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I have a question on the If formula with multiple characters.

Solved by G. D. in 18 mins

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Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:41

hi

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:42

welcome at got it pro

User
06/02/2018 - 03:42

hello

User
06/02/2018 - 03:42

I have a quick question

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:42

please

User
06/02/2018 - 03:42

i am going to show you what i need help with

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:42

yes go on

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

if they all say "increase"

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

i want it to only show "Increase"

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

if they have increase, increase, decrease, then i want it to type in Increase / (Decrease)

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:43

ok out of 3?

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

yes

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

as an example

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:43

in which cell?

User
06/02/2018 - 03:43

b5

User
06/02/2018 - 03:44

so if the following 3, has all increase...it should formulate to just "Increase"

User
06/02/2018 - 03:44

if it has increase and decrease, it should formulate to Increase / (Decrease)

User
06/02/2018 - 03:44

and if it has decrease, it should formulate to "Decrease"

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:45

please check

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

THANK YOU

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

!!!

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:45

please help me by rating 5 star

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

wait

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

so what about

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

if it has increase, increase, decrease

User
06/02/2018 - 03:45

it should say

User
06/02/2018 - 03:46

can you fix my first formula

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:46

ok

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:46

check pleaes

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:46

please*

User
06/02/2018 - 03:46

no it should be "Increase / (Decrease)

User
06/02/2018 - 03:46

if it has both

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:47

if you change the value from A1,a2 and a3 then the answe will be displayed in cell B1

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:48

both mean?

User
06/02/2018 - 03:48

this is what i mean

User
06/02/2018 - 03:48

cell B9 thats what it should formulate

User
06/02/2018 - 03:48

in this case

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:49

ok if increase and decrease both available then it should shows both?

User
06/02/2018 - 03:49

it should formulate as "Increase / (Decrease)"

User
06/02/2018 - 03:49

yessss

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:49

ok wait

User
06/02/2018 - 03:49

if it has both

User
06/02/2018 - 03:49

thanks

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:52

please check

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

THANK YOU FOR VERY MUCH

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

this helps a lot!

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

this drove me crazy haha

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:53

please help me by rating 5 star

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:53

bye

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

absolutely!

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:53

nice to meet you

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

likewise

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:53

thanks for using got it pro

User
06/02/2018 - 03:53

is it always free until 20 min

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:54

i think so

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:54

you can check on website

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:55

please close the session

User
06/02/2018 - 03:55

wait

User
06/02/2018 - 03:55

this formula doesnt work for decreasew

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:55

ok

User
06/02/2018 - 03:56

works for only increase

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:56

wait

User
06/02/2018 - 03:56

but what its only decrease

User
06/02/2018 - 03:56

ok

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:56

i think there is some error wait i am checking

User
06/02/2018 - 03:57

ok

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:57

please check

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:58

done

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:58

now is ok?

User
06/02/2018 - 03:58

lemme check

Excelchat Expert
06/02/2018 - 03:58

sure

User
06/02/2018 - 04:00

wonderful thank you very much

User
06/02/2018 - 04:00

ending the session now

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