#### Set minimum values for equation results

```Hi all,

I've been searching the queries here and can't find an
answer to what I'm hoping is a simple query . . . I want
my equation to ensure that any minus values are returned
as 0 but positive values should remain true.  THis needs
to be within the original equation as opposed to a
separate equation doing a find and replace.  Appreciate

Jim.
```
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jim.sykes (2)
10/14/2003 9:01:48 AM
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```Try using IF(), for example:

Put in C1: =IF((A1-B1)<0,0,A1-B1)

which will return 0 if (A1-B1) results in a minus value
with zero & positive values remaining true

Hope the above helps.

Max
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Please post replies to the newsgroup

Jim Sykes <jim.sykes@manpower.co.uk> wrote in message
news:0c4501c39231\$cca7aee0\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
>
> I've been searching the queries here and can't find an
> answer to what I'm hoping is a simple query . . . I want
> my equation to ensure that any minus values are returned
> as 0 but positive values should remain true.  THis needs
> to be within the original equation as opposed to a
> separate equation doing a find and replace.  Appreciate
> any answers (preferably by e-mail!).
>
> Jim.

```
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demechanik (4694)
10/14/2003 9:16:26 AM
```Really, Max, I'm surprised at you.
You should have used the function that is named after you, like this:
=MAX(0,equation)

"Max" <demechanik@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ebd57PjkDHA.644@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Try using IF(), for example:
>
> Put in C1: =IF((A1-B1)<0,0,A1-B1)
>
> which will return 0 if (A1-B1) results in a minus value
> with zero & positive values remaining true
>
> Hope the above helps.
>
> Max
> -----------------------------
> Please post replies to the newsgroup
>
> Jim Sykes <jim.sykes@manpower.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:0c4501c39231\$cca7aee0\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been searching the queries here and can't find an
> > answer to what I'm hoping is a simple query . . . I want
> > my equation to ensure that any minus values are returned
> > as 0 but positive values should remain true.  THis needs
> > to be within the original equation as opposed to a
> > separate equation doing a find and replace.  Appreciate
> > any answers (preferably by e-mail!).
> >
> > Jim.
>
>

```
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Stephen
10/14/2003 9:38:52 AM
```LOL. yes, you're right.

guess i'm always thinking of others, eh? <g>

its much neater. cheers.

Stephen Bye <.> wrote in message
news:OxgXqbjkDHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Really, Max, I'm surprised at you.
> You should have used the function that is named after you, like this:
> =MAX(0,equation)

```
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demechanik (4694)
10/14/2003 10:02:43 AM
```I was hoping there would be something this quick - thanks
all.

>-----Original Message-----
>LOL. yes, you're right.
>
>guess i'm always thinking of others, eh? <g>
>
>its much neater. cheers.
>
>Stephen Bye <.> wrote in message
>news:OxgXqbjkDHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Really, Max, I'm surprised at you.
>> You should have used the function that is named after
you, like this:
>> =MAX(0,equation)
>
>
>.
>
```
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jim.sykes (2)
10/14/2003 11:29:25 AM
```you're welcome, Jim! cheers.

"Jim Sykes" <jim.sykes@manpower.co.uk> wrote in message
news:2a5c101c39246\$6bdfc920\$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> I was hoping there would be something this quick - thanks
> all.

```
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demechanik (4694)
10/14/2003 11:54:34 AM

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