IF is one of the most popular and useful functions in Excel. You use an IF statement to test a condition and to return one value if the condition is met, and another value if the condition is not met.
In this tutorial, we are going to learn the syntax and common usages of Excel IF function, and then will have a closer look at formula examples that will hopefully prove helpful both to beginners and experienced users.
The IF function is one of logical functions that evaluates a certain condition and returns the value you specify if the condition is TRUE, and another value if the condition is FALSE.
The syntax for IF is as follows:
As you see, the IF function has 3 arguments, but only the first one is obligatory, the other two are optional.
For example, your logical test can be expressed as or B1="sold", B1<12/1/2014, B1=10 or B1>10.
For example, the following formula will return the text "Good" if a value in cell B1 is greater than 10: =IF(B1>10, "Good")
For example, if you add "Bad" as the third parameter to the above formula, it will return the text "Good" if a value in cell B1 is greater than 10, otherwise, it will return "Bad": =IF(B1>10, "Good", "Bad")
Though the last two parameters of the IF function are optional, your formula may produce unexpected results if you don't know the underlying logic beneath the hood.
If the value_if_true argument is omitted (i.e. there is only a comma following logical_test), the IF function returns zero (0) when the condition is met. Here is an example of such a formula:
=IF(B1>10,, "Bad")
In case you don't want your Excel IF statement to display any value when the condition is met, enter double quotes ("") in the second parameter, like this: =IF(B1>10, "", "Bad")
. Technically, in this case the formula returns an empty string, which is invisible to the user but perceivable to other functions.
The following screenshot demonstrates the above approaches in action, and the second one seems to be more sensible:
If you don't care what happens when the specified condition is not met, you can omit the 3rd parameter in your formulas, which will result in the following.
If the logical test evaluates to FALSE and the value_if_false
parameter is omitted (there is just a closing bracket after the value_if_true
argument), the IF function returns the logical value FALSE. It's a bit unexpected, isn't it? Here is an example of such a formula: =IF(B1>10, "Good")
Putting a comma after the value_if_true argument forces your IF statement to return 0, which doesn't make much sense either: =IF(B1>10, "Good",)
And again, the most reasonable approach is to put "" in the third argument, in this case you will have empty cells when the condition is not met: =IF(B1>10, "Good", "")
For your Excel IF formula to display the logical values TRUE and FALSE when the specified condition is met and not met, respectively, type TRUE in the value_if_true
argument. The value_if_false
parameter can be FALSE or omitted. Here's a formula example:
=IF(B1>10, TRUE, FALSE)
or
=IF(B1>10, TRUE)
If you want "TRUE" and "FALSE" to be usual text values, enclose them in "double quotes". In this case, the returned values will be aligned left and formatted as General. No Excel formula will recognize such "TRUE" and "FALSE" text as logical values.
Instead of returning certain values, you can get your IF formula to test the specified condition, perform a corresponding math operation and return a value based on the result. You do this by using arithmetic operators or other functions in the value_if_true
and /or value_if_false
arguments. Here are just a couple of formula examples:
Example 1: =IF(A1>B1, C3*10, C3*5)
The formula compares the values in cells A1 and B1, and if A1 is greater than B1, it multiplies the value in cell C3 by 10, by 5 otherwise.
Example 2: =IF(A1<>B1, SUM(A1:D1), "")
The formula compares the values in cells A1 and B1, and if A1 is not equal to B1, the formula returns the sum of values in cells A1:D1, an empty string otherwise.
Now that you are familiar with the IF function's syntax, let's look at some formula examples and learn how to use it in reallife scenarios.
The use of the IF function with numeric values is based on using different comparison operators to express your conditions. You will find the full list of logical operators illustrated with formula examples in the table below.
Condition  Operator  Formula Example  Description 
Greater than  >  =IF(A2>5, "OK",) 
If the number in cell A2 is greater than 5, the formula returns "OK"; otherwise 0 is returned. 
Less than  <  =IF(A2<5, "OK", "") 
If the number in cell A2 is less than 5, the formula returns "OK"; an empty string otherwise. 
Equal to  =  =IF(A2=5, "OK", "Wrong number") 
If the number in cell A2 is equal to 5, the formula returns "OK"; otherwise the function displays "Wrong number". 
Not equal to  <>  =IF(A2<>5, "Wrong number", "OK") 
If the number in cell A2 is not equal to 5, the formula returns "Wrong number "; otherwise  "OK". 
Greater than or equal to  >=  =IF(A2>=5, "OK", "Poor") 
If the number in cell A2 is greater than or equal to 5, the formula returns "OK"; otherwise  "Poor". 
Less than or equal to  <=  =IF(A2<=5, "OK", "") 
If the number in cell A2 is less than or equal to 5, the formula returns "OK"; an empty string otherwise. 
The screenshot below demonstrates the IF formula with the "Greater than or equal to" logical operator in action:
Generally, you write an IF statement with text using either "equal to" or "not equal to" operator, as demonstrated in a couple of IF examples that follow.
Like the overwhelming majority of functions, IF is caseinsensitive by default. What it means for you is that logical tests for text values do not recognize case in usual IF formulas.
For example, the following IF formula returns either "Yes" or "No" based on the "Delivery Status" (column C):
=IF(C2="delivered", "No", "Yes")
Translated into plain English, the formula tells Excel to return "No" if a cell in column C contains the word "Delivered", otherwise return "Yes". At that, it does not really matter how you type the word "Delivered" in the logical_test argument  "delivered", "Delivered", or "DELIVERED". Nor does it matter whether the word "Delivered" is in lowercase or uppercase in the source table, as illustrated in the screenshot below.
