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Is there a formula I can use so that when I'm creating a budget burndown, that if I don't have the actual numbers yet, that it will use the forecast instead?
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Assuming you want to pick up the value in the Forecast Burndown column same row if Actual  Cap is blank or calculate Actual when there is a value in the Actual  Cap column, then
=IF([Actual  Cap]@Row="",[Forecast Burndown]@row,[Forecast  Cap]@row[Actual  Cap]@row+[Forecast Burndown]@row)
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Assuming you want to pick up the value in the Forecast Burndown column same row if Actual  Cap is blank or calculate Actual when there is a value in the Actual  Cap column, then
=IF([Actual  Cap]@Row="",[Forecast Burndown]@row,[Forecast  Cap]@row[Actual  Cap]@row+[Forecast Burndown]@row)

Thank you!

This would do it....
=IF(ISBLANK([Actual Burndown]@row), [Forecast Burndown]@row, [Actual Burndown]@row)
BUT..... Is the value in the Actual Burndown column a formula or manually entered?
If it's manually entered, you could put the above formula in the blank cells, then just overwrite it with the manually entered value, when you have one.
If there's already a formula in Actual Burndown (perhaps totaling data from another sheet?), I would change the above formula to look like this:
=IF(originalformula<0, [Forecast Burndown]@row, originalformula)

I'm still stuck on this. I know it's got to be something so simple that I'm missing. But you can see that the blank rows are not calculating correctly.
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