# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hi. I do not know why but for some reason I cannot perform a simple IF function in my excel 2016. The formula goes : =IF(A1=''YES'',10,0). Is there anything checked or unchecked in the settings, that is blocking me to perform this function or?
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Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:32
Welcome to excel got it pro
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:32
User 29/11/2017 - 02:32
Hi
User 29/11/2017 - 02:32
hI
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:32
as per formula there's nothing wrong with it.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:32
i need to create a formula
User 29/11/2017 - 02:32
where
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:32
User 29/11/2017 - 02:32
for example in one cell if the value is YES
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:33
okay. '
User 29/11/2017 - 02:33
then in the other sheet it will return 10%
User 29/11/2017 - 02:33
if its the value is NO
User 29/11/2017 - 02:33
then return 0% in the other sheet
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:33
hmm
User 29/11/2017 - 02:33
but for some reason
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:33
understood. but 10%/0% of what?
User 29/11/2017 - 02:33
no its just a description
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:34
oh okay.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:34
of either YES or no Answer
User 29/11/2017 - 02:34
YES = 10%
User 29/11/2017 - 02:34
NO = 0%
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:34
hmm
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:35
so the simple formula would be =if(A1="YES",10%,0)
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
Yes
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
that is what I tried
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
but it throws an error
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:35
but this isn't working?
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
no
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
i think
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:35
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
there is something either unchecked
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
or checked wrong
User 29/11/2017 - 02:35
in the settings
User 29/11/2017 - 02:36
error says, not trying to type a formula?
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:36
no, there's no such thing about settings in excel behind the reason of a formula not working. So please tell me about the error you are getting with the formula.
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:37
hmm, it happens when you mistype a formula name or make error in formula syntax.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:37
you type: = 1+1, cell shows: 2#
User 29/11/2017 - 02:37
yes
User 29/11/2017 - 02:37
but I cannot
User 29/11/2017 - 02:37
even perform
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:38
Is it possible for you to show me your sheet?
User 29/11/2017 - 02:38
=IF(A1=''YES'',1,0)
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:38
the one you are working with?
User 29/11/2017 - 02:38
i cannot share the sheet unfortunately
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:39
that's a problem but lets try other things.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:39
pls
User 29/11/2017 - 02:39
check the sheet here
User 29/11/2017 - 02:39
it threw an error
User 29/11/2017 - 02:39
again
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:39
try the formula written in B1.
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:40
I thing its a problem with the double quote of your formula.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:40
yes
User 29/11/2017 - 02:40
how do i change
User 29/11/2017 - 02:40
it
User 29/11/2017 - 02:40
to have needed one
User 29/11/2017 - 02:40
or what is the usual shortcut
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
for double quote
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:41
may be your keyboard settings is causing the problem
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
i think so
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:41
so try copying the formula I wrote.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
as well
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
Yep
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
its working
User 29/11/2017 - 02:41
so you found the problem
User 29/11/2017 - 02:42
what is the usual shortcut for double quote?
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:42
is it working in your sheet too?
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:42
there's no shortcut, its a standard key of every keyboard.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:42
Yes
User 29/11/2017 - 02:42
ok
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
i ll figure it out
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
at least i kno
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
w
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
whats wrong
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:43
So, either you have press the key from you keyboard or try copying from another source.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
Thank you so much for your help
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
And have a nice day
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:43
as per example you can copy the double quote from this sheet.
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 02:43
You too.
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
ye
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
thx
User 29/11/2017 - 02:43
:)
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