#### IF clause for a range of cells

```The following formula works well for me but is there a way to make it shorter
by defining a range of cells, rather than individual cells, in the IF part?

```
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Utf
1/18/2010 12:21:01 PM
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```Try this array* formula:

=3DSUM(IF(G8:AJ8=3D"",4,G8:AJ8))

* An array formula must be committed using the key combination of Ctrl-
Shift-Enter (CSE) rather than the usual <Enter>. If you do this
correctly then Excel will display curly braces { } around the formula
when viewed in the formula bar - do not type these yourself. If you
edit or amend the formula you will need to use CSE again.

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Jan 18, 12:21=A0pm, Al <A...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> The following formula works well for me but is there a way to make it sho=
rter
> by defining a range of cells, rather than individual cells, in the IF par=
t?
>
> =3DSUM(G8:AJ8)+IF(G8=3D"",4)+IF(H8=3D"",4)+IF(I8=3D"",4)+IF(J8=3D"",4)+IF=
AE8=3D"",4)+IF(AF8=3D"",4)+IF(AG8=3D"",4)+IF(AH8=3D"",4)+IF(AI8=3D"",4)+IF(=

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Pete_UK
1/18/2010 12:43:48 PM
```Non-array formulas
=SUM(G8:AJ8)+COUNTIF(G8:AJ8,"")*4
or
=SUM(G8:AJ8)+COUNTBLANK(G8:AJ8)*4
best wishes
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Al" <Al@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> The following formula works well for me but is there a way to make it
> shorter
> by defining a range of cells, rather than individual cells, in the IF
> part?
>

```
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Bernard
1/18/2010 1:19:07 PM
```Try
=SUM(G8:AJ8)+(COUNTIF(G8:AJ8,"")*4)

--
Jacob

"Al" wrote:

> The following formula works well for me but is there a way to make it shorter
> by defining a range of cells, rather than individual cells, in the IF part?
>
```
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Utf
1/18/2010 1:42:01 PM

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