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I'm trying to set up a budget where my last column shows what's left in my account in every cell from F6 to F30. I want the cell to only show it's value if another cell on the same row has a value.


If B6 is not empty, show the value of cell F6, leaving the rest of the cells in column F blank until they are summed up.The value in F6 is a formula from a different spreadsheet (=DATA!AH6).

I have tried =IF(B6="";"";"=DATA!AH6"), but it shows the text 'DATA!AH6', and not the value.

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Uhh @Tia, you might want to vote up and accept my answer if you feel it was helpful or it worked – YatharthROCK Aug 20 '12 at 8:58
Thank you. Can't get it to work in my sheet, but trying ; instead of , and with and without quotatinmarks. – Tia Aug 20 '12 at 9:54
Are you sure about using semicolons? I've only seen commas till now. – YatharthROCK Aug 20 '12 at 9:56
I'm using an european version of 2007, and not really able to find my way around it as I'm used to an english version of 2010. – Tia Aug 20 '12 at 10:10
Btw, how do I vote/accept? – Tia Aug 20 '12 at 10:10
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Add =DATA!AH6 w/o the quotes. Your formula should now look like


This worked for me:

   A   B   ...
1 100 200
2  1  =IF(A2="1",SUM(A1:B1),"")
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