# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Given: RetYr = 2057 B48=2055 B49=2056 B50=2057 FirstYrAnnExp = 174,855 B51=2058 M48=IF(B48>=RetYr-1,IF(M47>1,M47*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp)) Returns FALSE M49=IF(B49>=RetYr-1,IF(M48>1,M48*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp)) Correctly retuns 0 M50=IF(B50>=RetYr-1,IF(M49>1,M49*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp)) Correctly returns 174,855 M51=IF(B51>=RetYr-1,IF(M50>1,M50*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp)) Correctly returns 180,100 How can I avoid â€œFALSEâ€ when the B column is less than RetYr? A zero or blank would be better.
Solved by V. W. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:50
Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel How may I help you today?
User 09/02/2018 - 12:54
How can I get rid of the FALSE in J48 ?
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:54
Can you please type the formula gai
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:54
again
User 09/02/2018 - 12:57
IF(B48>=RetYr-1,IF(M47>1,M47*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp))
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:58
What do you want in place of False?
User 09/02/2018 - 12:58
A blank of a zero
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:58
IF(B48>=RetYr-1,IF(M47>1,M47*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp)," ")
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 12:58
Check if this works
User 09/02/2018 - 01:00
it makes row 49 and up blank, however now the rows below that are = #VALUE!
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:00
IF(B48>=RetYr-1,IF(M47>1,M47*(1+Inflation),FirstYrAnnExp),0)
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:01
Check with thi
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:01
if this doesn
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:01
work
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:01
I will need to see the data or atleast an example
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:01
Please create a new session for that
User 09/02/2018 - 01:01
OK changed the "" to a zero - fixed!
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:02
Done right?
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:02
Is there anything else you want to know regarding this issue?
User 09/02/2018 - 01:02
Looks like it
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Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:04
You may want to end the session now
Excelchat Expert 09/02/2018 - 01:04
Please don't navigate away before ending the session

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