Hello, Can someone please tell me why this is giving me a 'formula parse error'?

=IF(ISBLANK(I6),ʺblankʺ,((((I6-I5)*2.3))+(((J6-J5)*0.26))))

Thanks.

Did you perhaps write the formula in Word? It's your smart quotes that Excel does not like.

and why all the parenthesis, this works just as well

=IF(ISBLANK(I6),"blank",((I6-I5)*2.3)+((J6-J5)*0.26))

MIKE

message edited by mmcconaghy

Many thanks for that. I had written the formula in Notepad. Didn't notice that!! :-)

Just curious... What version of Excel are you using? I get an error because of the quotes, but it's the generic "The formula you typed contains an error" message.

I don't recall ever seeing a "formula parse error" in any version I've ever used.

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I believe that the "formula parse error"is a Google incantation and is not native to Excel.MIKE

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The message that you entered is too short to be helpful. Please add more information before posting. It must be at least 4 words long.)Apparently we are not allowed to just says "Thanks". ;-)

message edited by DerbyDad03

Hi DerbyDad03, mmcconaghy In fact I was using the online version (Google Sheets).

Cheers

Thanks for the verification but... I don't think I would use the words "the online version (Google Sheets)" which implies that Google Sheets is an online version of Excel.

Google Sheets is indeed an on-line spreadsheet application, but it is certainly not Excel.

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