expressing "a number" in excel formula

ilcaa

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in a formula you can tell excel "if blank" by using if(c5="",)

but how do i tell excel if c5 has a number (any number) then...?

i want the formula to skip the cell (or just leave it blank) if c5 actually has a number $ xx.xx and to execute the formula if c5 is blank.

thanks
 

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GlennUK

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What have you tried? Have you tried:
Code:
=IF(C5>0,"",some_formula_stuff)

or, even better:
Code:
=IF(ISNUMBER(C5),"",some_formula_stuff)
 

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