If isblank or equals zero

Asw091

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Hi guys,

I hope you can help,

I’m trying to achieve something here that I just can’t seem to get my head around.

I want it to work out what i8/i7 is, but only if both of them have a value. I have a working formula for that. =IF(OR(ISBLANK(I7),ISBLANK(I8)),,I8/I7)

However when they’re both showing 0, it returns #DIV/0! Because it can’t divide two zeros.

How can I put if I7 or I8 is blank or if I7+I8=0, ignore the formula otherwise do I8/I7?

Ultimately, I would like a formula that says if either cell is blank show 0, if the sum of both are equal to or less than 0, show 0, if they total more than 0, show the number.

Is this possible or am I asking too much?

I hope this makes sense.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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Trebor76

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Hi Asw091,

Here's two possibilities, I'm sure there's more:

=IF(OR(ISNUMBER(I7)=FALSE,ISNUMBER(I8)=FALSE),0,I8/I7)
=IFERROR(I8/I7,0)

HTH

Robert
 

Rick Rothstein

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It is the bottom number that cannot be 0 (dividing by 0 is undefined)... the top number is immaterial. So you might consider doing it this way...

=IF(I7=0,"",I8/I7)
 
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MARK858

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Ultimately, I would like a formula that says if either cell is blank show 0, if the sum of both are equal to or less than 0, show 0, if they total more than 0, show the number.
Another possibility maybe...

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>I</th><th>J</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">7</td><td style="text-align: right;;">-2</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;color: #333333;;">0</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet2</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">J8</th><td style="text-align:left">=IFERROR(<font color="Blue">IF(<font color="Red">OR(<font color="Green">ISBLANK(<font color="Purple">I7</font>),ISBLANK(<font color="Purple">I8</font>)</font>),0,IF(<font color="Green">I8/I7>0,I8/I7,0</font>)</font>),0</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

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