Another way to achieve exactly the same result is to use the "not equal to" operator and swap the value_if_true and value_if_false arguments:
=IF(C2<>"delivered", "Yes", "No")
If you want a casesensitive logical test, use the IF function in combination with EXACT that compares two text strings and returns TRUE if the strings are exactly the same, otherwise it returns FALSE. The EXACT functions is casesensitive, though it ignores formatting differences.
You use IF with EXACT in this way:
=IF(EXACT(C2,"DELIVERED"), "No", "Yes")
Where C is the column to which your logical test applies and "DELIVERED" is the casesensitive text value that needs to be matched exactly.
Naturally, you can also use a cell reference rather than a text value in the 2^{nd} argument of the EXACT function, if you want to.
If you want to base your condition on a partial match rather than exact match, an immediate solution that comes to mind is using wildcard characters (* or ?) in the logical_test argument. However, this simple and obvious approach won't work. Many functions accept wildcards, but regrettably IF is not one of them.
A solution is to use IF in combination with ISNUMBER and SEARCH (caseinsensitive) or FIND (casesensitive) functions.
For example, if No action is required both for "Delivered" and "Out for delivery" items, the following formula will work a treat:
=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("deliv",C2)), "No", "Yes")
We've used the SEARCH function in the above formula since a caseinsensitive match suits better for our data. If you want a casesensitive match, simply replace SEARCH with FIND in this way:
At first sight, it may seem that IF formulas for dates are identical to IF statements for numeric and text values that we've just discussed. Regrettably, it is not so.
Unlike many other Excel functions, IF cannot recognize dates and interprets them as mere text strings, which is why you cannot express your logical test simply as >"11/19/2014" or >11/19/2014. Neither of the above arguments is correct, alas.
To make the IF function recognize a date in your logical test as a date, you have to wrap it in the DATEVALUE function, like this DATEVALUE("11/19/2014"). The complete IF formula may take the following shape:
=IF(C2<DATEVALUE("11/19/2014"), "Completed", "Coming soon")
As illustrated in the screenshot below, this IF formula evaluates the dates in column C and returns "Completed" if a game was played before Nov11. Otherwise, the formula returns "Coming soon".
In case you base your condition on the current date, you can use the TODAY() function in the logical_test argument of your IF formula. For example:
=IF(C2<DATEVALUE("11/19/2014"), "Completed", "Coming soon")
Naturally, the Excel IF function can understand more complex logical tests, as demonstrated in the next example.
Suppose, you want to mark only the dates that occur in more than 30 days from now. In this case, you can express the logical_test argument as A2TODAY()>30. The complete IF formula may be as follows:
=IF(A2TODAY()>30, "Future date", "")
To point out past dates that occurred more than 30 days ago, you can use the following IF formula:
=IF(TODAY()A2>30, "Past date", "")
If you want to have both indications in one column, you will need to use a nested IF function like this:
=IF(A2TODAY()>30, "Future date", IF(TODAY()A2>30, "Past date", ""))
If you want to somehow mark your data based on a certain cell(s) being empty or not empty, you can either:
The table below explains the difference between these two approaches and provides formula example.
Logical test  Description  Formula Example  
Blank cells  =""  Evaluates to TRUE if a specified cell is visually empty, including cells with zero length strings.
Otherwise, evaluates to FALSE. 
=IF(A1="", 0, 1)
Returns 0 if A1 is visually blank. Otherwise returns 1. If A1 contains an empty string, the formula returns 0. 
ISBLANK()  Evaluates to TRUE is a specified cell contains absolutely nothing  no formula, no empty string returned by some other formula.
Otherwise, evaluates to FALSE. 
=IF(ISBLANK(A1), 0, 1)
Returns the results identical to the above formula but treats cells with zero length strings as nonblank cells. That is, if A1 contains an empty string, the formula returns 1. 

Nonblank cells  <>""  Evaluates to TRUE if a specified cell contains some data. Otherwise, evaluates to FALSE.
Cells with zero length strings are considered blank. 
=IF(A1<>"", 1, 0)
Returns 1 if A1 is nonblank; otherwise returns 0. If A1 contains an empty string, the formula returns 0. 
ISBLANK()=FALSE  Evaluates to TRUE if a specified cell is not empty. Otherwise, evaluates to FALSE.
Cells with zero length strings are considered nonblank. 
=IF(ISBLANK(A1)=FALSE, 0, 1)
Works the same as the above formula, but returns 1 if A1 contains an empty string. 
The following example demonstrates blank / nonblank logical test in action.
Suppose, you have a date in column C only if a corresponding game (column B) was played. Then, you can use either of the following IF formulas to mark completed games:
=IF($C2<>"", "Completed", "")
=IF(ISBLANK($C2)=FALSE, "Completed", "")
Since there are no zerolength strings in our table, both formulas will return identical results:
Hopefully, the above examples have helped you understand the general logic of the IF function. In practice, however, you would often want a single IF formula to check multiple conditions, and our next article will show you how to tackle this task. In addition, we will also explore nested IF functions, array IF formulas, IFEFFOR and IFNA functions and more. Please stay tuned and thank you for reading!
3,900 responses to "Using IF function in Excel: formulas for numbers, text, dates, blank cells"
Hi Alexander,
I am trying to get a Region based on two condtions: Animal and Month.
You choose animal in I3 and month in K3.
The list of animals is in D6:D15, the list of months is in E6:E15, the list of regions is in F6:F15.
Multiple animals and months can appear at the same time, in two different regions.
However, the code I am trying to enter does not return the region as I want.
