Charting pkg plots "" as 0

brid

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If the Y-value range in chart data contains blank cells, they don't get plotted (for example, a line chart just stops in thin air when the cells in the Y-range become blank). That's good.

If the Y-value range in chart data has a formula in it, and the formula places "" in the cell when it would otherwise be blank, then Excel plots this "" as a zero (the line chart now draws a steep line from the thin air point above, down to zero). That's not good.

How can I get around this? I think I'm looking for a "blank equivalent" so that I can put it in my formula: =IF(isblank(A1),"blank equivalent",A1).

But maybe there's some other way around it.

Thx, Bill
 

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eliW

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your "blank equivalent" is simply NA() try it.

Eli
 

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