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    Question IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Hi,

    Is it possible to have a formula with all this in?

    If A1=P AND B1=X then C1+2
    If A1=P AND B1=Y then C1+3
    If A1=P AND B1=Z then C1+5

    If A1=Q AND B1=X then C1+1
    If A1=Q AND B1=Y then C1+ 2
    If A1=Q AND B1=Z then C1+3

    If A1="" then "" (this is meant to be if A1 is empty then my cell should be empty too)

    I have tried all sorts of combinations but it just gets too long and confusing and I come up with an error.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Hi

    You will get a much better reponse if you post a worksheet with what you have and what you would like to achieve.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    try this I tested it and worked!!

    =IF(C1<>"",IF(AND(A1="P",B1="X"),2,IF(AND(A1="P",B1="Y"),3,IF(AND(A1="P",B1="Z"),5,IF(AND(A1="Q",B1="X"),1,IF(AND(A1="Q",B1="Y"),2,IF(AND(A1="Q",B1="Z"),3,0)))))),"")

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    A different method

    =IF(AND(OR(A1={"P","Q"}),OR(B1={"X","Y","Z"})),C1+HLOOKUP(B1,{"X","Y","Z";2,3,5;1,2,3},2+(A1="Q"),0),"")

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    How come some of you always want a file!

    Quote Originally Posted by dogberry View Post
    Hi

    You will get a much better reponse if you post a worksheet with what you have and what you would like to achieve.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    dogberry - Hi I will do this shortly thanks
    Last edited by vox_vix; 12-06-2012 at 05:53 AM.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    rcm - Thank you
    This worked when I put everything in and instead of the numbers I put in C1 plus number
    Then I changed the C1 at the start to the correct square and it stopped working altogether
    I shall have another go

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Jason.b75 - thank you but this came up with #value when I put it in

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    Post file attached

    formula working.xls

    Hopefully this attachement will show what I am trying to achieve.
    All the formulas I have made have failed so I haven't included them as it shows how dumb I am!

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Try :
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    Hope this helps

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    Typed the formula before i saw the upload

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    BTW, this formula stolen from SUMPRODUCT AND/OR usages...lol
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    Re: file attached

    Its better to mention your criteria's in separate location instead of evaluating it inside the formula. Because stepping into the formula in case of any addition or modification of conditions when the conditions are evaluated inside the formula will require too much of work.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Hi Dredwolf,
    Thank you but this isn't working, this may be because X, Y and Z are not numerical values

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    Re: file attached

    Sixthsense, thank you for your solution, I think using a look uptable will work.

    You use this formula
    =IF($C5="","",VLOOKUP($A5&LEFT($B5),$H$2:$I$7,2,FALSE)+$C5)

    Please can you explain why this part is required "&LEFT" also why does ($B5) have to be inside brackets?
    Thank you

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    In lookup table i just mentioned the column a values and x, y.z.
    But in your column b data you are differentiating each set by x/xx for each set of data ( as new beginning of sets). But after the beginning of new set the data is marked wit just x instead of x/xx. so using left function to get 1 character from each cell of column b to make the data unique. The left function should be used as left(b5,1) but using the left(b5) will also get the same result so just ignored the second argument.
    sent from mobile device so accept the apologies in case of any typo errors.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    This formula doesn't required a lookup table

    =IF(C2="","",LOOKUP(LEFT(B2),{"X","Y","Z"},IF(LEFT(A2)="Q",{1,2,3},{2,3,5}))+C2)

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Hi vox_vix

    The VLOOKUP up is the way to go, easy to maintain, as it is not hard coded in.

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    This update of my original formula works with the sample you uploade, but it is definitely getting cumbersome...
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    the lookup solutions offered are probably much more efficient though, I just offered this to show it would work

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Thank you teethless mama

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    You're Welcome!

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Thanks for the update dredwolf!

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    Re: IF, AND, OR formula confusing

    Hi Kevin UK,
    I have gone with the Vlookup because it allows me to change the numbers if I need to without getting back into the formula.

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