#### Formula evaluates to #VALUE

```I am computing the days between dates.  I am using Vlookup() to capture
the appropriate dates in another worksheet.  Basically it is this
(where B2 & C2 are in another sheet):

B2            C2            D2
1/1/06    1/20/06        19            (C2-B2)
1/1/06    2/1/06          31
3/1/06    empty          -38777   if  C is empty and B is present I get
a large negative number
empty    3/15/06      38791       if C is present and B is empty, I get
a large positive number
empty    empty           0          if both C and B are empty, I get 0
NA        empty	#VALUE!  If either C or B is a text, then C-B
evaluates to an error (#VALUE!)

I have an elaborate formula that should take care of that:

=IF(OR(VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0)<0,VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0)>3000,ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0))),0,VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0))

In simplified terms, it is:
=If(or(C-B<0,0,C-B>2000,0,ISERROR(C-B),0,C-B))

If C-B < 0 it works - evaluates to 0
If C-B > 2000 it works - evaluates to 0
If either C or B contains text (ie NA, TBD), then C-B evaluates to and
error - #VALUE!
However, in the formula I have accounted for that but I still get
#VALUE!

Anybody have a solution?

Glen

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```Using your simplified formula, I think you should put the ISERROR first
- otherwise you might have errors in C-B, i.e.:

=IF(ISERROR(C-B),0,IF(OR(C-B<0,C-B>2000),0,C-B))

Hope this helps.

Pete

```
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pashurst (2576)
3/28/2006 5:52:02 PM
```That did the trick Pete.  Thanks.

Glen

```
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3/28/2006 6:01:55 PM
```Thanks for feeding back.

Pete

```
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pashurst (2576)
3/28/2006 6:17:21 PM
```Try:

=IF(AND(C10>0,B10>0),C10-B10,"")

<glen.e.mettler@lmco.com> wrote in message
>I am computing the days between dates.  I am using Vlookup() to capture
> the appropriate dates in another worksheet.  Basically it is this
> (where B2 & C2 are in another sheet):
>
> B2            C2            D2
> 1/1/06    1/20/06        19            (C2-B2)
> 1/1/06    2/1/06          31
> 3/1/06    empty          -38777   if  C is empty and B is present I get
> a large negative number
> empty    3/15/06      38791       if C is present and B is empty, I get
> a large positive number
> empty    empty           0          if both C and B are empty, I get 0
> NA        empty #VALUE!  If either C or B is a text, then C-B
> evaluates to an error (#VALUE!)
>
> I have an elaborate formula that should take care of that:
>
> =IF(OR(VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0)<0,VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0)>3000,ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0))),0,VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN(),0)-VLOOKUP(\$A9,'Proposal
> Status'!\$G\$4:\$AH\$307,COLUMN()-G\$1,0))
>
> In simplified terms, it is:
> =If(or(C-B<0,0,C-B>2000,0,ISERROR(C-B),0,C-B))
>
> If C-B < 0 it works - evaluates to 0
> If C-B > 2000 it works - evaluates to 0
> If either C or B contains text (ie NA, TBD), then C-B evaluates to and
> error - #VALUE!
>   However, in the formula I have accounted for that but I still get
> #VALUE!
>
> Anybody have a solution?
>
> Glen
>

```
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3/29/2006 12:42:04 AM

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