#### Default numeric value

```I am creating a spreadsheet dealing with dollars.  There are several formulas
that I have created using percentages.  One particular formula multiplies a
percent in one cell by the \$ value in another.  If I have no \$ value in the
cell the formula uses a '1' instead of what I would expect '0'.  How can I
set up my sheet so that if a cell is blank the default value will be '0'?
```
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11/10/2005 9:11:21 PM
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```Would help to see your formula, but:
=if(isblank(a1),"",a1*b1)
************
Anne Troy
VBA Project Manager
www.OfficeArticles.com

"thomson" <thomson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:79DEA08B-9C53-403F-8645-85AD0A042376@microsoft.com...
>I am creating a spreadsheet dealing with dollars.  There are several
>formulas
> that I have created using percentages.  One particular formula multiplies
> a
> percent in one cell by the \$ value in another.  If I have no \$ value in
> the
> cell the formula uses a '1' instead of what I would expect '0'.  How can I
> set up my sheet so that if a cell is blank the default value will be '0'?

```
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ng1 (1444)
11/10/2005 9:34:57 PM
```This works great thanks!  Here is what the formula ended up being ....
=SUM(IF(ISBLANK(D9),0,D\$1*D9),IF(ISBLANK(E9),0,E\$1*E9),IF(ISBLANK(F9),0,F\$1*F9),IF(ISBLANK(G9),0,G\$1*G9),IF(ISBLANK(H9),0,H\$1*H9))

I still have the question on why a 'blank' would end up being evaluated as a
'1' when you find a product.  When the formula is a 'SUM' the blank is
considered a '0' ... so why is it different if it it s product?  Maybe
someone from Microsoft can tell me??

"Anne Troy" wrote:

> Would help to see your formula, but:
> =if(isblank(a1),"",a1*b1)
> ************
> Anne Troy
> VBA Project Manager
> www.OfficeArticles.com
>
> "thomson" <thomson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:79DEA08B-9C53-403F-8645-85AD0A042376@microsoft.com...
> >I am creating a spreadsheet dealing with dollars.  There are several
> >formulas
> > that I have created using percentages.  One particular formula multiplies
> > a
> > percent in one cell by the \$ value in another.  If I have no \$ value in
> > the
> > cell the formula uses a '1' instead of what I would expect '0'.  How can I
> > set up my sheet so that if a cell is blank the default value will be '0'?
>
>
>
```
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Thomson (4)
11/10/2005 10:32:04 PM
```You can use an array formula to make it shorter. Enter:

=SUM(IF(ISBLANK(D9:H9),0,D\$1:H\$1*D9:H9))

To make it an array formula, press ctrl+shift+enter to enter the formula as
opposed to pressing enter alone.

"thomson" wrote:

> This works great thanks!  Here is what the formula ended up being ....
> =SUM(IF(ISBLANK(D9),0,D\$1*D9),IF(ISBLANK(E9),0,E\$1*E9),IF(ISBLANK(F9),0,F\$1*F9),IF(ISBLANK(G9),0,G\$1*G9),IF(ISBLANK(H9),0,H\$1*H9))
>
> I still have the question on why a 'blank' would end up being evaluated as a
> '1' when you find a product.  When the formula is a 'SUM' the blank is
> considered a '0' ... so why is it different if it it s product?  Maybe
> someone from Microsoft can tell me??
>
>
>
>
>
> "Anne Troy" wrote:
>
> > Would help to see your formula, but:
> > =if(isblank(a1),"",a1*b1)
> > ************
> > Anne Troy
> > VBA Project Manager
> > www.OfficeArticles.com
> >
> > "thomson" <thomson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:79DEA08B-9C53-403F-8645-85AD0A042376@microsoft.com...
> > >I am creating a spreadsheet dealing with dollars.  There are several
> > >formulas
> > > that I have created using percentages.  One particular formula multiplies
> > > a
> > > percent in one cell by the \$ value in another.  If I have no \$ value in
> > > the
> > > cell the formula uses a '1' instead of what I would expect '0'.  How can I
> > > set up my sheet so that if a cell is blank the default value will be '0'?
> >
> >
> >
```
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Clement (5)
11/10/2005 11:17:02 PM
```I tried this and it works well.  I am new to using Excel ... very powerful.

"Jason Clement" wrote:

> You can use an array formula to make it shorter. Enter:
>
> =SUM(IF(ISBLANK(D9:H9),0,D\$1:H\$1*D9:H9))
>
> To make it an array formula, press ctrl+shift+enter to enter the formula as
> opposed to pressing enter alone.
>
>
> "thomson" wrote:
>
> > This works great thanks!  Here is what the formula ended up being ....
> > =SUM(IF(ISBLANK(D9),0,D\$1*D9),IF(ISBLANK(E9),0,E\$1*E9),IF(ISBLANK(F9),0,F\$1*F9),IF(ISBLANK(G9),0,G\$1*G9),IF(ISBLANK(H9),0,H\$1*H9))
> >
> > I still have the question on why a 'blank' would end up being evaluated as a
> > '1' when you find a product.  When the formula is a 'SUM' the blank is
> > considered a '0' ... so why is it different if it it s product?  Maybe
> > someone from Microsoft can tell me??
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Anne Troy" wrote:
> >
> > > Would help to see your formula, but:
> > > =if(isblank(a1),"",a1*b1)
> > > ************
> > > Anne Troy
> > > VBA Project Manager
> > > www.OfficeArticles.com
> > >
> > > "thomson" <thomson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:79DEA08B-9C53-403F-8645-85AD0A042376@microsoft.com...
> > > >I am creating a spreadsheet dealing with dollars.  There are several
> > > >formulas
> > > > that I have created using percentages.  One particular formula multiplies
> > > > a
> > > > percent in one cell by the \$ value in another.  If I have no \$ value in
> > > > the
> > > > cell the formula uses a '1' instead of what I would expect '0'.  How can I
> > > > set up my sheet so that if a cell is blank the default value will be '0'?
> > >
> > >
> > >
```
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Thomson (4)
11/11/2005 5:19:05 PM
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