Hide Formula if cell reference is blank?

Knockers

New Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
4
Hi, I have this formula

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(B5,'Return Stock Data'!A$2:B$500,2,FALSE), "Car Stock")

and would like it to return a blank cell if B5 is empty so as I can apply it to all cells and only have it visible when a lookup value is entered into column B.

Any advice?

Cheers
 

Caleeco

Well-known Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2016
Messages
890
You wouldnt be able to return a blank cell in the truest sense (without using VBA). You can however, get it to return an empty string so it APPEARS blank.

Something like this perhaps?
=IF(ISBLANK(B5),"",IFERROR(VLOOKUP(B5,'Return Stock Data'!A$2:B$500,2,FALSE), "Car Stock"))
Caleeco
 

Knockers

New Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
4
You wouldnt be able to return a blank cell in the truest sense (without using VBA). You can however, get it to return an empty string so it APPEARS blank.

Something like this perhaps?


Caleeco
Top man Caleeco, worked a treat.

Thank you for your help
 

FDibbins

Well-known Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2013
Messages
6,723
you could also shorten that to this...
=IF(B5="","",IFERROR(VLOOKUP(B5,'Return Stock Data'!A$2:B$500,2,FALSE), "Car Stock"))
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,081,729
Messages
5,360,930
Members
400,602
Latest member
newaqua

Some videos you may like

This Week's Hot Topics

  • populate from drop list with multiple tables
    Hi All, i have a drop list that displays data, what i want is when i select one of those from the list to populate text from different tables on...
  • Find list of words from sheet2 in sheet1 before a comma and extract text vba
    Hi Friends, Trying to find the solution on my task. But did not find suitable one to the need. Here is my query and sample file with details...
  • Dynamic Formula entry - VBA code sought
    Hello, really hope one of you experts can help with this - i've spent hours on this and getting no-where. .I have a set of data (more rows than...
  • Listbox Header
    Have a named range called "AccidentsHeader" Within my code I have: [CODE]Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() ListBox1.RowSource =...
  • Complex Heat Map using conditional formatting
    Good day excel world. I have a concern. Below link have a list of countries that carries each country unique data. [URL...
  • Conditional formatting
    Hi good morning, hope you can help me please, I have cells P4:P54 and if this cell is equal to 1 then i want row O to say "Fully Utilised" and to...
Top