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    multiple "IF" formula

    Hi all

    I have a multiple "IF" formula as below and excel says: "too many arguments...". What's your solution for this problem?

    =IF(C2="X",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A4,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A5,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A6,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A7,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A8,5))))),IF(C2="Y",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A13,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A14,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A15,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A16,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A17,5)))))),IF(C2="Z",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A22,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A23,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A24,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A25,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A26,5)))))),"")

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Try:

    =IF(C2="X",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A4,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A5,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A6,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A7,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A8,5))))),IF(C2="Y",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A13,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A14,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A15,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A16,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A17,5))))),IF(C2="Z",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A22,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A23,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A24,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A25,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A26,5))))),"")))
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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Thanks but it didn't work!

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Did the formula get accepted? How did it not work?

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    No, the same note! "you've entered too many arguments for this function"

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Try again. It works for me in 2007 and even in 2003.

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    It did I guess!!!
    First I thought you had changed the last parentheses but now I copied the whole formula in it and it worked!!
    I will perform it for the whole sheet then let you know about the final result
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    How about this:

    =MATCH(I2;OFFSET('Definition-S,P'!A4:A8;9*CODE(UPPER(C2))-792)

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    I tested the formula but it didn't work for items "Y" and "Z"! I can't realize what the problem is!!???

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Hi everyone

    How can we fix some variables in a formula and then extend it to the other cells?

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    You are going to have to elaborate on that....

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    I solved my mistake on the former problem. But please answer the latter one

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Which is specifically?

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    I mean fixing the variables in different formulas (just some of them). Is it clear?

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    It's not clear. What exactly do you mean? Give examples too.

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    i think he means like makeing x = 3

    which you could do with named ranges
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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    For example in the discussed formula, I wanna keep !A5-!A26 fixed and copy it into the other cells so that only the rest of variables (C*, I*) change in number.

    =IF(C2="X",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A4,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A5,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A6,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A7,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A8,5))))),IF(C2="Y",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A13,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A14,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A15,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A16,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A17,5))))),IF(C2="Z",IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A22,1,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A23,2,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A24,3,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A25,4,IF(I2<='Definition-S,P'!A26,5))))),"")))
    Hope it is clear enough
    Thanks

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    That is called Absolute referencing...

    put $ in front of row/column indicator that you want to freeze, e.g. $A$5 will freeze cell A5, $A5 will only freeze column A, A$5 will only freeze row 5.

    Here's more on the subject: http://www.cpearson.com/excel/relative.aspx

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    $A$5 and put the dollar signs in each of the lines you want fixed. The rest will fill down accordingly.

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    Re: multiple "IF" formula

    Thank you guys
    Your comments was very very helpful ))

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