Excel: Search for and return values in a data range without an empty cell?


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Feb 28, 2018
Not sure how to properly explain this.

I have a table of food items only some of which will be ordered. In a separate tab I want to list out only those items that need to be ordered with the order quantity.

For example here is a data set:

Delivery Days: Monday Tuesday
Order (Friday)SalesWasteIn
Boursin Cheese2 21 3
Hummus Dip 0 0
Hummus Trio Dip 0 0
Mixed Berries and Fruits 0 0
Blueberry Yogurt Parfait3 3 3
Mixed Fruits Parfait5 54 9
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait 0 0
The Californian Box 0 0
The Fresh Picnic Box8 81 9
The Garden Box 0 0
The Italian Box 0 0
The Mediteranian Box 0 0
The Protein Box 0 0

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So in a separate tab I want to only show what items need to be ordered on Monday and their quantity and then what items and quantities need to be ordered on Tuesday. I want to condense it down so you only see items that need to be ordered instead of all items.

I can't figure out a formula to do this. I assume I need some Vlookup formula, but how to do that to only search for non-empty order cells is alluding me.

I have the latest version of Excel for Windows.

Any help out be appreciated!

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