=IF(AND(D6:D15=I3;E6:E15=K3);"ok";"fail")
It's a rather simple code, but I just can't seem to get it to work.
Hope you have an idea. Thanks! :)
Hello!
I recommend reading in this article how to use the INDEX and MATCH functions to search with multiple criteria.
hello,
i want to know the formula to calculate the diffrence in time to calculate lateness for staff.
time in is 07:30 am
time out is 17:00 on monday only
time out is 16:45 tuesday to friday
how can i calculate the overtime, lateness and for the early out.
can you please provide me a formula.
thanks in advance
Regards,
Krish
Hello!
Use the information in this manual to calculate reconciliation, late hours, and early exit times.
please I have a challenge using multiple IFS formula when dealing with strings, it returns parse error or #error. the example below:
=IFS(J4>="ON","NOT APPLICABLE",[(J4>="FT","ENUGU DISCO")],[(J4>="LS","ENUGU DISCO")],[(J4>="PG","ENUGU DISCO")],[(J4>="TP","TSP")])
Unfortunately, without seeing your data it hard to give you advice.
Remove all extra brackets.
=IFS(J4>="ON","NOT APPLICABLE",J4>="FT","ENUGU DISCO", J4>="LS","ENUGU DISCO",J4>="PG", "ENUGU DISCO",J4>="TP","TSP")
Maybe it will help
OK, I MADE A HEAD WAY AROUND IT, I APPRETIATE SIR.
THIS SYNTAX BELOW FINALLY WORKED FOR ME:
=IFERROR(IF(J26="ON","ENUGU DISCO",IF(J26="FT","ENUGU DISCO",IF(J26="LS","ENUGU DISCO",IF(J26="PG","ENUGU DISCO",IF(J26="TP","TSP",IF(J26="IT","ENUGU DISCO",IF(J26="ET","TSP"))))))))
ACTUALLY, THE FORMULA IS TO HELP ME DIFFERENTIATE REVENUE LOSES CAUSED BY DIFFERENT FACTORS IN AN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY I AM WORKING FOR.
I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR GUIDANCE OVER HERE.
MORE GRACE TO YOU SIR.
Question. Im trying to figure out a formula for my scheduling.
I put the cell as AM/PM/wholeday
AM value is 5
Pm value is 5
Wholeday value is 10
What formula should i use total their hours from monday to sunday. Thank you
Hello Remy!
I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you. Thank you.
Hello,
is it somehow possible to have both text and a formula as value_if_true/false? Simple example what I mean and what is wrong =IF(A1B1=0;"OK";A1B1 "PIECES MISSING")??
Thanks
Hello Jan!
You did not describe your problem very accurately. I'll try to guess.
Perhaps you wanted to write down such a formula
=IF(A1B1=0;"OK";(A1B1)&" PIECES MISSING")
I'm a layman trying to setup an excel worksheet and hoping someone would be able to tell me how I would write the following formula for a dollar amount;
If cell 7 + cell 9 is > cell 10, then cell 14 = cell 7; If not, then cell 14 = cell 10  cell 9.
Hello!
Write this formula in cell A14
=IF((A7+A9)>A10,A7,A10A9)
Hope this is what you need.
Hi,
I am trying to return the value of a cell if another cell is greater than an amount  it's a simple one but I cannot figure it out, can you help
Hello!
Without seeing your data it is impossible to give you advice.
You may find this formula useful
=IF(A1>B1,C1,"")
Hello!
My knowledge of Excel is basic at best. Is there a way to sort data alphabetically into another worksheet? For example, if I have a list of names on Sheet 1, can I then sort that info into other sheets broken down into parts of the alphabet? EG, Sheet2 = A  H; Sheet3 = IP; Sheet4 = QZ. I'm trying to create a workload list for my staff but their work is divided by alphabet. Thank you.
Hello Janine!
You may find this article helpful: "How to alphabetize in Excel"
Hello,
I want a formula that check another cell if it contains certain text and just come up with the today's date if find this text.
Eg.: ( if cell A contains ''sent to client'' the result is 27/07/2020)
Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:
=IF(A3="sent to client",DATE(2020,7,27),"")
or
=IF(A3="sent to client",today(),"")
I hope this will help
helo,
if i have multiple figures expected in acell and want to test then, how can i do it?
example in column a, i type 1, 4, 5 9, 17, 23,and 29 an others. i want to be informed in column B that if in A there is 4, it documents y, if 5, its also y and you find that they are around 2000 figures to be tested by y. how can i set it?
many thanks
I have to produce a spreadsheet for covid19 weekly testing of staff. I want to place next due date in cell after entering y in tested cell calculating 7 days ahead from date tested. A1 =date tested, B1 =y for tested C1 = due date by 7 days. Could you assist with formula
Thanks
Hi Stuart.
Try the following in cell C1
=IF(B1="Y",A1+7,"")
the "" will show as a blank cell Also dont forget to format cells to dates.
Hi,
I am working on a table for some stats however I am wondering if there is a shorter way using an IF function to return the original value if true.
For Example currently I use.
=IF(SUMIFS(Forming_Bends_Data!$F$3:$F$50,Forming_Bends_Data!$A$3:$A$50,Controls!$A58,Forming_Bends_Data!$B$3:$B$50,">="&$C$24,Forming_Bends_Data!$B$3:$B$50,"="&$C$24,Forming_Bends_Data!$B$3:$B$50,"<="&$D$24))
Im wondering if it is necessary to copy out the original string as these may need to be added to and are getting quite long.
