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20011221, 08:43 #1
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Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
I have a very large worksheet of data (i. e. 10x750) that in some cells contain zeros. When I go to ToolsOptionsView and uncheck the Zero Values box, it doesn't seem to have any effect, and, as a result, when I try and find, say, the minimum value of all of the entries in a particular column, intending to ignore the zero values, the function (i. e., min(a1:a750)) seems to accept the zero values, and returns as the minimum a zero value. What I would like the function to do is look at all of the values in the range a1:a750, ignoring the zero values, and then return the minimum value. Any help?
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Whether or not zero is being displayed, as long as it has been entered in a cell, Excel will recognise it as a value.
Try =small(a1:a750,2). This will pick up the next smallest value after 0.Grüße

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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Unk,
Doesn't seem to work for me. Can you give me a spreadsheet examplethe spreadsheet I am working on exceeded the file limits for posting here.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
It works for me. The formula is in A11 in the attached workbook.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Try this.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Why doesn't it work with the attached?

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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
It does actually work on your worksheet. The second smallest value is 0 as is the 12th. Use the following :<pre> =SMALL(E1:E35,COUNTIF(E1:E35,0)+1)</pre>
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Thanks to allI didn't make myself clear that there were multiple cells with zero values!
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Regret I missed out crucial step. You first need to eliminate all the zero values in the column by using COUNTIF. You then set SMALL to pick up COUNTIF+1. See the attached.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
jkirk,
Suppose the range in question is A1:A10. Type the following formula and enter it by typing Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of just Enter. The minimum will be calculated, disregarding zeros, regardless of how many zeros there are:
<pre>=MIN(IF(A1:A10<>0,A1:A10,""))
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In the formula bar, it will look like this:
<pre>{=MIN(IF(A1:A10<>0,A1:A10,""))}
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Jim,
Perhaps you could provide an example spreadsheetwhen I try to do what you direct, I can't seem to get it to work.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Jim's array formula is working in the attachment.
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Re: Displaying Zero Values (Or 'Undisplaying') (2000)
Thanks John, I just got back from Vacation