Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I am looking to return a percentage based of numerous criteria (which are embedded in vlookups). I need the formula to see if a percentage is greater than 0, if so, find the proper segment, rate with that segment, and return the proper percentage.
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Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:18
Hello :)
User 07/02/2018 - 10:19
hello
User 07/02/2018 - 10:19
hope you are doing well
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:20
I am. Thank you. I hope you are as well!
User 07/02/2018 - 10:20
i will be doing better once i can get this working! lol
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:20
lol fair enough.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:20
What are you trying to do?
User 07/02/2018 - 10:21
so i need to return the rate of commission based off multiple criteria
User 07/02/2018 - 10:21
cant share my whole file as it has company info
User 07/02/2018 - 10:21
the information is on multiple sheets and there are multiple vlookups
User 07/02/2018 - 10:22
i was looking into index, match, if statements
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:22
Okay, index match would be the way to go.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:22
based on what you told me here.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:22
the growth rate is a formula, so it can pull back negative and positive percentages...if it is negative, it needs to say 0
User 07/02/2018 - 10:23
of if G4>0, please look at the segment that person is in, find the percentage of growth for that segment, and then return that percentage
User 07/02/2018 - 10:24
so since 13% is below 15%, it would come back to the 12.5% rate
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:24
So in your example which column is the segment?
User 07/02/2018 - 10:24
G3 is my reference for the segment
User 07/02/2018 - 10:24
G4 would be the rate
User 07/02/2018 - 10:24
i was trying to make it somewhat simple for myself, lol
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:26
hmmm.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:26
ah, i see.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:27
sorry, hope i am explaining that properly!
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:27
You are, I'm looking at a solution now.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:27
excellent...thanks for looking into it!
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:28
I have everything except for the last part.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:28
My pleasure :)
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:29
What is column C, the number you want to return?
User 07/02/2018 - 10:29
correct!
User 07/02/2018 - 10:29
that is the rate I need to come back
User 07/02/2018 - 10:29
for the percentage of growth...for that particular segment
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:30
So is it always a 2.5% increase?
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:30
as far as column B goes?
User 07/02/2018 - 10:31
that is what we have built right now, but it could change
User 07/02/2018 - 10:31
depending on the segment that we are looking at
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:31
Okay, if it changes, the solution I have may need to change.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:31
However, if that increment stays the same, I have the perfect solution.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:31
we had been talking about utilizing tables...but was trying to avoid that and get it done without that
User 07/02/2018 - 10:31
well thats try that one first!
User 07/02/2018 - 10:31
:D
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:32
Okay, sounds great. One moment while I set it up.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:32
thank you!
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:32
You're very welcome :)
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:45
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:46
It's not fully complete, but I'm just showing that it'll work.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:47
so you are using the percentage growth rates
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:47
Correct. I'm matching the segment with the growth rate.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:48
In order to get the growth rates to match, I had to tier them with a massive nested if statement.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:48
Then, it returns the value that matches both of those numbers in column c.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:48
so i will need to add a column with the growth rate in order to utilize this
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:49
No, I did that for my convenience in writing such a large formula.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:49
oh, lol
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:49
you can eliminate that table by hard-coding that table within the nested if.
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:49
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:50
it would be if(and(G4>=.025,g4<.05)
User 07/02/2018 - 10:50
yep, that makes sense
User 07/02/2018 - 10:50
only trouble would be if we changed the rates then
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:51
I would recommend you use tables though because once you change the rates, you can use a look up to find those numbers also.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:51
yeah, that is where it was starting to go...but i unfortunately am unfamiliar with utilizing those, so was trying to do a formula...sounds like if we are going to be changing things that tables def make more sense
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:52
Yep. absolutely.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:52
thank you very much for your help with this
User 07/02/2018 - 10:52
i really do appreciate it
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:52
You're very welcome. It has been my pleasure :)
User 07/02/2018 - 10:52
now to take it back and apply to my actual spreadsheet!
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:53
Do you understand the formulas I used and why?
User 07/02/2018 - 10:53
actually, as we have a few more minutes...
User 07/02/2018 - 10:53
i see the index is looking at the rate
User 07/02/2018 - 10:54
and you want to match international with an if statement due to the growth rate
User 07/02/2018 - 10:54
so it looks to the segment first
User 07/02/2018 - 10:54
then the growth...
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:54
Yup.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:55
and you have the rates in there which i can hard code
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:55
Oh, when you go to apply this to your spreadsheet, you have to convert it to an array by pressing cntrl+shft+enter.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:55
i did read that from earlier
User 07/02/2018 - 10:55
and it recognizes when you do that?
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:56
Yes, the array just allows you to store multiple concatenated words at the same time.
User 07/02/2018 - 10:56
ahhh, okay
User 07/02/2018 - 10:56
well thank you again for all of your help, i do appreciate you taking the time...and the explanation!
Excelchat Expert 07/02/2018 - 10:57
User 07/02/2018 - 10:57
absolutely!

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