Hello, I am wanting to create a formula that if the value is greater than 0 then the result displays the value but if is is 0 then it displays 'unknown'. Is this possible? Thanks
IF( A1 > 0, A1, "unknown")
hi there, i'm trying to return a value if a date is between two dates, basically trying to sort my data into quarters, so next to my date column i would like a quarter column and want this column formula driven based on a table of dates. is this possible? thank you.
Thanks James. That did what I am looking for. Much appreciated
Stuart
Hi there, I am doing a survey regarding customer satisfaction level to my restaurant. So there are three satisfaction level: A, B, C. I want to find out the problem that leads customer to grade C to our services/foods with precise date. But however I still couldnt make it. Could you please kindly help me out?
The scenario is as below:
Customer Satisfaction Level : A, B, C
Date: 13082020
If "Customer Satisfaction Level:B" , so it should come out with value CSL:B13082020
I tried with IFS formula and it is as below:
=IFS(A2="Customer Satisfaction Level:A", "CSL:A",A2="Customer Satisfaction Level:B","CSL:B",A2="Customer Satisfaction Level:C","CSL:C")
But however, one key problem is how should I key in DATE formula to the value_if_TRUE? Maybe any other formula that can help me on it ?
Your help is very much appreciated.
I am trying to find the formula for the following:
A. B. C
1. 0. A. D
2. 1. C. A
=IF(A1<1, C1),IF(A1=1, B1)
I am trying to get the cell value if the cell A1 is equal to 1 display cell B1 if value is 0 display cell C1
Hi,
I am trying a condition using IF formula, but even the blank cell is counted as value and get the output as "RED" for all the blank cells.
My condition is "GREEN" if the score is 60 or above, "AMBER" if the score is between 50 & 59,"RED" if the score is less then 50.
I tried the below formula; =IF(AND(BO2>=50,BO2<=59),"AMBER",IF(BO2=60,"GREEN",))))
Iuse this function
=IF(C150<DATE(2004,10,1),"250.00","0.00")
so i need to add every date
=date(2004,08,01)
how can i easy to do this.
Hi,
I am trying to update a cell with 'Requested', 'Received' or 'Past due' based on 3 other cells with dates in (date requested, due date and date received). I can master 2 statuses but not 3! Please can you help. If there is a date in the 'date received' column this should supersede all other statuses.
Hi, I want to write a function to change yes/no responses to numbers; So I have yes/no answers to questions and want to do some basic stats (counts etc.) and need to convert the words into numbers (e.g. 0, 1 or 2). Can you please assist?
Hello!
I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Do you want to replace text with numbers? This is only possible with a VBA macro. You can set a value in another cell using a formula. What text does the number 0 correspond to? Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you. Thank you.
How to use if function in between the numbers. Eg 8am to 8pm peak, and 8pm to 8am offpeak. What is the formula
Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:
=IF(AND(C1*24>8,C1*24<20),"peak","offpeak")
Hope this is what you need.
I have 2 spreadsheets which are orders and deliveries.
I want to have the order sheet updated with a Y in the received column when the delivery is received.
Can I do this through a IF formula?
Hello!
Without seeing your data it hard to give you advice. If your data is in 2 different tables, then you most likely need to use the VLOOKUP function.
Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
hie i wanted if its possible to use the IF function in excel to check whether in a particular column the cell have data that is in cell format or not. all the function i have tried so far give a specific date. i just want it to verify if the cell had data that in date format that's it.
Hello!
To check if a cell is written as a date or just a number or text, you can use
=LEFT(@CELL("format",A1),1)="D"
I hope this will help
Yes this was a great help, thanx
I want to know the formula to use for time that is greater than 3:00:01
Hello!
I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. Could you please describe it in more detail? Please specify what you were trying to find. Write an example of the source data and the result you want to get.
Hi,
My problem is i have a column full of times in 24hr time and need to categorize these times into 4 different categories in a separate column (2,3,4,5). i cant figure out the IF function to do this.
for example the first category would be times between 0:00:00AM  6:00:00Am would be category 2
Thanks,
Hello!
To convert time to number, use the formula
=A1*24
You can use these numbers in the IF function to create conditions.
I hope my advice will help you solve your task.
Hi
I'm trying to do a check in a spreadsheet and the the IF function is giving me the incorrect result:
If(D200=AE200,"YES", "NO")
D200 (this is a formula value of running balance D199 + C200) and AE200 (this is sum of F200:AD200). The value is the same in each cell i.e. 6,603.16  but gives me a NO result.
I've tried adding in VALUE before the cell reference but this still does not give me the correct result.
Hello!
Without seeing your data it hard to give you advice.
Your numbers may differ in some decimal place. I recommend using the rounding function. Or you can perform calculations with the precision with which the numbers appear in your spreadsheet. To do this, use FileOptionsAdvancedWhen calculating ... Set pricision as displayed.
HELLO!
I am trying to write a formula to fill a cell (say T9) with N/A if the cell J9 includes wording "Standard Type I" or "Standard Type II". The field selections in J9 include but are not limited to
MBCI Standard Type I 20yr
MBCI Standard Type II 20yr
MBCI Single Soucre III 20yr
and so on
Hello!
Your condition can be written into a formula
=IF(OR(ISNUMBER(FIND("Standard Type I",J9,1)),ISNUMBER(FIND("Standard Type II",J9,1))),"N/A","")
I hope this will help
i have a age list of stuents in column C . age is in yearsmonths and days i.e. 14years,11monts.20 days etc .I wants to calulate under age and over age on a perticular date i.e 01 april 2020. whoes age 1s more then 16 years "overage" and less then 15 year"underage" how can i solve this?
Hello!
Write an example of the source data and the result you want to get.
i have a age list of stuents in column C . age is in yearsmonths and days i.e. 14years,11monts.20 days etc .I wants to calulate under age and over age on a perticular date i.e 01 april 2020.
