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    IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    Hello,

    I'm trying to set up a formula that can do the following:

    If Persons A, B, and C have approved, make status "Complete-Approved", otherwise choose from a list of possible statuses.

    I know how to set up the first part of the IF statement, though perhaps inelegantly. I would do:
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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    if possible attach a sample file
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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    =IF(AND(B1="Yes",C1="Yes",D1="Yes"),"Complete-Approved","") would mbe more elegent and clear.

    What is the aforementioned list of possible statuses?

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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    Shorter..

    =IF(COUNTIF(B1:D1,"yes")=3,"Complete-Approved","")
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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    Even shorter...

    Array entered**:

    =IF(AND(B1:D1)="yes","Complete-Approved","")

    ** array formulas need to be entered using the key
    combination of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER).
    Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key
    then hit ENTER.

    However, that doesn't address the OPs need to:

    otherwise choose from a list of possible statuses
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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    However, that doesn't address the OPs need to:
    otherwise choose from a list of possible statuses
    Agree, I did not read OP's request thoroughly. This would require VBA as you cannot have a cell with a formula as well as keep it blank for user input.

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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    They may be able to use 2 cells, 1 with the formula and the other with a data validation list.

    We need more info.

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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    Thanks, I'll call this Solved because it can't be done as I was hoping.

    I won't be able to do VBA. I'm actually doing this spreadsheet on Google Spreadsheet, which has all the forumlas I need anyway, but I don't care to get into learning scripts for it.

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    Re: IF Statement with Validated List as the "False" action

    OK, thanks for the feedback!

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