Formula Question  Blank Needed for a Writein Value
Hi All,
I'm trying to write a formula that will return a blank value (or empty cell) that I can add a "writein" value  which will be different each time the blank occurs. Is there a way to do this, or does the blank that I'm asking for ultimately have to be "blank"?
=IF([Alpha3 Code]@row = "Other", "", IFERROR(VLOOKUP([Alpha3 Code]@row, {Country Codes Alpha2 & Alpha3 Range 1}, 2, false), ""))
Thanks in advance!
Answers

@Seatora The only way to do this, and use a column formula, is to create a second, helper column where the write in value goes. so the formula would be like this
=IF([Alpha3 Code]@row = "Other", [helpercolumn]@row, IFERROR(VLOOKUP([Alpha3 Code]@row, {Country Codes Alpha2 & Alpha3 Range 1}, 2, false), ""))

Hi @Seatora,
If you mean you want to go back into that cell and add in the "writein" value, you can't do that as you would overwrite the formula (in fact, it won't let you if it's a column formula).
One work around might be to put the writein value in a separate cell and reference that in the cases where it would have been black. It will still be blank until you add data to the other cell. Just a thought  untested.
Hope this helps,
Dave
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