Please assist with this formula, especially with the last criteria. If a student is absent during test week and needs to show up on the Remark Column.
=IF(W5>84,"An excellent performance. Keep it up!.",IF(W5>64,"A very good performance. Can still improve.",IF(W5>49,"A good performance. There is room for improvement.",IF(W5<50,"Needs a lot of improvement.", IF(W5="ab","Was absent during the test week.")))))
Hello!
Add a condition to your formula that W5 is a number.
=IF(AND(ISNUMBER(W5),W5>84),"An excellent performance. Keep it up!.", IF(AND(ISNUMBER(W5),W5>64),"A very good performance. Can still improve.", IF(AND(ISNUMBER(W5),W5>49),"A good performance. There is room for improvement.", IF(AND(ISNUMBER(W5),W5<50),"Needs a lot of improvement.", IF(W5="ab","Was absent during the test week.","")))))
I hope my advice will help you solve your task.
Please i want to know how to use IF function to determine or return only each month names (e.g January , February etc) from a single column of different dates
Hello!
Your IF formula will be very large. I recommend using the VLOOKUP function to select the name of the month
=VLOOKUP(MONTH(B1), {1,"January";2,"February";3,"March";4,"April";5, "May";6,"June";7,"July";8,"August";9,"September";10, "October";11,"November";12,"December"}, 2,0)
I hope this will help
Hi, your explanation and example don't quiet marry up, so I will give you 2 solutions.
Info:
9AM is 09:00 ( 9/24)
5PM is 17:00 (17/24)
From 5PM to 9AM is +1 day 8 hours or +16 hours (16/24) (2/3)
#1 After 5PM show Tomorrow 9AM
IF( ( A1INT(A1)) > (17/24), INT(A1) +1 +(9/24), A1)
#2 After 17:xx show Tomorrow 09:xx
IF( ( A1INT(A1)) > (17/24), A1 +(2/3), A1)
# This can get really complex if you want ( 09:0017:00 MF, NO Change, Otherwise set time to next work day)
I need to work out:
If a number of years worked is less than 5, then 0
If a number of years worked is more than 5, then add 1 for every year above 5
Hello!
I hope you have studied the recommendations in the above tutorial.
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:
=IF(B1<5,0,(B15))
Hello,
I'd like my IF statement to say:
If AN23=KS, then type in 6/30/2021, otherwise type in 9/28/2020
AN23 is linked to another cell and either says KS or MO
So, the formula should place either 6/30/2021 or 9/28/2020 which are the expiration dates of a state license.
=IF(AN23="KS",DATEVALUE["6/30/2021"], DATEVALUE [9/28/2020])
This is what I typed and it doesn't work.
Thankyou.
Hello!
Please try the following formula:
=IF(AN23="KS",DATEVALUE("6/30/2021"), DATEVALUE("9/28/2020"))
Hello,
I’m having an issue. I’m not sure if this should be a nested IF statements. The first 2 formulas represent the subtraction of dates. The dates can equal 0 to represent no days have passed/a solution was made the same day. I do not want the 0 to populate, I want the cell to remain blank.
1. =IF(ISBLANK(N10),"",(N10F10)) This formula subtracts & shows 0 in a following cell. Example 3 formula is calculated properly & all values are showing thereafter in other columns.
2. =IF(N10F10=0,"",N10F10) This formula subtracts & removed the 0 (as desired). Example 3 formula is NOT calculated when the 0 is removed. It then throws off 3 calculations for all other columns & rows to follow.
3. = IFERROR(IF(ISBLANK(R10),””,(H10*R10)+(U10*V10)),""). This is the formula of the calculated column that is affected perfectly when Example 1 preceded it (non desired 0 in cell) but horribly when Example 2 preceded it (desired blank cell, no 0). I believe the multiplication is throwing it off & the removal of the 0 in Example 2 is causing it. V10 is used to calculate a formula in W10 ONLY when U10 & V10 have values. They will usually be blank.
Is there a way to put a formula in that will distinguish when to use the “+(U10*V10) like an either or? I only need the second half of that equation when U & V have values. I hope this makes sense...
Hello!
I don't quite understand your calculations. It would be easier to understand them if you wrote an example of the source data and the expected result. The condition "when U & V have values" can be written as
U10&V10=""
It can be used in an IF function.
Sorry I did another question instead of replying but I just figured it out! Thanks for your continued helpfulness, Alexander!
What I’m trying to express is a valid #3 Statement so that when #2 or #1 statement goes before it, it doesn’t give me an error in the last column that follows them all. The W column.
So H&R column cells values must be calculated. At all times, which is H10*R10.
When U&V column cells have values I have to add the all values, which is (H10*R10)+(U10*V10). (If U10 holds no value then V10 will be calculated to 0) which is my issue. I don’t want the 0 in the cell.
Example 1 formula is column V5. When this formula is input, I see the 0. Example 3 formula is then placed into column W & the value is properly displayed.
Example 2 formula is an alternative to Example 1 which also goes into column V5. When this formula is input, the 0 is removed in V5 as desired. However this formula clears out all values for column W, & Y which requires it to properly display & it doesn’t.
Is there a way to nest the formula for Example 3 [H10*R10] always but ONLY when U10 & V10 have values will I use: (H10*R10)+U10*V10, so that I can use Example 2 as it is? I think it’s messing up because V10 can equal 0 & when I use a formula to not have it displayed it throws everything in all WYZ columns off. I hope this was clearer😩
Hi,
Please help me to find out a formulae for below mentioned condition.
if the value is (06) = need to calculate the value (number)*5%
if the value is (710) = need to calculate the value as (number)*10%
But the difficulty is if my value is 8 means first 6 want to calculate as 6*5% and remaining 2 will need to calculate as 2*10%.
