#### Formulas #16

```=SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))

Whatever the result of the above formulas, I want to minus 1 to that result,
How do I put the syntax so it will minus 1 unit from the result?

Thanks

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```=SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))-1

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

"Raymond" <NotValidEmail@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:DLCdnW0OQ_lEp8ncRVn-pw@comcast.com...
> =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))
>
> Whatever the result of the above formulas, I want to minus 1 to that
result,
> How do I put the syntax so it will minus 1 unit from the result?
>
> Thanks
>
>

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
9/24/2004 3:22:43 PM
```What happen is that several cells on the left will return a value of 1 and
add to the formulas below anytime I enter any text.  However, I follow your
formulas syntax, and no matter how many cell I entered the text, value for
that formulas is always added up to -1.  I wonder what is wrong.

"Frank Kabel" <frank.kabel@freenet.de> wrote in message
news:%230QmEpkoEHA.4032@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))-1
>
> --
> Regards
> Frank Kabel
> Frankfurt, Germany
>
> "Raymond" <NotValidEmail@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:DLCdnW0OQ_lEp8ncRVn-pw@comcast.com...
>> =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))
>>
>> Whatever the result of the above formulas, I want to minus 1 to that
> result,
>> How do I put the syntax so it will minus 1 unit from the result?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>

```
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9/24/2004 4:00:26 PM
```Hi
what does the SUM/IF formula return?. Also have you entered the formula
as array formula?

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

"Raymond" <NotValidEmail@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:JoedncCXd_wH2cncRVn-qg@comcast.com...
> What happen is that several cells on the left will return a value of
1 and
> add to the formulas below anytime I enter any text.  However, I
> formulas syntax, and no matter how many cell I entered the text,
value for
> that formulas is always added up to -1.  I wonder what is wrong.
>
>
> "Frank Kabel" <frank.kabel@freenet.de> wrote in message
> news:%230QmEpkoEHA.4032@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))-1
> >
> > --
> > Regards
> > Frank Kabel
> > Frankfurt, Germany
> >
> > "Raymond" <NotValidEmail@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> > news:DLCdnW0OQ_lEp8ncRVn-pw@comcast.com...
> >> =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0))
> >>
> >> Whatever the result of the above formulas, I want to minus 1 to
that
> > result,
> >> How do I put the syntax so it will minus 1 unit from the result?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
9/24/2004 4:28:30 PM
```>>>>
what does the SUM/IF formula return?. Also have you entered the formula
as array formula?
>>>>>

return a 1 if there are text in the cells that need to be added on the left,
and return a 0 if there is no text.

=SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0),-1)

I played around and found the above  formulas works, but if there is no text
enter, the formulas cell will always display a -1, which is not good.

```
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9/24/2004 4:53:10 PM
```Hi
you have to enter this formula as array formula. Enter it with
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

And of yourse if non of these cells contains a text entry the formula
returns '-1'. What would be your expected result

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

"Raymond" <NotValidEmail@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:vaOdnRypY9BrzcncRVn-rw@comcast.com...
> >>>>
> what does the SUM/IF formula return?. Also have you entered the
formula
> as array formula?
> >>>>>
>
> return a 1 if there are text in the cells that need to be added on
the left,
> and return a 0 if there is no text.
>
> =SUM(IF(ISTEXT(D6:S6),1,0),-1)
>
> I played around and found the above  formulas works, but if there is
no text
> enter, the formulas cell will always display a -1, which is not good.
>
>
>

```
 0
frank.kabel (11126)
9/24/2004 4:58:59 PM
```>>>>Hi
you have to enter this formula as array formula. Enter it with
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

And of yourse if non of these cells contains a text entry the formula
returns '-1'. What would be your expected result
>>>>>

My expected result if none of the cells contain a text entry would be a
result of 0.

How do I enter the formulas with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.  can you walk with me
step by step?

Many many thanks

```
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9/24/2004 5:17:23 PM

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