# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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How can I incorporate a letter into an Excel IF formula, as in IF(A1="N",1,IF(A1="C",2,0))
Solved by V. E. in 25 mins
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Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:24
welcome to excel got it pro
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:25
I understand you have a query about IF function.
User 05/04/2018 - 02:25
Yes
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:26
The formula you wrote in description is correct and yes you can incorporate a letter into an IF formula.
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:26
User 05/04/2018 - 02:26
It didn't work
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:27
Can you show me your work in the preview window?
User 05/04/2018 - 02:28
My actual formula is =IF(F10="N",1,IF(F10="C",2,IF(F10="S",3,IF(F10="L",4,IF(F10="W",5,0))))). I entered an N into F10 and 0 showed up instead of 1
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:29
Okay, lets see.
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:30
The same formula you wrote is working in the preview sheet. Did you enter N manually or copy pasted it from a source?
User 05/04/2018 - 02:30
Entered it manually
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:31
Strange, would you be able to send me the file? cause nothing wrong in the formula.
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:31
to upload a file, please click on the paperclip icon on the right.
User 05/04/2018 - 02:33
Ogive me a minute
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:33
User 05/04/2018 - 02:37
When I collapsed it down to just the formula to attach, it worked!
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:38
Is the formula =IF(F10="N",1,IF(F10="C",2,IF(F10="S",3,IF(F10="L",4,IF(F10="W",5,0))))) part of a bigger formula?
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:38
which isn't working?
User 05/04/2018 - 02:40
That's the entire formula
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:40
And it still isn't working?
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:40
Only 3 more minutes remaining..
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:42
Thanks for choosing to extend.
User 05/04/2018 - 02:42
When I saved the worksheet as a different sheet and erased all but the formula it worked. It just didn'tseem to work in the original workshet
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:43
I see. May be there was something off with the formatting of the original sheet. But I cannot say for sure without taking a look.
User 05/04/2018 - 02:45
Thanks.I'll go back and assess.Now that I know I did the formula correctly I should be able to fix.
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:46
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:46
Please close the chat session by clicking on the end session button.
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:46
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:47
Please remember it is important to end the chat session from your side, otherwise I'm stuck here and won't be able to help others.
User 05/04/2018 - 02:48
Not sure how to end
User 05/04/2018 - 02:48
Oh, I'll just close the tab
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:48
Do you see a button where it says END SESSION?
User 05/04/2018 - 02:48
No
Excelchat Expert 05/04/2018 - 02:49
closing tab won't make it end, A red text somewhere in the top of the screen.

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