So I want the result as ((6*5%) + (2*10%))
If any possible way to write a formulae for that. please guide me.
Hello!
I hope you have studied the recommendations in the above tutorial.
Please use the following formula
=IF(A1=8,6*0.05+2*0.1,IF(AND(A1>0,A1<=6),A1*0.05,IF(AND(A1>=7,A1<=10),A1*0.1,"")))
Hi Alexander,
This is not I am expecting,
06 = 5%
712 = 10%
1318 = 15%
19+ = 20%
For example my count is 20 means first 6 calculate by 5%, 712 will be calculate 10%, 1318 will be calculate 15% ten remaining 2 will calculate 20%.
Below the detailed condition and Please help me find out this.
Cnt Value Result Condition
1 50 $2.50 Value*5%
2 50 $2.50 Value*5%
3 50 $2.50 Value*5%
4 50 $2.50 Value*5%
5 50 $2.50 Value*5%
6 50 $2.50 Value*5%
7 50 $5.00 Value*10%
8 50 $5.00 Value*10%
9 50 $5.00 Value*10%
10 50 $5.00 Value*10%
11 50 $5.00 Value*10%
12 50 $5.00 Value*10%
13 50 $7.50 Value*15%
14 50 $7.50 Value*15%
15 50 $7.50 Value*15%
16 50 $7.50 Value*15%
17 50 $7.50 Value*15%
18 50 $7.50 Value*15%
19 50 $10.00 Value*20%
20 50 $10.00 Value*20%
Total $110.00
Hello!
The formula I gave you is in line with what you wrote earlier. The formula I sent to you was created based on the description you provided in your first request. However, as far as I can see from your second comment, your task is now different from the original one.
I recommend paying attention to a similar question.
can you help me!
What's the formula if a specific number or text will only appear in the cell?
sample : only number 1, will appear on the cell. IF I PUT OTHER NUMBER IT WILL BECOME ERROR.
THANK YOU
Hello!
I think you can use Data validation.
HELP!
I'm trying to create a formula that will recognize a negative figure in an answer and if it is negative then add to it, if the answer is not a negative figure to leave the original answer
=IF((AND(U24>N4,U24<0)),(U24+N4),(U24N4))
Hello!
Sorry, but I don't understand how your formula and question are related. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
Hi i am trying to create a formula which will distinguish high, critical orders as well as express air delivery methods, Now i only want TRUE in next column if both the columns have any one of the text in them.
Order Priority Ship Mode Customers who are urgent
High Regular Air
High Express Air
Critical Express Air
High Delivery Truck
Critical Regular Air
Medium Express Air
Low Regular Air
I have been trying the simple if function to show only high or critical. but if order priority is medium or low and ship mode is express air. it shows false. kindly solve my problem.
Hello!
To check if both columns have text, use the formula
=IF(AND(A1<>"",B1<>""),TRUE,FALSE)
or
=IF(AND(ISBLANK(A1),ISBLANK(B1)),FALSE,TRUE)
For the example on Excel IF formula examples for dates:
 If the date is left blank, what would be the formula?
I really hope someone can help me. Thanks! :)
Hello!
Sorry, it's not quite clear what you are trying to achieve. Could you please describe it in more detail? Give an example of the source data. What result do you want to get? Thank you!
Hello,
I'm using the following formula, where I want 30, 20, 10 to appear in the cell as money:
=IF(C7>=90,"30",IF(C7>=80,"20",IF(C7>=70,"10")))
After entering the formula I used the $ / currency "button" to change the cell to a dollar amount but it doesn't work. Do I need to add it into the formula? If so, how?
Thank you!!
And one more question, the above formula =IF(C7>=90,"30",IF(C7>=80,"20",IF(C7>=70,"10"))) shows FALSE in the cell until data is entered in C7. How can i show the cell as blank until data is entered?
Thank you!!
Hello!
To use the monetary number format, your formula must return numbers, not text as it is now.
Change the formula
=IF(C7>=90,30,IF(C7>=80,20,IF(C7>=70,10,"")))
I hope my advice will help you solve your task.
It worked perfectly, thank you for your help!!
Hi all,
I've spent hours trying but keep getting error.
I need a formula for the target grade a child will get depending on a test result. However (and this is the bit I'm stuck on) the result depends on when they sit the test.
These are my options of times: Y7 baseline, End of Y7, Y8 baseline, End of Y8, Y9 baseline, End of Y9, Y10 baseline, End of Y10, Y11 baseline.
If they get a 1 in Y7 baseline their result is MTG 3. Whereas if they get a 2 it's MTG 4. However, if they got 2 in year 8 it's MTG U.
Hope that makes sense.
Assessment point Result
Y7 baseline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
End Y7/baseline Y8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
End Y8/baseline Y9 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
End Y9/baseline Y10 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
End Y10/baseline Y11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
MTG 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
I hope there is someone out there who can help me.
Thanks so much Emma
Hi, I was trying to ask you a question about adding numbers of certain Rows of a Column if the those Row has a certain keyword. For example column B has the income and Column C has the method(cash or online). and so if i were to sort the income to cash payment and online payment where it would add the column B's Certain Row if that Row's Column C has "Cash" in it.
Hello!
For me to understand your request better and find a solution, please describe your problem in more detail. Include an example of the source data and the result you want to get. Thank you.
