# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hi, I need one example for below condition If cell value Null/Zero how to move automatically to another cell which contains the value this will repeat when the value or condition ends till then it should work
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Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:52
Hi
User 17/08/2018 - 03:53
HI
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:53
Can you explain your requirement with an example
User 17/08/2018 - 03:53
Can i write it in the example
User 17/08/2018 - 03:53
Excel
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:53
yes
User 17/08/2018 - 03:53
Okay
User 17/08/2018 - 03:55
will able to see
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:55
yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:55
so what are you trying to achive with the formula
User 17/08/2018 - 03:55
Yes the cell which has Zero i need to ignore them and move to next cell
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:55
ok to do what?
User 17/08/2018 - 03:56
I need to take the avg of the values
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:56
you will have 0's or null?
User 17/08/2018 - 03:56
Both
User 17/08/2018 - 03:56
some time cell cotains null/0
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:56
hmm 1 min "Null" as in words or just blank with no data
User 17/08/2018 - 03:56
Blank
User 17/08/2018 - 03:57
And word also i need to know
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:57
hmm like B2 in the excel
User 17/08/2018 - 03:58
yes
User 17/08/2018 - 03:59
the actaul formula is comparision of current value for exaple D6 vs avg of past 5 values that is (D1 to D5)
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 03:59
1 min
User 17/08/2018 - 03:59
Okay
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:05
check column G
User 17/08/2018 - 04:06
k
User 17/08/2018 - 04:07
Okay
User 17/08/2018 - 04:07
This is fine
User 17/08/2018 - 04:08
i need some thing else
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:08
yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:09
you there
User 17/08/2018 - 04:09
If D2 is Null , in place of D2 D3 value should display but nwme should not chane it should remeain D2 only in header
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:11
we cannot write a formula in cell B2 to check its own values
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:11
since it will not have a value but only formula
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:11
now b2 is 19 right
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:11
i mean b1
User 17/08/2018 - 04:11
Yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:11
a2 =19 its a value
User 17/08/2018 - 04:11
yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:12
you can write a formula in another cell but not in a2
User 17/08/2018 - 04:12
Ha from B2
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:13
you cannot write a formula in B2 they have values
User 17/08/2018 - 04:13
i need to get, why bcz, I am takeing valuse from different Sheet
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:13
oh then it can be done not the same cell
User 17/08/2018 - 04:13
ther i dont have contues values some of them r blank and some of them are null so i need contues format
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:14
you need to give a better example of the data
User 17/08/2018 - 04:14
Okay i will give u
User 17/08/2018 - 04:14
can i share my data sheet
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:14
sure
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:14
just attach it here in the chat window
User 17/08/2018 - 04:14
so that u can have better understand
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:15
yes that would be better and you will not have to change the formula again
User 17/08/2018 - 04:16
I just attached can u plz check
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:16
sure
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:18
ok which tab
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:18
is your actual data and where do yo uwant to get it
User 17/08/2018 - 04:18
2 and 3rd tabs
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:19
Base Measures and Metrics - Sprint
User 17/08/2018 - 04:19
2 sheet is the base and in 3rd sheet i need to get the data
User 17/08/2018 - 04:19
yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:19
from which column to whcih colun
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:20
f5 onwards from c1 to down right?
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:20
so instead of =' Base Measures'!C10 you need a way to skip the 0's and null?
User 17/08/2018 - 04:20
yes
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:20
:) give me few min
User 17/08/2018 - 04:20
Okay
User 17/08/2018 - 04:22
In metrics- Sprint , F5 i need to display the sprint number that is htere in the base mesure that is starting form C10
User 17/08/2018 - 04:23
Like that i need contnuely without breaks in the Metrics sprint tab
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:23
yes 1 min building the formula so if sprint number is 0 or null you want to get the next one
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:23
right
User 17/08/2018 - 04:24
yes which we need to consider as a 2nd sprint like that contnuesly
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:30
still getting the formula
User 17/08/2018 - 04:30
k
User 17/08/2018 - 04:43
R u there ?
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:43
yes we need to transpose them as well thats where i'm stuck
User 17/08/2018 - 04:43
Okay
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:48
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:49
i have added a helper rows from A38
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:49
the problem is functions like offset and address cannot be used in array formula and we need array formula to get the next null cell
User 17/08/2018 - 04:49
Okay
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:50
so 1st 1 get all the non blank cells then transpose them
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:50
does the formula look good
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:50
you can hide those rows so that they aren't visible
User 17/08/2018 - 04:51
bALNS ARE NOT TAKING RIGHT
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:51
yes
User 17/08/2018 - 04:51
oKAY
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:51
they arent
User 17/08/2018 - 04:51
Tnq I wll see
Excelchat Expert 17/08/2018 - 04:51
you can see all blanks are ignored
User 17/08/2018 - 04:52
Okay Tnq So Much

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