How to account for blank cells in a complex formula

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Current formula:

=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN()) > 0, IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Red") > 0, "Red", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Yellow") > 0, "Yellow", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Green") > 0, "Green", IF(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Blue") > 0, "Blue")))))

What is the formula for the highlighted bullet?

Thank you so much!

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  • Mike TV
    Mike TV ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    @mbd_MCA

    COUNT, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS all ignore blank cells. You'll probably want to try something like:

    IF(OR(COUNTIFS(CHILDREN(), "Blue")>0, ISBLANK(CHILDREN()), "Green"

    You'll possibly need to fiddle with that some to get it working. I don't have access to your sheet or how you've set it up.

  • Brent Wilson
    Brent Wilson ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Also, COUNTIFS is used for multiple "AND" conditions. A COUNTIF would suffice since you are only asking it to count 1 parameter.

    Brent C. Wilson, P.Eng, PMP, Prince2

    Facilityy Professional Services Inc.

    http://www.facilityy.com

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