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i need a formula to fill a cell with a number value based on entries in two adjacent cells. for example, if A1='F' and B1='3', then I would like C1 to autofill with '18'

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Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:15

Hi there!

User
02/05/2018 - 02:15

hello

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:15

I will be happy to help you with your IF requirement

User
02/05/2018 - 02:15

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:16

One question - what should cell C1 be if the criterias are NOT met?

User
02/05/2018 - 02:16

blank is fine

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:17

Ok great

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:18

Check out the formula in cell C1 and let me know if that works for you!

User
02/05/2018 - 02:19

ok, that did work for me

User
02/05/2018 - 02:19

so, i have some new questions now!

User
02/05/2018 - 02:20

is there a way to input multiple 'IF' conditions into the same cell?

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:20

Ok awesome! The thing is... we are only supposed to answer one question per session.

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:20

can answer that one though!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:20

I

User
02/05/2018 - 02:20

also, I would like the whole column to behave this way

User
02/05/2018 - 02:21

wow yea, that is like the genie's 3 wishes rule

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:21

Absolutely. Give me an example of a multiple IF logic that you would need and I can code it so you can see

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:21

Regarding the whole column to behave this way - you can just drag down the formula (hover mouse over bottom right of cell, until you see the "+" sign, then grab and drag it down)

User
02/05/2018 - 02:22

for instance, if B1=4 instead, then I would like C1=26

User
02/05/2018 - 02:23

ok, thank you, i should have figured about that handle

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:24

oh yes

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:24

let me code that in for you so you can see how to use multiple IF's

User
02/05/2018 - 02:24

okay, thanks!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:24

You have to use the AND in there as well

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:25

See how I just added the next IF?

User
02/05/2018 - 02:26

don't see that yet...

User
02/05/2018 - 02:26

only see the one IF

User
02/05/2018 - 02:26

i see the AND

User
02/05/2018 - 02:26

=if(and(A1="F",B1=3),18,"")

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:26

Weird!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:26

=if(and(A1="F",B1=3),18,if(and(A1="F",B1=4),26,""))

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:27

Sometimes the google sheet acts up like this.

User
02/05/2018 - 02:27

ok, no worries. i think i understand the logic

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:27

Beautiful

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:28

Please don't hesitate to ping us back though if you need more help and we can assist with a new session. I hope I added some value!

User
02/05/2018 - 02:28

last clarifying question! if i were to change the position of one of the columns, will the formula still work or should manually input new column entries?

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:28

Oh good one

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:28

Depending on which column you change... you may have to adjust the formula slightly

User
02/05/2018 - 02:28

ok, if it doesn't work then i'll know it didn't automatically change the values

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:28

like if you put the letters in column D instead... A1 would be replaced with D1

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:29

give me an example and I will tell you how it would affect the formula

User
02/05/2018 - 02:30

let's say i cut the C column and inserted it after G, would the formula automatically update its parameters?

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:31

The formula would have to be adjusted, you would just make the cell refrences back to A and B

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:31

there is a way to make them static... but then the auto populating of the column doesn't work

User
02/05/2018 - 02:31

ok, then i would make the change in the row 1 and drag the handle back down to update all

User
02/05/2018 - 02:31

sounds good!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:32

Yes exactly to the first cell!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:32

then drag

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:32

Reach back out if you have issues and we will help!

User
02/05/2018 - 02:32

thank you so much, you've been super helpful

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:32

That's great news - thanks!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:32

have a great day ~

User
02/05/2018 - 02:32

you too!

Excelchat Expert
02/05/2018 - 02:33

:)

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