Show Only Positive Values

This post will guide you how to show only positive values in an excel formula. How to show formula result only if it is a positive value in excel. Is there a way to have a formula return only positive numbers in excel.

Show Only Positive Values


Assuming that you have a list of data, and you want to sum the range of cells A1:C5 and if the summation result is greater than 0 or is a positive number, then display this result. Otherwise, display as a blank cell.

You can create a formula based on the IF function, and the SUM function to sum all values in the range A1:C5 and just show only positive values. Like this:

=IF(SUM(A1:C1)<0, "",SUM(A1:C1))

Type this formula into the formula box of the cell D1, then drag AutoFill Handler over other cells to apply this formula.

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You will see that the returned results of this formula only show positive values.

Related Functions


  • Excel SUM function
    The Excel SUM function will adds all numbers in a range of cells and returns the sum of these values. You can add individual values, cell references or ranges in excel.The syntax of the SUM function is as below:= SUM(number1,[number2],…)…
  • Excel IF function
    The Excel IF function perform a logical test to return one value if the condition is TRUE and return another value if the condition is FALSE. The IF function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Logical Function.The syntax of the IF function is as below:= IF (condition, [true_value], [false_value])….
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