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Excel scatter graph line only "connects data points with line" even with #N/A in the source cells. I have tried using different scatter graph line types but all interpolate the data over the ranges where #N/A is returned in the source cell using the N/A() function. I have "show empty cells shown as gaps" selected.

Any bright ideas!?

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Your formula can return NA() or "", but neither is interpreted as a blank cell: one's an error value, and the other is a short text string. The marker for NA() is omitted, and the line connects points on either side of the NA(). A marker for "" is placed at zero, since Excel interprets text as zero.

You have to manually or programmatically delete the contents of a cell in order for the chart to consider it a blank cell. Or you could manually or programmatically format the connecting line that spans the non-blank cell to use "no line".

Not the bright idea you wanted, but these are the best I've ever come across.

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