# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need a formula for a resource planning model that will round up if a given number is odd to the next whole number of team size.
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Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:31
hello
User 05/02/2018 - 09:31
hi how are you?
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:32
hi, good, so can you share the file please
User 05/02/2018 - 09:32
one sec
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:32
sure
User 05/02/2018 - 09:34
can you see it?
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:34
yes
User 05/02/2018 - 09:35
basically, i am trying to create a staffing model
User 05/02/2018 - 09:35
if the number of campaigns is odd (row 3)
User 05/02/2018 - 09:36
then the number of resources required should round up so the staffing is the same as the next highest even number
User 05/02/2018 - 09:36
so, the total number of resources required would be the same for 1 and 2 campaigns, 3 and 4 campaigns, 5 and 6 campaigns, etc
User 05/02/2018 - 09:37
however i cant seem to figure it out
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:37
let me see
User 05/02/2018 - 09:38
thanks
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:39
can you create a scenario where the odd number comes and you need to round up
User 05/02/2018 - 09:40
sure
User 05/02/2018 - 09:40
if there is one campaign, there should still be 8 total resources required (8)
User 05/02/2018 - 09:41
this is because the team size is always 8
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:42
what is the campaigns per team's role here?
User 05/02/2018 - 09:42
that is their capacity
User 05/02/2018 - 09:42
so, each team can handle 2 campaigns
User 05/02/2018 - 09:42
however, if there is an odd number of campaigns, like 1, a full team is still required
User 05/02/2018 - 09:43
so that should be 8 in this example
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:44
Ok so basically what you need is same resource for 1&2...3&4...5&6...and so on?
User 05/02/2018 - 09:44
yes exactly
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:46
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:46
Check
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:47
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:47
User 05/02/2018 - 09:48
nice how did you do that?
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:48
first i checked the team number with ISODD function
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:49
then I embeded the result in a IF
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:49
If ISODD then I increased the value of the cell by 1 such that it acts like an even
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:49
And IF not then as it is
User 05/02/2018 - 09:50
ah got it
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:50
:)
User 05/02/2018 - 09:50
thank you
User 05/02/2018 - 09:50
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:50
If you leave please end the chat from your end and give me ratings
Excelchat Expert 05/02/2018 - 09:50
thanks
User 05/02/2018 - 09:51
will do thanks

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