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I am trying to build a currency converter into a spreadsheet.
I have 2 cells with drop down menus (GBP, USD, EUR) and need a formula along the lines of IF B6=USD AND D6=GBP, D8 (my results cell) should equal B8 (the value to be converted) divided by P3 (a cell containing the conversion rate)

Solved by X. F. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 09:59

Dear Student. I hope you're doing great today! :-)

User
05/04/2018 - 09:59

I am, you too! :)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:00

Do you have data that we can work on?

User
05/04/2018 - 10:00

None yet!

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:01

Ok. Let's try to get you the format. :-)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:01

Can you further describe the problem? Thank you.

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:01

You have 3 currencies

User
05/04/2018 - 10:01

Yes

User
05/04/2018 - 10:02

I need to be able to convert interchangeably

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:02

What you need is the automatic conversion according to currency.

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:02

Right?

User
05/04/2018 - 10:02

Yes

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:02

Ok. Got it, Will get back to you in a while.

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:02

Allow me to work in a separate sheet which you won't be able to view. The sheet you're seeing in the monitor is quite complicated to use. :-)

User
05/04/2018 - 10:03

Thanks :)

User
05/04/2018 - 10:03

It's only a simple tool so I don't have to pick up a calculator and do the same sums every 5 minutes but it would make my life 100,000,000000% easier :D

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:03

Sure. :-)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:13

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:13

HI. Can you check the file.

User
05/04/2018 - 10:14

Sure!

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:15

The exchange rates are just samples.

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:16

You have the dropdown there. Plus the automatic computation accoring to the currency.

User
05/04/2018 - 10:16

That is amazing, thank you so much for your help :)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:16

My pleasure. :-)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:16

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Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:16

Have a beautiful day and God bless you!

User
05/04/2018 - 10:17

Just one quick question

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:17

Sure.

User
05/04/2018 - 10:17

The exchange rates I need to 4 decimal places but I can see the cells are custom format

User
05/04/2018 - 10:18

Can I just change that without it affecting the formula? :)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:18

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:18

No that wont affect the formula at all.

User
05/04/2018 - 10:19

Lovely, thank you!¬

User
05/04/2018 - 10:19

Have a wonderful day!

User
05/04/2018 - 10:19

:)

Excelchat Expert
05/04/2018 - 10:19

Thank you. God bless. :-)

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