Performs division and returns alternate result or BLANK() on division by 0.


DIVIDE(<numerator>, <denominator> [,<alternateresult>])  


Term Definition
numerator The dividend or number to divide.
denominator The divisor or number to divide by.
alternateresult (Optional) The value returned when division by zero results in an error. When not provided, the default value is BLANK().

Return value

A decimal number.


Alternate result on divide by 0 must be a constant.


The following example returns 2.5.

= DIVIDE(5,2)  

Example 1

The following example returns BLANK.

= DIVIDE(5,0)  

Example 2

The following example returns 1.

= DIVIDE(5,0,1)  

See also

QUOTIENT function
Math and Trig functions