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    Question Logical Function Issue

    Hello,

    I am attempting to get a logical function to do the following:

    In cell G10 I have a formula that tells me the mode of a certain word that will appear based on choices made. I would like the cell beside that to if the word is "maintenance" select the data from cell A11, if it is not then "" or 0. The formula I had attempted to you which seemed as if it should work is =IF(G10="Maintenance",A11,0) with this formula it will only give me 0 even if the text is Maintenance, if I change the order in the formula to =IF(G10="Maintenance",0,A11) then it will only give me the A11 data regardless of which word shows in cell G10.

    I am at a loss hoping someone can please help. Can this be done or do I need to be using VBA to do this and using else strings. Please let me know if you have a solution.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Therefore, G10 does not equal "Maintenance" Check for leading or trailing spaces.
    If G10 is populated via a formula, copy G10 and paste speecial >Values to inspect it better for spaces.
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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    The issue is G10 does = maintenance and I have double verified there are no spaces. I even tried it with a different text =IF(G10="Agri-Cat",A12,A11) this one will only pull the info from A11 regardless of the text it will not populate A12 info.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Not sure if this makes a difference but here is the formula used in G10 to populate the text =INDEX(B12:D12,MODE(MATCH(B12:D12,B12:D12,0)))

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    What does this return
    =LEN(G10)
    ?

    Post a sample workbook.


    You can rest assured, Excel won't lie to you.
    If the formala says G10 does not = "Maintenance", then it doesn't.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    If G10 contains Maintenance, what result do you get from this formula:

    =LEN(G10)=LEN("maintenance")
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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMatt View Post
    =INDEX(B12:D12,MODE(MATCH(B12:D12,B12:D12,0)))
    Examine the cell in B12:D12 that this formula returned it's value from.
    See if it contains extra spaces.

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    You can rest assured, Excel won't lie to you.
    Ha! Wish I had a nickel for every time I heard that!

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    I am getting false

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    No spaces by the looks of it

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    How do I post the workbook for you to see?

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMatt View Post
    I am getting false
    To which formula?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Valko View Post
    what result do you get from this formula:

    =LEN(G10)=LEN("maintenance")
    Or
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonmo1 View Post
    What does this return
    =LEN(G10)
    ?
    What was the result of Each formula?

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMatt View Post
    How do I post the workbook for you to see?
    Click on GO ADVANCED and use the paperclip icon to open the upload window.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMatt View Post
    I am getting false
    OK, that means G10 does not contain just Maintenance.

    What results do you get from these formulas:

    =CODE(G10)

    =CODE(RIGHT(G10))

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

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    Above is without showing the formulas, Below shows them

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    =LEN(G10)=LEN("maintenance") gives false =LEN(G10) gives 9

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    I think I have attached the whole workbook correctly here.
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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    =CODE(G10) is 65
    =CODE(RIGHT(G10)) is 32

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    On the Feeding Rates-Costs sheet, cells A3 and A4 have trailing space characters and this is being propagated to your formulas that reference these cells.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Take a very close look at A4 in the sheet 'Feeding Rates-Costs'
    Don't just look at the cell..
    Click into the cell (click to the right side of the text in the cell) as if to add text to it, and look at the formula bar.

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMatt View Post
    =CODE(G10) is 65
    =CODE(RIGHT(G10)) is 32
    65 = uppercase A
    32 = space character

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

    Well I'll be.... Went through and removed ALL spaces from everything in A column in the Feeding Rates-Costs and now we are in business

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    Re: Logical Function Issue

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