# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need a simple solution Bank balance - 7000 (1) Less unpresented Cheques - 500 (2) Add cheques lodged not credited - 200 (3) Total - 6700 (formula = 1+2-3 However if 2 is made 0 the total shows an error. Can we do a IF formula for the same please?
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Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:24
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User 17/12/2017 - 11:25
Hi when I change the 500 to zero the total shows an error. Is there an IF formula for the same please?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:25
I will share the solution with you through an excel Sheet
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:25
Here is the sheet
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:27
is this what you want?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:27
Change C4 to 0
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:27
C8 will show Error
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:28
Are you there?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:30
Hello Sir are you there?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:30
Hi it is not working. When I change 500 to 0 it shows an error
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:30
Please perform that on the sheet and show me
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:30
It shouldn't show an error
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:30
In the sheet it doesn't show an erro
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:31
Right?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:31
in your sheet also it is showing an error when I change 500 to 0
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:31
Sir , in the sheet you uploaded and I do not see an error
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:32
Can you make the cellC4 = 0
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:32
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:32
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:32
I will change Cell C4 to but Total will be 6800
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
See the value got changed to 6800
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
Now changing back to 500
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
Now the Total shows 74300
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
7300
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
Do you get it?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:33
=C2+C4-C6 will never show error when C4 = 0
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:34
Also try =SUM(A2,B2)-C2
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:35
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:35
Thanks
User 17/12/2017 - 11:35
Much appreciated
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:35
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:35
No, thanks
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:35
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Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:38
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User 17/12/2017 - 11:38
Hi one more query, if there are two deductions what do you do please in the SUm formula
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:38
=C2-C4-C6
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:39
Are you talking something like the above formula?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:39
Please show me through the preview window
User 17/12/2017 - 11:39
= Sum(A2,B2)-C2-D2
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:39
Yes this should work
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:40
=SUM(C2,C4)-C6-C7
User 17/12/2017 - 11:42
=IF(B2>0,A2+B2-C2,"Error")
User 17/12/2017 - 11:42
Is this formula correct as well?
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:42
Nope this is a different formula
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:43
This will be of no use to you in this current scenario
User 17/12/2017 - 11:43
Thanks
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:43
You are welcome !
User 17/12/2017 - 11:43
The SUM formula seems fine
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:43
Yes interesting formula
User 17/12/2017 - 11:44
Many thanks and have a nice day!
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:44
For every cells you want to add , use the cell number within the brackets
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:44
Thank you Sir
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:44
Have a nice day to you too!
User 17/12/2017 - 11:44
Tell me more about the brackets
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:44
=SUM(A1,A2,A3) will sum A1 A2 and A3
User 17/12/2017 - 11:45
Yes
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:45
SImilarly =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4) will sum A1,A2,A3,A4
User 17/12/2017 - 11:45
and if there are 4 deductions
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:46
In the same way as in =SUM(C2,C4)-C6-C7
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:46
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:46
The series would continue to include four deductions
User 17/12/2017 - 11:47
=SUM(c2,c4)-(c6,c7) will this work
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:47
Definiterly
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:47
It will not work
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:48
As the bracket is for use with functions only
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:48
for C6,C7 you are not declaring any function in the same way you are doing for =SUM(C2,C4)
User 17/12/2017 - 11:48
and if C6 is changed to 0 will the formula still work
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:48
Yes it will still work
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:49
Nothing changes for 0
User 17/12/2017 - 11:49
Thanks my friend
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:49
Thank you for choosing Excel Chat
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:50
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:51
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:51
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:51
User 17/12/2017 - 11:52
Can you please give me a simple formula for the debits credits
User 17/12/2017 - 11:52
IF formula
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:52
What formula
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:52
IF formula doesn't work everywhere
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:52
What formula do you need?
User 17/12/2017 - 11:53
If it is debit it is minus and if it is credit add
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:53
The formatting is not correct and no formula will work in the way you have formatted the debits credit total table
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:54
I will try formatting your table
User 17/12/2017 - 11:57
=IF(B3>0,D2-B3+C3,D2+C3)
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:57
It will work for a single cell
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:57
But not in the way for Total Column
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:58
Where do you want to put the above formula in
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:58
Show me in the document preview window
User 17/12/2017 - 11:58
in the total column
Excelchat Expert 17/12/2017 - 11:59
Please show me in document preview
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:04
I got a solution
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:07
Please check the formula I have used
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:07
=IF(ISBLANK(J6),I6,J6)
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:08
In the first row I have used this
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:08
=IF(ISBLANK(J7),K6-I7,K6+J7)
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:08
In the second row I have used this
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:09
Are you there?
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:09
User 18/12/2017 - 12:09
yes
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:09
Do you want me to check the formula?
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:09
Or is it fine?
User 18/12/2017 - 12:09
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:09
Also inform me whether you understood the formula
User 18/12/2017 - 12:09
No
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:10
The formula is fine and working in sync with your manual calculations
User 18/12/2017 - 12:11
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:11
I am working int document preview window only
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:11
User 18/12/2017 - 12:12
i cannot see any formulas on the preview sheet
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:12
Check Column L you will find the formulaes listed there
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:12
You need to double click to see formulaes
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:12
Check Column L
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:12
Double click to see formula
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:12
anyways I have mentioned the formulae above right?
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:15
Formulae in Column E to
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:15
Simply drag the formula downwards to work for more entries in table
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:15
Are you able to follow?
User 18/12/2017 - 12:15
How do I save the preview sheet
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:16
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:16
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:16
Alternatively I can send you the sheet
User 18/12/2017 - 12:16
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:16
Here you go
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:18
Does that work for you?
User 18/12/2017 - 12:18
Thanks a ton
User 18/12/2017 - 12:18
Great help!
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:18
You are welcome
User 18/12/2017 - 12:18
Bye
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:18
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 18/12/2017 - 12:18
No thanks
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:18
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User 18/12/2017 - 12:18
You too!
Excelchat Expert 18/12/2017 - 12:19
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