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IF formula not working because cell has a formula in it (IF and LEFT FORMULA)

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    IF formula not working because cell has a formula in it (IF and LEFT FORMULA)

    I'm trying to pull the first three letters from a cell, and then with that use an IF formula. I was able to successfully pull the first three letters out, but when I use an IF formula in another cell it's giving me the false value, even when it's true.
    I'm assuming because the cell I'm referencing is from a formula. I could put the two formulas together, but I wasn't sure how to blend them into one.

    In column D, I need to use 25 for PT, 40 for FT and 15 for LPT.

    in D1 it should say 25, but it's pulling the false of 40.
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    Re: IF formula not working because cell has a formula in it (IF and LEFT FORMULA)

    You're pulling the first 3 characters, which includes a space at the end. You can use:

    =TRIM(LEFT(F1,3))

    to remove the unnecessary space.
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    Re: IF formula not working because cell has a formula in it (IF and LEFT FORMULA)

    Formula in E1 is =LEFT(F1,2), not =LEFT(F1,3)

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    Re: IF formula not working because cell has a formula in it (IF and LEFT FORMULA)

    Oh, thank you so much!

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