Excel 2007 IF formula

December 9, 2011 at 05:01:59
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all,

I have a problem which has been infuriating me for some time...

Basically, I have 3 columns. C contains a value, D contains a tick or nothing and I want column E to return the value from column C if column D contains a tick.

I tried using the following, but it only comes up with =C5...

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("ü",D5)),"", "=C5")

Your help would be appreciated!!!

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December 9, 2011 at 08:38:51
When you use quotes around a string in Excel, the string is interpreted as Text.

You used "=C5", so the formula returned the text string =C5. If you had used "Blue" it would have returned Blue.

Notice how the FIND function refers to D5 simply as D5.

Try referring to C5 in the same manner

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December 9, 2011 at 09:22:23

Using what you have said, I simply removed the quotations and the = symbol to get

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("ü",D4)),"", C4)

and it worked!

Much appreciated!

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