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Excel formula.

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Here again for help,

I am struggling with a formula and hoped that there is someone out there who can help.

I want to count column A in Column C every time it has a Value, I also want to add column B when A & B has a value, however if cell B has a Value but A does not I want to lave cell C empty. does anyone have any ideas ?

I have attached where I am up to at moment. any assistance as always is gratefully received.

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Hi Dennis,

From the spread sheet you provided, I believe that the formula you want in Cell 'C' is:

=IF(A3="","",(SUM(A3,B3)))

This checks if Cell A has a value, and if not, leaves Cell C blank.
If Cell A has a value then it adds Cell A to Cell B.

Please send me a pm if you have any questions on this.

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Adrian,

Thanks fantastic thank you very much.
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How do you all manage to learn excel tools and formulas? I get so caught up on excel in work, i wish i could do some of the things above and even more...
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Hi Dennis,

No problem, glad to be able to help.
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YoungNick wrote:How do you all manage to learn excel tools and formulas? I get so caught up on excel in work, i wish i could do some of the things above and even more...
I found Excel to be really difficult until I was thrown into it, needing to create a spreadsheet for training with conditional formatting for dates, percentages of staff trained, etc. and different training and periods for refresh.

Finally managed it with lots of help from Google but it needed hidden cells and resulted in lots of pulling of hair (as shown to the right). ;)

Stick with it and feel free to ask if, like Dennis, you have a particular problem.
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Nick,

I learnt the majority of it the hard way, by trial and error, and using the help system in Excel, but it is worth pursuing if you have a specific task.

As Shayne has said, if you have any questions, please post them here, or feel free to drop me a pm, but I don't normally manage to get onto the site until late on in the day (due to working a late shift), so it may be a while before I pick up the post or message.

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ShaneJ,

What you mentioned there is exactly what I am trying to do right now. I don't suppose you know of any youtube tutorials that explains this?

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Will ...send me a PM with what you're trying to achieve and an email addy and I'll see if I can help.

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Half-decent MS Excel skills are a very useful skill to have. They can be a massive timesaver in the long run, and are well worth learning.

I've got friends who have completed courses on Excel, but personally I've just picked up bits as I've needed them, usually starting with an 'I wonder if it can…?' thought, and resulting in about 5 minutes of research to confirm that it can and then about 2 hours of messing about to work out where my missing speech mark of bracket is.

The help function should be your first go-to. Help functions have traditionally been next to useless, but they've gotten a lot better. Failing that, a Google search will find what you are looking for (providing you can describe it!) in no time.
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