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20130801, 18:46 #1
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formula help and adding error
I am in need of help with a formula start with. My boss wants my sheet not to show all the zero's on the sheet. I do not know how to write a formula that hides the Zero's on the sheet if they are not in use.
My second issue is that when I put 22.5 in the FLSA line it automatically rounds up and we need the exact number to be in the cell and total up with out rounding up. I have attached the sheet any help would be much appreciated.
Third issue: My boss wants me to write a formula for meal allowances where I can put an X in the cell and the formula will add up and total the X's. Is there a simple formula for this that will not show a zero if unused?
I am using Excell 2010
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DaleLast edited by Dale2013; 20130801 at 18:59.

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First, Q28 is a circular reference and should not be: =SUM(J28:Q28) but probably be: =SUM(J28:P28)
Hiding Zeros: one way would be to go to: File, Options, Advanced and scroll about half way down and uncheck "show a zero in cells that have a zero value"
FLSA line: From the Home tab, in the Number Group, either increase the number of decimal places in the cells where you want to show 1 or more places, or click on the dialog box option and change the format to have 1 place (or whatever).
Counting X's: I thought the earlier attachment counted X's and multiplied by the allowance, but that seems to have been removed. In I23, for breakfast @ $11, you could write: =countif(B23:H23,"x") and you'll get a count of the X's.
You could write: =11*countif(B23:H23,"x") and have the count of X's multiplied by $11.
If you've set the option to not display zeros, then if there are no x's, the zero won't display.
Is this what you want for the meals?

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Perfect thanks a ton

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