#### blank cell instead of x

```I need a formula to have a blank cell instead of a "x"  eg:
result
should be:
aa  ab  ac   ad   ae    af  ag  ah    ai    aj      ak  al  am  an  ao
2    6    3    6    2     5    17  20  15   205  18      6    3    6   2x   5
3    1    5    7                19  12  133                   1    5   7x

the formula i used is:  =IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2))
on row 3 there are blank cells (null string contains formulas ) when
I apply the formula to those cells it returns a "x" instead of a blank cell

bill gras
```
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```Don't forget that any string, including your null string, evaluates to
greater than any number, so "">=42 is TRUE.
Perhaps you want your conditions in the opposite order?

Try changing
=IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2))
to
=IF(AF2="","",IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",AA2))
--
David Biddulph

"bill gras" <billgras@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I need a formula to have a blank cell instead of a "x"  eg:
>                                                                     result
> should be:
>     aa  ab  ac   ad   ae    af  ag  ah    ai    aj      ak  al  am  an  ao
> 2    6    3    6    2     5    17  20  15   205  18      6    3    6   2x
> 5
> 3    1    5    7                19  12  133                   1    5   7x
>
> the formula i used is:  =IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2))
> on row 3 there are blank cells (null string contains formulas ) when
> I apply the formula to those cells it returns a "x" instead of a blank
> cell
>
>
> bill gras

```
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David
1/4/2010 12:42:34 PM
```Hi David Biddulph

Your suggestion works perfect . Thank You
Have a prosperous new year
--
bill gras

"David Biddulph" wrote:

> Don't forget that any string, including your null string, evaluates to
> greater than any number, so "">=42 is TRUE.
> Perhaps you want your conditions in the opposite order?
>
> Try changing
> =IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2))
> to
> =IF(AF2="","",IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",AA2))
> --
> David Biddulph
>
>
> "bill gras" <billgras@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I need a formula to have a blank cell instead of a "x"  eg:
> >                                                                     result
> > should be:
> >     aa  ab  ac   ad   ae    af  ag  ah    ai    aj      ak  al  am  an  ao
> > 2    6    3    6    2     5    17  20  15   205  18      6    3    6   2x
> > 5
> > 3    1    5    7                19  12  133                   1    5   7x
> >
> > the formula i used is:  =IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2))
> > on row 3 there are blank cells (null string contains formulas ) when
> > I apply the formula to those cells it returns a "x" instead of a blank
> > cell
> >
> > can someone help please
> >
> > bill gras
>
>
> .
>
```
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Utf
1/5/2010 9:46:01 AM

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