Why Am I getting a #VALUE! Display in Cell

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I'm not sure why I'm getting the "#VALUE!" displaying in a cell with the formula =IF(ISBLANK(B8),"",C8-B8).   Cell B8 is blank, so the value of the cell that is giving me the error should be blank as well but instead its throwing an error.  I'm not sure why.

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best response confirmed by JBLT77 (Frequent Contributor)




That actually worked. Not sure why the ISBLANK function didn’t work.


Perhaps B8 contains a formula that returns an empty string "".

ISBLANK returns FALSE for cells containing a formula, even if that formula returns "".