Hello ,applied vlookup to the cells got N/A in multiple cells i use it as values but instead of N/A previous value to fetch and when my cell found new value formula starts from next cells (Which fetch new value as previous value)
=IF(AND(H:H="#N/A",H31),"",IF(H:H=" ",H3))
Resolve this by using IFNA(H3,I2)
Hi i am trying to write a formula =IF(I2G2>=3,"HO", IF(I2G2<4, "CO")) and i want a third option if the cells are blank it will display ""
Hello!
Please use the following formula:
=IF(I2G2>=3,"HO", IF(I2G2<4, "CO", IF(AND(I2="",G2=""),"")))
Hope this is what you need.
I would to get a formula that gives 1 if given data in a given cell is more than a specified number. E.g If B1>1600, then show 1
Hello!
Please reread the article above, it covers your case completely.
=IF(B1>1600,1,"")
Hi,
Can anyone guide me to correct this formula:
=IF(G2>=107&G2=104&G2=100,"High")))
Thank You
Hi,
Can anyone guide me to correct this formula:
=IF A2 is >=107 and A2 is also =104 and =100 type High
Thank You
Hello!
Use the OR operator.
=IF(OR(G2>=107,G2=104,G2=100),"High")
You can learn more about IF and OR in this article.
Hi,
Thanks for the awesome work!
I am looking to proiduce a report which only displays a row if there is a value in a range of three (3) cells, so as to eliminate having to scroll through pages of blank data and to minimise my report length.
Any suggestions?
Any and all help you offer will be greatly appreciated!
Kind Regards,
David
Hello!
You cannot hide a row using an Excel formula. You need to use VBA macro. If you hide such a line with VBA, you can never write data to it.
Hi Experts,
I am looking for the Customised display with runtime calculated value.
E.g =IF(I3>0,"Ahead By I3%",IF(I3<0,"Behind By I3%","On Track"))
Here i want Actual value of I3, instead of String value. Please let me know how to resolve it.
Hello!
I’m not sure I got you right since the description you provided is not entirely clear. However, it seems to me that the formula below will work for you:
=IF(I3>0,”Ahead By "& I3 &"%",IF(I3<0,"Behind By "& I3 &"%","On Track"))
About "&" read this asticle
Im trying to set up a responsibility sheet, cells in Colum A are names chosen from a drop list based from separate contact list. the cells in colum B will be phone numbers. But I want the phone numbers to auto populate based off the name I type in colum A. ie. if A1= Smith B1= 5550213 . My contact list is a separate sheet in the same workbook.
Hi,
I am looking for a formula which count unique id numbers in multiple rows (for example 5 rows of same id number) however want it to represent 1 for the first record and then 0 for each other (so the unique id is counted as one in the data set).
Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, here is the article that may be helpful to you: How to count unique values in Excel
I hope it’ll be helpful.
i have an issue i want to make an if statement says return 0 tax if the category is ''food'' and return 20% of the amount if the category is not ''food''. Heres how i have written my formular: =IF(C2=''Food'',0,0.2*D2)
But it has failed to work. its saying invalid on my logical statement (C2=''Food'') but the rest are okay.
Hello!
Your task is not completely clear to me. The formula is written correctly. Unfortunately, without seeing your data it is difficult to give you any advice. Please provide me with an example of the source data and the expected result.
Good day,
Trying to trim multiple lists of commercial names to common names. Something like xxxxxx™ yyyyyy® zzzzzzzz where xxxxxx would be the common name. Most often ™ comes after the xxxxxx and I can use =TRIM(LEFT(D3,(FIND("™",D3)1))) but sometimes the ® will be after the xxxxxx. Trying to use an IF formula to find if there is a TM after xxxxxx gives a #VALUE! error. Is there a way to use the #VALUE! as a condition in an IF formula?
Switched to using IFERROR function and got it to work
Hello!
I recommend using the SUBSTITUTE function to remove characters
=TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(D3,"™",""),"®",""))
I hope my advice will help you solve your task.
Hi,
I'm trying to write a statement that expresses the following:
C2=A
D2=G
E2=Absent
If cell E2=Absent, then C2/C2 or A/A in this instance but it could be various letters in C2 or D2. If E2=heterozygous, then C2/D2 or A/G in this instance.
Hello!
Sorry, I do not fully understand the task. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
Reference No Letter of Credit Bank  Cash 375,000
Due Date Amount_AED Due Date Amount_AED Over Draft Bank (25,000)
26,000 15Oct20 26,000 15Oct20 10,000 Bank Balance 350,000
28,000 16Oct20 28,000 16Oct20 14,000
30,000 17Oct20 30,000 17Oct20 16,000
32,000 18Oct20 32,000 18Oct20 18,000 Salary 90,000
34,000 19Oct20 34,000 19Oct20 20,000 Supplier Payments 85,000
36,000 20Oct20 36,000 20Oct20 22,000 Dewa 25,000
38,000 21Oct20 38,000 21Oct20 24,000 TR 186,000
40,000 22Oct20 40,000 22Oct20 26,000 LC 100,000
42,000 23Oct20 42,000 23Oct20 28,000 Totl Expences/Liabilites 486,000
44,000 24Oct20 44,000 24Oct20 30,000 Reserve (136,000)
46,000 25Oct20 46,000 25Oct20 32,000
48,000 26Oct20 48,000 26Oct20 34,000
50,000 27Oct20 50,000 27Oct20 36,000
52,000 28Oct20 52,000 28Oct20 38,000
54,000 29Oct20 54,000 29Oct20 40,000
186,000 100,000 20Oct20 286,000
Need to know the date when my reserve becomes 0 so that we can maintain cash flow based on above example
I have the following formula put in and it works: =IF(G2="PAPR", "X")
All cells in the column (Column F) contain dates, except where no date is needed, then and X is required, based on if the cell to the right in Column G contains "PAPR" or not. My issue is when I go to drag the formula down in Column F, the dates in the cells disappear and turn to FALSE. How can I apply the formula to all cells in Column F containing dates without the dates disappearing? Thanks!
