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How to count blank cells - formerly: Check if within a range of cells (a row) there is at least one blank cell [closed]

asked 2013-02-07 17:39:44 +0200

miromarchi gravatar image

updated 2015-10-21 15:37:58 +0200

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Hi there, I'm trying to find a formula to check if within each row there is at least one blank cell. Im using ISBLANK and OR.

If I do =OR(ISBLANK(A2),ISBLANK(B2),ISBLANK(C2)...) and it works but since my spreadsheet get till column FF, it is a very long formula and I would like to shorten it using ranges capabilities of libreoffice.

I've tried =OR(ISBLANK(A2):ISBLANK(FF2) but got an error E:502 I've tried =ISBLANK(A2:FF2) but got always FALSE

Anyone can help? Thanks so much miro

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answered 2013-02-07 23:35:03 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

I think the next formula can work.


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hey mariosv, your're great, this is even better than what i was thinking. Your way I get the sum of blank cells in a row, which is exactly what I need. This way I know who (row) has answered to most questions (columns) of the questionaire, and who answered to few. I have the numbers! Love it! thanks

miromarchi gravatar imagemiromarchi ( 2013-02-10 13:41:31 +0200 )edit

In order to better fit this answer with future questions I should append another title, which would be "How To Count Blank Cells".

miromarchi gravatar imagemiromarchi ( 2013-02-11 15:25:09 +0200 )edit

=COUNTBLANK(Range) is working as well, but only with a contiguous range I believe. For my purposes is working well. =countblank is also the same in excel, for who is coming from there.

miromarchi gravatar imagemiromarchi ( 2013-02-11 15:35:20 +0200 )edit

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