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MS Excel 2003: Formula based on whether a cell has a value

This Excel tutorial explains how to create a formula based on whether a cell has a value in Excel 2003 and older versions (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question:I'm trying to create a formula in Microsoft Excel 2003/XP/2000/97 that would do the following:

If cell B1 has no value, then the result would be the value located in cell A1.
If cell B1 has a value, then the result would be cell B1+10.

How would I do this?

Answer: You should be able to create this formula using a combination of the If function and the IsBlank function.

The formula that you would use is:

=IF(ISBLANK(B1),A1,B1+10)

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Based on the example spreadsheet above, the formula would return 13. Since cell B1 has no value, the formula returns the value located in cell A1 which is 13.

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Based on the example spreadsheet above, the formula would return 88. Since cell B1 does have a value, the formula returns B1+10.