## How do I ignore blank cells in an if statement?

Let’s take an example and understand how you can ignore blank cells when performing calculations.

- Select the cell C2.
- Enter the formula =IF(AND(ISNUMBER(A2), ISNUMBER(B2)),A2*B2,” “)
- Press enter on the keyboard.
- The function will return 3 in cell C2, as both the cells contain numbers.

### How do you conditional format blank cells with formulas?

We can use the ISBLANK coupled with conditional formatting. For example, suppose we want to highlight the blank cells in the range A2:F9, we select the range and use a conditional formatting rule with the following formula: =ISBLANK(A2:F9).

#### How do I get Excel graphs to ignore blank cells?

How to skip blank cells while creating a chart in Excel?

- After creating the chart by the values, right click at the chart and click Select data form the popped context menu.
- Then in the Select Data Source dialog, click Hidden and Empty Cells, and in the Hidden and Empty Cells Settings dialog, check Zero option.

**Can I use conditional formatting to highlight blank cells?**

To highlight blank cells with Conditional Formatting, use the ISBLANK Function within a conditional formatting rule. Select the range you want to apply formatting to. In the Ribbon, select Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule.

**How do you not calculate ignore formula if cell is blank in Excel?**

Do not calculate or ignore formula if cell is blank in Excel

- =IF(Specific Cell<>””,Original Formula,””)
- In our case discussed at the beginning, we need to enter =IF(B2<>””,(TODAY()-B2)/365.25,””) into Cell C2, and then drag the Fill Handle to the range you need.

## How do I automatically color blank cells in Excel?

Click on the Format button to set the color fill for the highlighted cells.

- This will lead to a separate window for choosing the format. In the new Format Cells window, go to the Fill tab and select the color for highlighting the blank cells.
- Click on OK when done.

### How do you put 3 conditions in if Excel?

If you have to write an IF statement with 3 outcomes, then you only need to use one nested IF function. The first IF statement will handle the first outcome, while the second one will return the second and the third possible outcomes. Note: If you have Office 365 installed, then you can also use the new IFS function.

#### Can you put a formula in an if statement Excel?

It can be used as a worksheet function (WS) in Excel. As a worksheet function, the IF function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet. It is possible to nest multiple IF functions within one Excel formula. You can nest up to 7 IF functions to create a complex IF THEN ELSE statement.

**How do you shade a blank cell until something is entered in Excel?**

Select and Highlight Blank Cells in Excel

- Select the data.
- Press the F5 key. It will open the Go To dialog box.
- In the Go To dialog box, click on the Special button.
- In the Go To Special dialog box, select Blanks.
- Click OK.
- With all the blank cells selected, highlight these by giving it a cell color.

**How do you automatically color a cell in Excel when text is entered?**

Apply conditional formatting based on text in a cell

- Select the cells you want to apply conditional formatting to. Click the first cell in the range, and then drag to the last cell.
- Click HOME > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Text that Contains.
- Select the color format for the text, and click OK.