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I am trying to do a calc like =IF(BH2>0, Z2/BH2, 1). But if BH2 shows "Bad" because the data in BH2 was not found, then the calc shows as #VALUE!

I'd like to have the calc show as 1 in this case. How can I do this?

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Amit -

I can't say I am getting the same error you are; however, any time you want to avoid a #VALUE or any other #-error from messing up your calculation, use the IFERROR() function as a sleeve:

=IFERROR(IF(BH2>0,Z2/BH2,1),1)   
Which means, if this function returns an error just use this (1).

Hope this helps - Andrea
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