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looking for an Iferror formula that will bring back a blank value if a date is not listed. Currently using the following but want to add an Iferror statement: =TEXT(H2,"DDDD"). H2 is the raw date ex. 2/8/18. I tried =IFERROR(TEXT(H2,"DDDD"),"") but it keeps returning "saturday" instead of a blank cell. Any help is appreciated.

Solved by F. Q. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:38

Hello! Welcome to Excel Chat.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:39

Good Morning

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:40

Morning. How may I help you with?

User
08/02/2018 - 12:40

having issues with an iferror statement returning a name instead of a blank cell

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:40

As I understand you want to check if a cell has date or not. If it has a date then it should return date, else cell should be blank.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:40

correct

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:40

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:41

Let me think of a solution for you. Give me few moments please.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:41

ok

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:44

The function is checking for date correctly, I need to apply your IF condition to it.

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:47

Please see the cell B2 with the required formula.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:47

let me try it one second please

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:47

Sure. Once you verify that, I will explain it.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:49

this isn't what I am looking for, let me provide you a better example

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:49

Ok.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:51

does this make more sence

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:51

So in cell E4 you want a blank value as D4 is blank or not a date.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:51

my spreadsheet will have some cells without a date and I don't want the day of the week populating and just reflecting a blank cell

User
08/02/2018 - 12:52

correct

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:52

OK. Let me modify the formula.

User
08/02/2018 - 12:52

Thanks for your help

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:53

Please see my formula in B1 cell now.

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:53

I am glad that I could help you today.

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:53

Hope to see here again soon.

Excelchat Expert
08/02/2018 - 12:53

I would like to explain the solution if you have time.