How do you stop excel from charting empty cells/null values as zer

I'm trying to create several charts from my excel data.  Several of the 
chart's reference cell (established range) contains formuals.  When the 
cell's formula returns a null value, chart display's as zero.  How do I setup 
chart to display null as nothing versus zero?
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Abe-air (1)
3/18/2006 9:15:27 PM
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The workaround for charting calculated cells when you may have missing data 
is to use an  If formula that selects NA() if there is missing data. 
Something like --

= If( d2 = "", NA(), b2*d2)

You'll need to replace your actual cell references and formula.

This formula will place a #N/A in those cells that can not be calculated
because of your missing data. Excel recognizes #N/A cells in charting and
ignores them.

I have a tutorial and sample file on this that may be helpful.

http://processtrends.com/pg_charts_missing_data.htm

....Kelly

koday@processtrends.com


"Abe-air" <Abe-air@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
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> I'm trying to create several charts from my excel data.  Several of the
> chart's reference cell (established range) contains formuals.  When the
> cell's formula returns a null value, chart display's as zero.  How do I 
> setup
> chart to display null as nothing versus zero? 


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dkod (205)
3/18/2006 10:56:07 PM
Try:
Go to menu Tools>Options>Active Chart, Plot Empty Cells as ...

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"Abe-air" <Abe-air@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:BF29507A-7B2B-4437-AD5A-B53A704D920D@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to create several charts from my excel data.  Several of the
> chart's reference cell (established range) contains formuals.  When the
> cell's formula returns a null value, chart display's as zero.  How do I 
> setup
> chart to display null as nothing versus zero? 


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3/20/2006 4:57:06 PM
This only works for blank cells, not if a formula returns a zero-length 
string. Kelly's suggestion covers this case.

- Jon
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"Daniel CHEN" <UDQServices@GMail.com> wrote in message 
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> Try:
> Go to menu Tools>Options>Active Chart, Plot Empty Cells as ...
>
> -- 
> Best regards,
>       ---
> Yongjun CHEN
> =================================
> XLDataSoft - Data Analysis Expert, Excel/VBA Specialist
> - - - - www.XLDataSoft.com - - - -
> Free Excel-Based Data Processing Tool is Available for Download
>
> =================================
> "Abe-air" <Abe-air@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:BF29507A-7B2B-4437-AD5A-B53A704D920D@microsoft.com...
>> I'm trying to create several charts from my excel data.  Several of the
>> chart's reference cell (established range) contains formuals.  When the
>> cell's formula returns a null value, chart display's as zero.  How do I 
>> setup
>> chart to display null as nothing versus zero?
>
> 


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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
3/20/2006 11:57:23 PM
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