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How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

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    How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    Hi,

    I want to say, if B1 = A then the value is 10, if B1 = B then the value is 20, if C then the value is 30 and D the value is 40.

    If there are two conditions then I know it would be =if(b1=A,10,0) but this is obviously a bit more complex.

    Thanks

    Matt
    Last edited by Gooford; 12-08-2009 at 05:25 AM.

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    You can use a nested IF.. like so

    =IF(B1="A",10,IF(B1="B",20,IF(B1="C",20,IF(B1="D",40,"")

    or simpler and more versatile...

    =Lookup(B1,{"A","B","C","D"},{10,20,30,40})
    Where there is a will there are many ways.

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    ace, I had forgotten about Lookup.

    Cheers!

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    Using the Lookup, how do I put in a line to show "" for any inputs other than A B Cor D?

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    Try:

    =LOOKUP(B1,{"A","B","C","D","E"},{10,20,30,40,""})

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    In the off chance you might have blank or a number in B1, you could change it to
    =LOOKUP(B1,{0,"A","B","C","D","E"},{"",10,20,30,40,""})

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    Re: How to use an IF statement with multiple outcomes

    Cheers thanks

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