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Excel Formula I have such a head cold I can't think with this headache. Please resolve I have a spreadsheet that I want in column M Row 2, I would like the formula to look at Column I, Row 2, minus Column F, Row 2 and return a zero so far this is the formula I have =IF(I2-F2,0) But I also want it to look at I2-F2 when a number is added to I2 so I can get a net amt. I hope this is enough of an explantion. Ishould really know this but the brain is in brup mode. Thank you Sherim315@yahoo.com

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  • sherim Jan 21, 2008

    Dear CNewton2



    Thank you for trying to help, I wish I could afford your services, but this is a one time help I'm trying to give to a friend and being retired for 7 years and no opportunity to use Excel anymore I simply forgot how to construct a formula. I'm going to try to insert a line from the spreadsheet and maybe that will help you understand what I'm trying to do.The simple formula you gave is in the net (M2) amount but as you can see it returns a negative that is in F2 and what I'm trying to dohave the formula return a zero, till an amount is place in I2. I didn't want to send the whole sheet because I can do a copy once I have the formula do what its suppose to.




















    Date
    Vendor
    Item
    Descrip
    Number
    Cost

    Sale Date
    Sale Amt
    Sale Tax
    Total Sale

    Net

    1/10/08
    AcuSPORT
    5502TC
    TCA ICON
    5086
    760.00


    0.00
    0.00
    0.00

    -760.00



    Thank You for your help CNewton2- I do miss working with Excel and if I must say so I was pretty good at one time but such is life have yourself a good day.

    sherim

  • sherim Jan 21, 2008

    Dear CNewton2,



    Thank You, Thank You and at the same time I feel so really stupid because it was such a simple formula compare to what I use to do.



    Again thank you CNewton2 you are my savior and maybe the headache will quite now which I doubt because this cold has settled in my chest now so again thaks a million wish I had a million to give you.



    Sherim

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Do you simply need to have the formula: = I2 - F2

Is there a condition that you want to return zero?

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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    CNewton2 Jan 21, 2008

    Thanks for the additional explanation.
    Try this: = If ( I2 = 0, 0, I2 - F2)

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    CNewton2 Jan 21, 2008

    You are quite welcome.
    Just don't forget to mark the problem as solved.

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