#### Formula error #8

```Hi,

I'm new (still) so I'm sure this is easy, but I can't suss it.

I have this formula to add the total sum (in £) from certain cells. The
problem is if some of the cells have no value in them I get an error #value

my formula is : =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4+R6+R8+R11+R14+P17))

any help apreciated
```
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Anthony2219 (255)
7/8/2005 7:51:01 PM
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```If one of the cells in the SUM range accidentally has a blank space
entered, you'll get that value.

```
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CycleZen (674)
7/8/2005 8:18:53 PM
```anyway then to count a blank space as zero??

"Dave O" wrote:

> If one of the cells in the SUM range accidentally has a blank space
> entered, you'll get that value.
>
>
```
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Anthony2219 (255)
7/8/2005 8:37:02 PM
```Maybe

=IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4,R6,R8,R11,R14,P17))

Anthony wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm new (still) so I'm sure this is easy, but I can't suss it.
>
> I have this formula to add the total sum (in £) from certain cells. The
> problem is if some of the cells have no value in them I get an error #value
>
> my formula is : =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4+R6+R8+R11+R14+P17))
>
> any help apreciated

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12004)
7/8/2005 9:05:16 PM
```thanks Dave P - that did the trick - easy when you know how !

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

> Maybe
>
> =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4,R6,R8,R11,R14,P17))
>
> Anthony wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm new (still) so I'm sure this is easy, but I can't suss it.
> >
> > I have this formula to add the total sum (in Â£) from certain cells. The
> > problem is if some of the cells have no value in them I get an error #value
> >
> > my formula is : =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4+R6+R8+R11+R14+P17))
> >
> > any help apreciated
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson
>
```
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Anthony2219 (255)
7/8/2005 9:12:05 PM
```And I bet that at least one of those cells wasn't really blank.

(It may have contained text (even a single space character).)

=sum() ignores cells with text.
But =a1+b1+c1 will cause errors if there's text in one of those cells.

(=sum() doesn't need those +'s either.)

Anthony wrote:
>
> thanks Dave P - that did the trick - easy when you know how !
>
> "Dave Peterson" wrote:
>
> > Maybe
> >
> > =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4,R6,R8,R11,R14,P17))
> >
> > Anthony wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm new (still) so I'm sure this is easy, but I can't suss it.
> > >
> > > I have this formula to add the total sum (in Â£) from certain cells. The
> > > problem is if some of the cells have no value in them I get an error #value
> > >
> > > my formula is : =IF(ISBLANK(K4),"",SUM(R4+R6+R8+R11+R14+P17))
> > >
> > > any help apreciated
> >
> > --
> >
> > Dave Peterson
> >

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12004)
7/8/2005 9:50:53 PM

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