and i'm not an excel wizard.

i'm currently working on an excel book with more sheets. 2 sheets are in LBS, and 1 sheet is in KG (because of the country differences).

What i would like is whenever we put something in Cell E2 (and so on) it automatically converts it to LBS

So for example Cell E2 blank cell (only formula) if i put 1Kg it automatically changes the number to 2.2LBS

is there a formula for this?

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#### MARK858

##### MrExcel MVP
there a formula for this?
You can't do it in the same cell with a formula, you would need VBA.
In a different cell you would use something like
Excel Formula:
``=CONVERT(A2,"kg","lbm")``

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#### Yordibulk

##### New Member
What if i place that formula on the 'total sheet' so it would be =CONVERT(EMEA!E2,"kg","lbm") can i do that?

#### MARK858

##### MrExcel MVP
Have you tried it? You might find that you can answer your question
Btw I had it the wrong way round

Excel Formula:
``=CONVERT(EMEA!E2,"kg","lbm")``

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#### Yordibulk

##### New Member

i got it! it was pretty easily actually.....
i was thinking to hard about it LOL. Thanks!

#### MARK858

##### MrExcel MVP
Happy you have it sorted although I had it the wrong way around

#### Yordibulk

##### New Member

The formula i use now is =SUM(US!F4+UK!F4+(EMEA!F4*2,20462262185))
Only thing is that i want to have it blank until data is entered.
do you know what to add to my formula?
i know something with <=0," ", ) or something?

#### Yordibulk

##### New Member
=SUM(US!E2+UK!E2+(EMEA!E2*2,20462262185)) This is my current formula. So if i want to combine the 2 it would be?

But the blank cell needs to be on the 'total' sheet. so it would be:

US!E2+UK!E2+(EMEA!E2*2,20462262185

=IF(E2="","",US!E2+UK!E2+(EMEA!E2*2,20462262185))
Right?

#### MARK858

##### MrExcel MVP
The cell reference testing for "" needs to reference whatever cell that you are testing with reference to "until data is entered" in.

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