I am working with a nested statement - if n2=y, then apply this and if n2=n apply this, but there will be some cells in the n column that will be blank and I can't seem to figure out how to get them to return either a blank or a zero. Any help is appreciated.

Try these: =IF(N2="y",1,IF(N2="n",2,0)) for a Zero

=IF(N2="y",1,IF(N2="n",2,"")) for a BlankMIKE

Looked promising for a moment, however I couldn't get it to work Here is what I am working on. I don't have a lot of skill in excel, just cobbled together so it might not be the prettiest string:

=IF(E2="y",LOOKUP(D2,ALyesRate)*(G2/1000),IF(E2="n",LOOKUP(D2,ALnonRate)*(G2/1000)))

So I need it to return a 0 or blank if E2 is blank

Think about the arguments that an IF function uses: IF(

logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])Now let's look at your formula and break it down...

=IF(E2="y",LOOKUP(D2,ALyesRate)*(G2/1000),IF(E2="n",LOOKUP(D2,ALnonRate)*(G2/1000)))

The

logical_testfor your first IF is: E2="y"

Thevalue_if_trueis:LOOKUP(D2,ALyesRate)*(G2/1000)

Thevalue_if_falseis: IF(E2="n",LOOKUP(D2,ALnonRate)*(G2/1000))The

logical_testfor your second IF is: E2="n"

Thevalue_if_trueis:LOOKUP(D2,ALnonRate)*(G2/1000)

Thevalue_if_falseis: oh, wait, there is novalue_if_falsefor your second IF.Since you want a blank if E2 doesn't equal "y" or "n", add a

value_if_falsefor your second IF.""is the equivalent of "nothing" and will produce a blank cell.=IF(E2="y",LOOKUP(D2,ALyesRate)*(G2/1000),IF(E2="n",LOOKUP(D2,ALnonRate)*(G2/1000)

,""))Note: This formula will return an empty cell for

anyvalue other than "y" or "n" in E2.

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This worked like a champ. Better yet, you walked me through the steps so I learned how to do it myself the next time and how to read the formula. Thanks so much for the lesson.

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