Return A Value If The Result Of A Formula Is Blank 

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I don't think I can use ISBLANK because the cell really isn't blank, it's got an IF statement in it to return a blank cell if certain criteria is met. How do I pull this off without repeating the original IF statement formula in an ISBLANK format.
Cell A1 has the IF statement that could return blank
Cell B1 needs to return a value if the result in cell A1 is blank
Just trying to simplify the formula in B1. I know I can say ISBLANK(formula in A1) but is there an easier way?
Thanks
Cell A1 has the IF statement that could return blank
Cell B1 needs to return a value if the result in cell A1 is blank
Just trying to simplify the formula in B1. I know I can say ISBLANK(formula in A1) but is there an easier way?
Thanks
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Thanks & regards,
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I have a spreadsheet with some cells setup with a dropdown list containing
Y, N or N/A
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back to a blank field I have to invoke the soft keyboard, activate the cell
and hit backspace then close the soft keyboard  quite a longwinded
procedure just to change an incorrect choice!
What I would like to do is add a blank to the list so if I have to revert
back to a blank I can just use the stylus to choose a blank from the chooser
list.
How do I add the option of inputting a blank from the Data Validation List
bearing in mind I am using the Data Validation Source box for entering my
choices directly and not specifying a range of cells?
I have tried adding "" and even a space to no avail.
Although not a betting man I would wager there is a simple 'fix' for this
but things are only simple if you know how in the first instance! ;^)

Thanks & regards,
pp
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I know it's not that hard but can't figure it out.
thanks for the help
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triangle. I copied it to create a new data set and used find &
replace to change the worksheet references to the new ones.
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previous worksheets. The only way I can get the formula to return the
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(F9) does nothing.
I've seen this before, but this time, I need to calculate many
thousands of cells and don't have time for this workaround.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
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Hi was wondering if anyone can help.
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Any advice is higly appreciated.
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However, in my data set there is one blank row separating two set of rows. Now, when I apply the filter on a column, all the rows above the blank row filter correctly, but all the rows below stay unfiltered.
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How would I concatenate a large range of cells, most of which are blank, and add a comma between each cell's value?
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Thanks
I've tried condtional formatting where if the cells = (BLANK) it woulf format them as white did not work
I tried the pivot table options and clicking on the box "for empty cells show" and set it to 0 then empty but that did not work.
any Ideas???
Thanks
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Thanks for your time!