Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have 5 or so variables that need to be checked in order to determine what price/unit i should use, there are 6 different price/unit. at the moment i am using really long IF(AND(),"","") statements and was wondering if there is a more efficient function i can use to determine this?
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User 22/04/2018 - 12:49
yea its more or a one off spreadsheet for data management/booking
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:49
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Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:50
please tell me details.
User 22/04/2018 - 12:50
ok so is there a more efficient formulas to use that accounts for multiple variables besides using if and AND statements?
User 22/04/2018 - 12:51
i am trying to develop a sheet that determines a rate per night based on a number of client variables
User 22/04/2018 - 12:51
where the rate per night varies depending of the date of the booking
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:52
I need to look at the data.
User 22/04/2018 - 12:52
there are 3 different rates depending on time of year
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:52
Can you do that?
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:53
Please list the variables in the preview window.
User 22/04/2018 - 12:55
does that make sense?
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:55
not really.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:55
This gives me an idea of where do you need the formula.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:56
But I need to know the determinants for nightly rates.
User 22/04/2018 - 12:56
so trying to use variable such as: age, member status, season, number of nights/ weekend?, in order to determine the nightly rate
User 22/04/2018 - 12:57
at teh moment i am considering using If statements combined with And statements for the logic part to determine this
User 22/04/2018 - 12:57
but was wondering if there is a more efficient function
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:57
There is.
User 22/04/2018 - 12:57
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:57
We can use index/match
User 22/04/2018 - 12:58
ok how would you use those functions? i havent used them before..
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 12:59
I'm asking for the determinants to show you how to use it.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:00
We need to create a table.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:00
Then using that table, we can create the formula.
User 22/04/2018 - 01:01
does what i just input into the preview help?
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:01
it doesn't.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:01
I need the complete list.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:01
Please look at column T.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:02
Please fill the table with the variables.
User 22/04/2018 - 01:02
ahk, so i don't havent that information yet as it will be a "living sheet" with the data inut as it comes in..?
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:03
Then the only thing I can show you is the general syntax of index/match
User 22/04/2018 - 01:04
ok if you could and then i'll try figuring out how it works.
User 22/04/2018 - 01:04
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:05
Give me a few minutes.
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:12
Excelchat Expert 22/04/2018 - 01:12
Please see the result now.

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