# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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trying to see if there's a formula for what i need. i'll have a column of numbers and want the next column to say either "1" "2" or "3" based on the value of the prior column. tried playing witht the if function, but that seems to only have 2 answers
Solved by B. H. in 8 mins
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Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:00
Hi there!
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:00
I think you're on the right track with your IF logic... might you be able to make a quick example of how the sheet is set up in the google sheet over there ------------>
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:01
Perfect and then let me know your desired logic and I will make it happen!
User 25/04/2018 - 02:02
basically looking for a formula to say if the number in A is less than -2000, put 1 in B, between -2000 and 0, put 2 in B, anything greater than 0, put 3 in B
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:02
Fantastic
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:02
You were definitely right with your IF function - but we can use IFS instead
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:03
Let me create it and you can copy to your sheet and see if it works.
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:05
Try this:
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:05
=IFS(A1<-2000,1,A1<=0,2,A1>0,3)
User 25/04/2018 - 02:07
so i wouldn't have to set a range necessarily for "2". if it's less than 2,000, the first if takes precedent and it'll put a 1?
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:07
You got it
User 25/04/2018 - 02:07
perfect, thanks!
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:08
less than -2000
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:08
My pleasure!
Excelchat Expert 25/04/2018 - 02:08
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