# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I am trying to write a formula that states - If column J = "List" then it will give the total in column N, if column J + "Buy" then it will give 1/2 the total of column N
Solved by S. J. in 40 mins
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Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:46
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Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:46
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User 22/11/2017 - 07:47
I am good thank you
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:47
I understand you want to show total in column N if column J is "list". else if J is buy then N is half of total
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:47
right?
User 22/11/2017 - 07:48
Yes - the formula will be in column Q
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:49
a bit more to clarify that I have all info to write the formula.
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:49
what is the total column?
User 22/11/2017 - 07:49
Ok - In Q is where i need the total
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:49
or can you show a sample row?
User 22/11/2017 - 07:50
I have an amount in column N - if column J contains List then the fully amount in column N needs to show in column Q
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:50
Great
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:50
that's all I need
User 22/11/2017 - 07:50
if in column J contains Buy, then 1/2 the amount needs to show from column N in column Q
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:50
gimme couple of minutes to write the formula.
User 22/11/2017 - 07:50
ok great
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:52
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:52
here's the formula assuming the first row is row 2.
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:53
change the 2 associated with J and N's accordingly to your data.
User 22/11/2017 - 07:53
not sure I understand that?
User 22/11/2017 - 07:53
my first row is 23
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:54
then the formula should be as follows
User 22/11/2017 - 07:54
YES it totally works
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:54
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:54
cool
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:54
you are easy to teach.
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:54
:)
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:55
anything else?
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:56
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User 22/11/2017 - 07:56
let me make sure I'm getting everything else hold on
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 07:56
sure, take your time. I'm here as long as you need me.
User 22/11/2017 - 08:01
one last question - my formula needs to state:
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:01
hmm, what is it?
User 22/11/2017 - 08:02
If Jan!\$k23:\$k63,"Joe Wengerd) that 's the first part, but I also need to add to it - if column N says "list" then it will give me total count
User 22/11/2017 - 08:03
so if column k23-k63 say Joe, and List it will give me a count - that way i can tell how many in january are for joe & list
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:03
ah, can you share the previous formula? the part you shared doesn't really mean anything.
User 22/11/2017 - 08:05
ok this is a new formula I need. I have 12 sheets - jan - dec.... i have a separate sheet that is doing a total count for the year - I need this formula to tell me if k23-k63 has joe, and column l has list it will start giving me a count
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:07
any row from k23-k63 would be sufficient? the initial question was relatively easy and solvable without seeing the data but the later question is a bit difficult.
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:07
I may need to look at the data.
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:07
If it's possible please share the file.
User 22/11/2017 - 08:08
i don't really have the data - i'm creating this from scratch
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:08
Can you share the file with me?
User 22/11/2017 - 08:10
i dont have a file
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:10
where are you working then?
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:12
Well try this now
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:12
Excelchat Expert 22/11/2017 - 08:17
Hello!

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