How to Check if a Cell is Empty with ISBLANK in Excel
How to Check if a Cell is Empty with ISBLANK in Excel:To check if a cell is empty in Excel, you can use the ISBLANK function with the cell reference as the argument, such as “=ISBLANK(A1)”. This will determine whether the cell is empty or not. You can combine it with other functions to perform actions based on the result.
What is the ISBLANK function in Microsoft Excel?
The ISBLANK function in Excel allows you to check whether a specified cell is empty. If the cell is empty, the function will return a TRUE value. If the cell is not empty, you will receive a FALSE value. You can use these values with other Excel functions, such as IF, to perform actions on or respond to empty and non-empty cells.
The syntax of the ISBLANK function is:
Here, value refers to the cell reference of the cell you want to check. So, if you want to check if cell A1 is empty, you would insert A1 in place of the value.
Excel also provides other functions to work with empty cells, such as the COUNTBLANK function, which gives you the count of empty cells within a specified range. If you know a cell is empty but want to determine what type of value it contains, you can use functions like ISNUMBER to check if a specified cell contains any numbers or ISTEXT to check if a cell contains a text value.
Checking if a Cell is Empty with Excel’s ISBLANK Function
To use the function, first open your spreadsheet in the Excel application and click on the cell where you want to display the result of the function.
In the selected cell, enter the following formula and press Enter. In this function, replace C2 with the cell you want to check.
To use the function for all your records in the spreadsheet, from the bottom-right corner of the cell where you entered the function, drag down to cover all your rows.
Now you know which cells are empty and which are not in your spreadsheet.
Performing an Action based on Empty or Non-Empty Cell
Typically, you may want to perform an action depending on the status of your cell. You might want to display a message with specific content when your cell is empty and a different content when it is not.
To do that, combine the ISBLANK function with Excel’s IF function.
First, open your spreadsheet in Excel. Then, click on the cell where you want to display the result of the function.
In the selected cell, enter the following formula and press Enter. Here, replace C2 with the cell you want to check (whether it’s empty or not), replace “Sale Not Made” with the text you want to use if the cell is empty, and replace “Sale Made” with the text if the cell is not empty.
=IF(ISBLANK(C2),"Sale Not Made","Sale Made")
To use the function for all your records in the spreadsheet, from the bottom-right corner of the cell where you entered the function, drag down to include all your records.
And now you have displayed the selected text for empty and non-empty cells.