Hello, I need a macro that checks if the contents if G(row) = H(same row). I really don't know how to do it.

Specfically:

If H=1, G is supposed to equal 1 or greater. In this case, this would be a correct response, and I would want the macro to make column I (same row) = correct.

If H=1 and G=0, this is a missed response. In this case, I would want the macro to make column I = missed.

If H=0, G is supposed to be empty. If this is the case, I want column I to remain empty. If column G equals anything else when column H=0, this is a false positive. In this case, I would want the macro to make column I = false positive.

Can anyone write this? I wouldn't even know where to start and I have over 4000 rows of data. It's for my thesis... I can't do it without a macro because there would clearly be human error. :(

Thank you!!!

Eva

message edited by ebest

Don't think you need a Macro, try this formula in cell I1 =IF(AND(H1=1,G1=0),"Missed",IF(AND(H1=1,G1>=1),"Correct",IF(AND(H1=0,G1=""),"",IF(AND(H1=0,G1>=0),"False Positive",""))))

Drag down as many rows as needed.

EDIT ADDED:

One caveat about H1=0 and G1="",

Excel considers a SPACE a valid character,

so even if itlooksblank it may not be.

There may be a Space character inhabiting the cell.Also, what happens if H1 = 1 and G1 = "" <blank>

or can this never occur?MIKE

message edited by mmcconaghy

re: " I can't do it without a macro because there would clearly be human error"Why do you feel that you need a macro? Why can't you use a Nested IF formula?

=IF(AND(H1=1,G1>=1),"Correct",IF(AND(H1=1,G1=0),"Missed",

IF(AND(H1=0,G1<>""),"False Positive","")))Whether you use this formula or a macro, you have at least one condition that you have not accounted for:

What happens if H1 = 1 and G1 is Empty?

As written, the formula will return "Missed" but you haven't told us what it should return for that case.

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Hi Mike, I'm afraid it didn't work. It seems there are missing qualifiers in the formula. It's all good, though, I found a way to avoid human error. I was just coming on to say this was solved. Thank you SO much for having tried to find a solution. You are one of the good ones. :)

Best wishes,

Eva

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