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    I have an excel worksheet with 3 columns A, B and C.
    Columns A and B may or may not contain a value and Column C is populated with an IF statement which evaluates the values in Columns A and B
    and then populates C with text based on the results of the IF. A sample worksheet is attached which shows the details.

    What I am trying to accomplish is this:

    1) If Columns A and B both contain a value and those values are the same, the IF statement should populate Column C with "OK".
    2) If Columns A and B both contain a value and those values are the same after the UPPER function is applied to both values, the IF statement should populate Column C with "OK".
    3) If Columns A and B both contain a value but those values are not the same, the IF statement should populate Column C with "Review".

    The IF statement I am currently using in Column C is working correctly for these 3 scenarios.
    =IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A2)),NOT(ISBLANK(B2))), IF(UPPER(A2) = UPPER(B2), "OK","Review"),"")


    Where it starts to not work correctly is when either Column A and/or B does not contain a value.
    Currently if either A or B do not contain a value, Column C is blank and I want it to contain "Review"

    So I need to fix the IF statement to work for the following scenarios as well.

    4) If Column A or B do not contain a value, the IF statement should populate Column C with "Review".
    5) If Column A and B are both blank, Column C should also be blank

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Try this in C2:

    =IF(A2="",IF(B2<>"","Review",""),IF(A2=B2,"OK","Review"))

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    Maybe: =IF(AND(A2="",B2="",),"",IF(OR(AND(A2="",B2<>""),AND(A2<>"",B2="")),"Review",IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A2)),NOT(ISBLANK(B2))),IF(UPPER(A2)=UPPER(B2),"OK","Review"),"")))
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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    Welcome to the forum.

    Try this:

    =IF(AND(A2="",B2<>""),"Review",IF(AND(A2="",B2=""),"",IF(A3=B3,"OK","NOT OK")))

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    63falcondude,

    Works perfectly, thanks so much!
    I thought the answer was going to be more complicated than that.
    Last edited by harrysolomon; 08-13-2019 at 12:34 PM.

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    Which one? You got three options!

    If that takes care of your original question, please select Thread Tools from the menu link above and mark this thread as SOLVED. Thanks.

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    You're welcome. Happy to help.

    Thanks for the rep!

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    AliGW,

    Sorry, I just updated my reply and will mark the thread as Solved.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by harrysolomon; 08-13-2019 at 12:36 PM.

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    AliGW,

    I didn't know that Excel doesn't care about the case of text when doing a compare.
    I thought I would need to use the UPPER function first.

    Good to know for the future, thanks.

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    Re: IF statement using multiple cells. Result should consider whether cells are blank

    Glad to have helped.

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