# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I cannot enter this formula into Excel. I get an error message asking for an apostrophe?IF(\$S2=0,"",IF(\$S2>0,RANK(\$S2,\$S\$2:\$S\$8000),RANK(\$S2,\$S\$2:\$S\$8000-COUNTIF(\$S\$2:\$S\$8000,0)))
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Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:17
Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel. I can help you with that problem.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:18
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User 01/10/2018 - 12:18
OK
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:19
Will you mind if you provide the file which you are applying this formula?
User 01/10/2018 - 12:20
I cant, company policy
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:20
Okay.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:21
A moment as I diagnose the formula...
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:27
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:27
I can see the formula has an error.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:27
The formula should be:
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:27
=IF(\$S2=0,"",IF(\$S2>0,RANK(\$S2,\$S\$2:\$S\$8000),RANK(\$S2,\$S\$2:\$S\$8000)-COUNTIF(\$S\$2:\$S\$8000,0)))
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:28
The second RANK function DID NOT have a closing parenthesis.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:28
Kindly check and confirm that it works fine.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:28
Thank you.
User 01/10/2018 - 12:29
Yes it works , brilliant , thank you.
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:29
Again
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:29
Excelchat Expert 01/10/2018 - 12:30
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