Hello!
In a cell, you can write either a value (date) or a formula. You are changing the date to a formula. To conditionally highlight cells, I recommend using conditional formatting.
If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.
Hello,
I have the following formula =IF(COUNTA(C8:C12)=5,IF(AND(MIN(C8:C12)>0.999,MAX(C8:C12)<4),"Pass","Fail"),"INCOMPLETE")
It looks at the data gives "incomplete" if any data is missing, if all Pass, I get a "Pass" result, and if one Fails I get a "Fails" result. However, I would like for the Result to change from "incomplete" to "fails "as soon as one data point Fails. I don't want to wait to take all 5 data points to change from Incomplete to Fails, and if no data points are failing I would like for it to stay as incomplete.
I hope I explained myself correctly.
Thanks!
Hello!
Sorry, I do not fully understand the task. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
Is there a way to write a formula that says that if a cell has a certain name in it, that I want a series of cells populated (for example  if A2 = SCHOOL then fill B2; AA2)?
Hello!
In cell B2, you can write the formula
=IF($A$2="SCHOOL","SCHOOL","")
Then copy the formula to other cells in your range.
2. Bob receives a bonus of $50 from the d20 manufacturer each time his sales exceed $500 in a quarter. Write a conditional statement (IF) in cell B11 that will display 50 if the d20 sales are greater than $500 and 0 otherwise. Once you have the formula correct, copy it into C11E11.
Hi, please help. what's the formula  I have three columns, if these three has a value, it will appear as completed, if either column 1 and 2 with column 3 has a value, it will appear completed, if only column 3 but there's no value for column 1 and 2, it will appear almost completed.
another, how can i count the cells with formula but only has value?
Hope you can help me.
Hello!
I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
column1 column 2 column 3
938,080 1 6001371
0 1 6001481
938,080 0 
like this one sir, if there's a value in column 1 or 2 then also with column 3, its will appear as completed. But if there's a value in column 1 and 2 and there's none in column 3, it will appear as not completed or vice versa, if column 3 has value and column 1 and 2 has none, it also appear as not completed.
another thing, how can i count the column if there's only 1 on it. it will not count if there's formula but it's zero.
Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:
=IF(SUM(IF(A1:C1<>"",COLUMN(A1:C1)))>3,"Completed","Not completed")
I hope my advice will help you solve your task.
Hey all. I would like my formula to do the following:
If a value in 'Table135 Column 2' equals a value in 'Besteltabel Column 1' and there is a value in 'Table135 Column 1' and there as a value in 'Table135 Column 7' and there is no value in 'Table135 Column 8' Then I want it to say yes... if not, I want it to say no.
The current formula I have doesnt work, but should be along the lines of what Im looking for. Can someone help me out??
Current formula:
=IF(Table135[Artikelnummer]=(Besteltabel[[#All];[Artikelnummer]])&(Table135[Datum bestelling]=TRUE)&(Table135[Datum levering]=FALSE)&(Table135[Aantal besteld]=TRUE);"JA";"NEE")
Thanks in advance.
Oh forgot to mention the following:
Table 135  Column 2 = Artikelnummer
Table 135  Column 1 = Datum bestelling
Besteltabel Column 1 = Artikelnummer
Table 135  Column 7 = Aantal besteld
Table 135  Column 8 = Datum levering
Hello!
It is very difficult to understand a formula that contains unique references to your workbook worksheets. Hence, I cannot check its work, sorry.
Unfortunately, without seeing your data it is impossible to give you advice.
I'm sorry, it is not very clear what result you want to get. Could you please describe your task in more detail and send us a small sample workbook with the source data and expected result to support@ablebits.com? Please shorten your tables to 1020 rows/columns and include the link to your blog comment.
We'll look into your task and try to help.
Thanks for the response! I've sent you an email.
Hello!
I sent you an answer and a file with a new formula
Hello There,
Im having trouble coming up with the Formula to calculate that If
A1 has a Invoice Issue Date in and B1 Is to have the Payment received date in but is currently blank.
how can I have it show me in C1 how many days it has been since the invoice was sent. Up until the point when I have the payment date and then I would like it to stop the count and show me how many days it was between start and finish.
so to basically have an open counter in days until a final date is put in.
fingers crossed one of you can help as this has been frying my brain all morning I'm sure its not as complicated as I'm making it out but it has gone beyond me. Many Thanks in advance
Hello!
If I got you right, the formula below will help you with your task:
=IF(B1<>"",B1A1,TODAY()A1)
I hope it’ll be helpful.
Thankyou very much first time. And all works perfect. Many Thanks
Hi
I have multiple documents which need to be diffracted using formula
I want a formula for the Below type.,
If i have the below documents types., help me with the formula in "__"
CE It should show "PAYMENTS"
CM It should show "PAYMENTS"
RV It should show "INVOICE"
RR It should show "INCENTIVE"
Please help me..Appreciate your time and efforts.
Hello!
Sorry, it's not quite clear what you are trying to achieve. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.
Hi, I'm looking for an IF formula that will return HAPPY if the score is greater than or equals 15 and SAD if it is less than 15.
Thank you.
Hello!
I hope you have studied the recommendations in the tutorial above. It contains answers to your question.
IF(A1>=15,"HAPPY","SAD")
Is there a formula to find the cell value between two numbers?