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i want to create a very simple if function in a cell which is, if one cell is less than 1250, then the automatic value in the current cell is 250, dead easy, for someone who knows! Thank you.

Solved by A. H. in 14 mins

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Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 07:57

Hi there, I understand that you need help with an IF() statement, right?

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 07:58

The general syntax of an IF() statement is IF(logical_test, TRUE value, FALSE value)

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 07:58

So basically what you need is if(A1<1250,250,A1)

User
29/09/2017 - 07:59

thanks, let me try that in my sheet qyuckly

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 07:59

This means that if the value of A1 is less than 1250 then the value where the formula is written will be 250, but if it is greater than 1250 then the value will be the same.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:00

You can use the sample formula I have in cell B1 in our document preview.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:03

I can see that you typed something in the document preview. How may I help you with that information?

User
29/09/2017 - 08:03

hi there, so what I'm trying to establish is, if the value in cell b6 is less than 1250, then the cell in b7 auto corrects to 250, if it's more than 1250 then its a % of the same cell, does that make sense?

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:03

Okay, where do you want the output to be? The reason I'm asking is because you can't have a formula in the same cell where your values are.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:04

For instance, we can't write a formula in cell B6 anymore because it already has a value.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:04

That's called a circular reference and will result in an error in Excel.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:04

We can, however, write that formula in C6.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:05

Let me try something.

User
29/09/2017 - 08:05

ok i understand the circular reference

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:06

Okay, I may have misunderstood your request.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:06

I'm glad you explained it to me.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:06

Now I have the correct formula in B7.

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:06

You can try and change the value in B6 to see if it works.

User
29/09/2017 - 08:07

thanks, let me take a quick look

User
29/09/2017 - 08:09

perfect, that works on my master sheet, can't believe how easy it is when you see it written down, seems obvious, thanks so much for your help. C

Excelchat Expert
29/09/2017 - 08:09

You are welcome. :)

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29/09/2017 - 08:09

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29/09/2017 - 08:10

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User
29/09/2017 - 08:10

ok will do and where do I do the rating?

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29/09/2017 - 08:10

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User
29/09/2017 - 08:10

no probs, thank again.

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