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    Nested IF enigma.

    The below nested if function works:

    =IF(O4<5,IF(O4=1,IF(SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))>1,K4/SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))*L4/H4,L4/H4),G4*K4/H4),"N/A")

    When I substitute the below if function in the "false" segment of the If len >1

    IF(L4>0,L4/H4,"No YTD")

    to get:

    =IF(O4<5,IF(O4=1,IF(SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))>1,K4/SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))*L4/H4,IF(L4>0,L4/H4,"No YTD"),G4*K4/H4),"N/A")

    I get the too many arguments error.

    I've messed with it too long now and can't see the forest for the trees.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Re: Nested IF enigma.

    Maybe just move one of the closed brackets:

    =IF(O4<5,IF(O4=1,IF(SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))>1,K4/SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))*L4/H4,IF(L4>0,L4/H4,"No YTD",G4*K4/H4)),"N/A")

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Nested IF enigma.

    Thanks Pete, but still "too many arguments"

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    Re: Nested IF enigma.

    May be you missed a bracket:
    =IF(O4<5,IF(O4=1,IF(SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))>1,K4/SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))*L4/H4,IF(L4>0,L4/H4,"No YTD")),G4*K4/H4),"N/A")

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    Re: Nested IF enigma.

    Okay, well splitting it up and putting in then and else and colour-coding it, you have this:

    =IF(O4<5, then

    IF(O4=1, then

    IF(SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))>1, then K4/SUM(LEN(D4)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(D4,"p","")))*L4/H4, else

    IF(L4>0,L4/H4, then "No YTD", else G4*K4/H4)),

    else "N/A")

    You can see that the first IF has no matching else or closed bracket.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete

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    Re: Nested IF enigma.

    Thanks bebo for the solution
    and thanks Pete for the diagnostics, I was stumbling for a form of trouble shooting and your answer helps me.

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