When pasting links - do not display blank cells with a zero

wazoom

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I'm pasting cells as a link in another spreadsheet. Cells with no value in the source display as a zero in on the destination sheet.

I know I can get rid of zero's in the Tools - Options menu but I don't really want to do this as some values are actually zero and I want these to display.

Does anyone know a way to prevent these blank cells appearing as a zero when linked?

Thanks in advance.
wazoom
 

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Aladin Akyurek

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Re: When pasting links - do not display blank cells with a z

Example:

=IF(Sheet2!A1<>"",Sheet2!A1,"")
 

wazoom

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Re: When pasting links - do not display blank cells with a z

Thanks for the response. That definitely works but is there an easier way as I'm dealing with quite a large volume of data!
 

dj

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Re: When pasting links - do not display blank cells with a z

In the custom format area: In the Type box, type 0;-0;;@

You can apply this format to your selected cells.
 

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