Hi,

Sorry for this simplistic question, but I'm not that versed in Excel (obviously)...

I have a very simple IF formula in column G: =IF(E4>=0,E4-D4,E4+D4) (btw- I'm doing this to get around the fact that E4 can be negative number and I only want the difference between E4 and D4 (not a sum and D4 will always be a positive. So if I simply do =E4+D4 and D4 is 250 and E4 is -500, I get -750, instead of the difference, which is -$250. I know there is also a way to flip an integer into either positive or negative so I can simply use E4+D4 always, but I don't know how to do that either). So already, this formula is more complicated than it needs to be. But my real problem is...

If E4 is blank (or has no value), I want "" or the cell to simply be blank. I can't seem to do this without getting a too many arguments error.

Can someone give me the cleanest formula to achieve what I need? Really sorry for the simple question, but I'm really not experienced with Excel, although I'm trying to learn.

Thanks,

Sorry for this simplistic question, but I'm not that versed in Excel (obviously)...

I have a very simple IF formula in column G: =IF(E4>=0,E4-D4,E4+D4) (btw- I'm doing this to get around the fact that E4 can be negative number and I only want the difference between E4 and D4 (not a sum and D4 will always be a positive. So if I simply do =E4+D4 and D4 is 250 and E4 is -500, I get -750, instead of the difference, which is -$250. I know there is also a way to flip an integer into either positive or negative so I can simply use E4+D4 always, but I don't know how to do that either). So already, this formula is more complicated than it needs to be. But my real problem is...

If E4 is blank (or has no value), I want "" or the cell to simply be blank. I can't seem to do this without getting a too many arguments error.

Can someone give me the cleanest formula to achieve what I need? Really sorry for the simple question, but I'm really not experienced with Excel, although I'm trying to learn.

Thanks,

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