SUM depending on whether one of the columns has a value
hi  I'm trying to write a formula to calculate the "Over or Under Budget" column to show if we've over or under spent. If the "Reforecast Budget" column is $0 (meaning, there is no reforecast budget), then it should calculate "Original Budget  Projected Total Cost." But, if the Reforecast Budget column has a value, it should calculate "Reforecast Budget  Projected Total Cost." In other words, I want to calculate the over/under column on either the original budget OR the reforecast budget if there is one. Any idea how I can do this?
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Thanks very much for the answers! I actually saw John's reply first, and played with it a bit. What I finally came up with was actually closer to Aravind's solution. Thanks again for your replies....they are HUGELY helpful. This is what I used:
=IF([Reforecast Budget]@row>0, [Reforecast Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row, [Original Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row)
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Hi @bruceh
In the Over or Under Budget column, use this formula. =IF([Reforecast Budget]@row = 0, [Original Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row, [Reforecast Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row)
Thanks,
Aravind GP Principal Consultant
Atturra Data & Integration
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Try something like this:
IF(
OR(
value([Reforecast Budget]@row) = 0,ISBLANK([Reforecast Budget]@row)
),
[Reforecast Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row,
[Original Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row
)

Thanks very much for the answers! I actually saw John's reply first, and played with it a bit. What I finally came up with was actually closer to Aravind's solution. Thanks again for your replies....they are HUGELY helpful. This is what I used:
=IF([Reforecast Budget]@row>0, [Reforecast Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row, [Original Budget]@row  [Projected Total Cost]@row)
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