Ignore blank dates in formula with Vlookup?

Melissa_S_Cohen

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Right now I have a formula that takes a date, adds a specific number to it based on a Vlookup of data from a different cell in the row, and outputs the new date. It works perfectly, EXCEPT when there are blank dates - then it tries to add based on the Vlookup and gives me some wonky-looking dates (like 01/30/1900). How can I get Excel to ignore the blanks?

My formula is: =J4+(VLOOKUP(C:C,Terms!B:C,2,0))
 

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steve the fish

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What do you want to produce? A blank? Maybe this

=IF(J4="","",J4+VLOOKUP(C:C,Terms!B:C,2,0))
 
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