# Re: IF Statement syntax

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4 - Data Explorer

Hello, maybe this is not even possible, but if it is, what would be the proper syntax for this ?

IF(VALUE({Total Rate 6})) >0, VALUE({Total Rate 6}), Blank()

This field is showing the data of another column called "Total Rate 6", but i want it to be blank if the amount is 0(zero)
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5 - Automation Enthusiast
*you have a parenthisis at the wrong spot, that this snippet:

IF(VALUE({Total Rate 6}) >0, VALUE({Total Rate 6}), "")
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5 - Automation Enthusiast

just use this "" for the else portion.

4 - Data Explorer

hmm, still says invalid

5 - Automation Enthusiast
*you have a parenthisis at the wrong spot, that this snippet:

IF(VALUE({Total Rate 6}) >0, VALUE({Total Rate 6}), "")
4 - Data Explorer

Thank you!!! that worked

11 - Venus

Hey @dpnetwork

``````IF(
VALUE({Total Rate 6})) > 0,
VALUE({Total Rate 6}),
Blank()
)``````

The first VALUE() function has a trailing open parentheses hanging on the end of it. The second syntax violation is the "Blank()" function. Whenever you invoke a function, you'll want to be sure to capitalize the function.

Here are a few syntax valid versions and permutations of your formula:

``````IF(
VALUE({Total Rate 6}),
VALUE({Total Rate 6})
)``````
``````IF(
{Total Rate 6},
{Total Rate 6}
)``````
``````IF(
{Total Rate 6},
{Total Rate 6},
""
)``````

I have historically found that the BLANK() function isn't always predictable. It generally doesn't have much usage in practice besides maybe making beefier formulas a bit more readable, but even then, they can make debugging a large formula rather difficult at times.