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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

Welcome to got it pro

Excelchat Expert
22/04/2018 - 12:49

I will help you today.

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

thankyou

Excelchat Expert
22/04/2018 - 01:05

Give me a few minutes.

Excelchat Expert
22/04/2018 - 01:12

=ArrayFormula(index($D$15:$D$18,match(1,($A$15:$A$18=P3)*($B$15:$B$18=Q3),0)))

Excelchat Expert
22/04/2018 - 01:12

Please see the result now.

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