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    Does anyone know if there is a formula that will create a hyperlink in excel, only if a file exists?

    I am working on a business inventory list where the products are listed in column A and i have a hyperlink in column B so that I can easily see a picture of the item as needed. However, as new items come in and the product list changes I am having a difficult time keeping track of what I have or don't have a picture of. The current hyperlink formula i am using =HYPERLINK(....\11217-00068.jpg,"Picture") shows picture whether or not there is actually a picture. I would love for it to say "No Pic" if there is no picture. All the pictures are located in one big folder on my computer

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Hi there,

    You need to resort to VBA to do this, but yes, I have a Use Defined Function for that. You can find it here:

    Drop that code in a standard VBA module, then you can call it from the worksheet as =IF(FileFolderExists(A1),"","No Pic!)

    Let us know if you need help implementing it at all.
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