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I need a long If and AND statement. If a1 is between 17-21 AND a2 is greater than 42 and a3 is greater 53 and a4 is less than the time of 15:54 then they pass, if not they fail

Solved by E. S. in 54 mins

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Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:13

Welcome to excel got it pro.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:13

I'm here to help you today.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:14

What a coincidence. I'm here to be helped today,

User
24/02/2018 - 05:14

I'm really just curious if that can be done in one formula.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:14

Is it possible for you to show some sample data?

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:15

Haha.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:15

Yup, it can be done.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:15

I just need to see the data orientation.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:16

essentially that

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:16

Thanks, Please gimme a couple of minutes.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:16

I'll change the age to make it work

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:17

Let me ask you another thing, what is the program you are using? excel or google sheets? if excel, is it office 365 or another version?

User
24/02/2018 - 05:17

it is excel

User
24/02/2018 - 05:17

version....

User
24/02/2018 - 05:17

2013

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:18

ah okay. then we need the if/and combination. Office 365 offer a more simple alternative. A few minutes please.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:20

I can buy 365 and download it in about 5 minutes if that makes your life easier

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:21

No no, not a problem.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:22

D is mm:ss, right?

User
24/02/2018 - 05:22

yes

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:24

Okay, we need to change it a bit, excel recognizes the current time as 13 hour 53 minutes rather than 13 min 53 sec.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:24

OH shit. That's maybe why i couldn't get it haha

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:26

I trying to give it a work.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:29

If you convert the cell value as plain text, would it be a problem?

User
24/02/2018 - 05:29

no noot at all

User
24/02/2018 - 05:30

as long as it registers 13:54 as slower than 13:53... to maybe

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:30

okay, please select YES when you are asked whether you need more time or not.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:33

That seems like a terrible flaw in the program haha.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:36

Okay, maybe excel etiquette can help here. :)

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:38

excel etiquette( best practice) says use cell reference rather than hard coded numbers in formula.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:38

=IF(AND(A2>=17,A2<=21,B2>42,C2>52,D2>F1),"Pass","Fail")

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:38

I have used this and it is working now.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:40

That's a lot simpler than I was trying to do.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:40

sometimes the solution is simple. :)

User
24/02/2018 - 05:41

So let me complicate it further. If i wanted different variables for age range 22-26,27-31, etc. Can that all be added to one formula? Or is that getting too convoluted

User
24/02/2018 - 05:41

essentially an OR

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:41

Of course it can be added into one formula.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:43

Those variables... But I could essentially link them to the benchmark and place is on a different sheet.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:44

Yup you can.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:44

If you need help on how to, just ask me. I'm here for another 30 minutes if you need me.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:45

If you could do the next one that would be OR i could probably go from there and figure out the rest

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:45

Incorporate in one formula, right?

User
24/02/2018 - 05:46

Yes

User
24/02/2018 - 05:46

I have about 600 of these to do. I basically just got handed a tracking list of a bunch of army dudes. That's the low range of the PT table.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:46

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:47

Is it possible for you to share the original file? I might be able to simplify the formula.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:48

you're basically looking at exactly the file. Just has a Rank and Name column

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:48

okay. understood. please again select Yes when you are asked.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:50

So like the next few lines...

User
24/02/2018 - 05:50

the second line is the same except the age is different

User
24/02/2018 - 05:51

and all their ages are calculated wiht a formula from their birthday

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:51

understood.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:52

As it stands I have to manually look at everyone's numbers, which obviously i can sort by age but it's tedious.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:53

Lol and also i can tell you by run times 4 of them failed

User
24/02/2018 - 05:54

line 4 should be a Fail

User
24/02/2018 - 05:54

line 3 a pass

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:56

Please take a closer look, and let me know why.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:57

So line 3.. a 23 year old, the minimum to pass is 40 push ups, 50 sit ups, and run faster than 16:36

User
24/02/2018 - 05:57

17:58 is slower

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:57

ah okay.

User
24/02/2018 - 05:57

and i'll fix the age on teh first one so i do'nt fck this up

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 05:58

now?

User
24/02/2018 - 05:59

Thats their actuall pass/fail

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:00

15:53 is slower than 13:54

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:01

so, it should be a fail.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:01

The table was incorrect.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:02

Now it is correct.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:02

=IF(AND(A2>=$G$3,A2<=$H$3,B2>$I$3,C2>$J$3,D2<$K$3),"Pass",IF(AND(A2>=$G$4,A2<=$H$4,B2>$I$4,C2>$J$4,D2<$K$4),"Pass","Fail"))

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:02

here I have added only first two group.

User
24/02/2018 - 06:03

thanks

User
24/02/2018 - 06:03

You're a scholar and a gentleman

User
24/02/2018 - 06:03

dude made it by a second hahaa i feel like someone pencil whipped that grade

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:04

IF(AND(A2>=$G$3,A2<=$H$3,B2>$I$3,C2>$J$3,D2<$K$3),"Pass",IF(AND(A2>=$G$4,A2<=$H$4,B2>$I$4,C2>$J$4,D2<$K$4),"Pass",IF(AND(A2>=$G$5,A2<=$H$5,B2>$I$5,C2>$J$5,D2<$K$5),"Pass",IF(AND(A2>=$G$6,A2<=$H$6,B2>$I$6,C2>$J$6,D2<$K$6),"Pass","Fail"))))

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:04

here you go, added two more.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:04

Do you want me to finish the rest too?'

User
24/02/2018 - 06:05

Nah working it out should be a nice learning opportunity for me

User
24/02/2018 - 06:05

Didn't you say you got off soon?

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:05

Did I?

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:05

I don't remember, :)

User
24/02/2018 - 06:05

There is a beer somewhere that needs to be drank.

User
24/02/2018 - 06:06

I appreciate your help. Next time I'll have something more difficult.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:06

haha.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:06

We will be waiting for the challenge.

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:06

Anything else you need for now?

User
24/02/2018 - 06:07

Nope enjoy your day/night/morning/evening. Whatever you got going on whereever you are

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:07

Its the middle of the day here. You too.

User
24/02/2018 - 06:07

1am here this is how i spend my friya nights

Excelchat Expert
24/02/2018 - 06:07

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User
24/02/2018 - 06:07

you have a good day

User
24/02/2018 - 06:07

deal

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24/02/2018 - 06:08

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User
24/02/2018 - 06:08

cheers

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