# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i have 3 columns, need to put result in 4th column of column 1 if data then column 2 if data then column 3 if data. only one result posted
Solved by G. E. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:48
hello..
User 16/07/2018 - 06:48
hey
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:49
User 16/07/2018 - 06:49
let me put stuff in columns
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:49
OK..
User 16/07/2018 - 06:51
so i need to creat in another colunm a comaprison starting with coumn athen , b teh c but only n result, BLanks are intentional
User 16/07/2018 - 06:52
let me rewrite this sarting with column a , tehn b then c, but only one result, blank are intentional because 0 could be a value
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:53
so if there is value in column a, you want put a in the result..
User 16/07/2018 - 06:53
if is a solution that works great on row 2 but row 3 get too complicated
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:53
if a is blank.. result will be b..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:54
if b is blank.. and c will be the result..
User 16/07/2018 - 06:54
if b and c are filled , only b is the result
User 16/07/2018 - 06:55
c is the result when nothing in A or B
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:57
User 16/07/2018 - 06:58
it look good , can i see teh formula
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:58
Sure..
User 16/07/2018 - 06:59
will this work in excel 2007
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:59
Sure..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 06:59
hold on..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:00
Yes, no problem..
User 16/07/2018 - 07:00
great , i guess that was easy for you, how much does it cost
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:01
what cost..??
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:01
You will be a expert in Excel in someday..
User 16/07/2018 - 07:02
so I can reach you very often like that
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:02
It just every day practice..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:03
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:03
and I become expert in excel..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:03
you will be ..
User 16/07/2018 - 07:04
can you explain vlookup rapidly
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:04
OK..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:04
VLOOKUP(value, range, number, x)
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:05
this is how vlookup works..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:05
you want find value in the range..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:05
but range has multiple column..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:05
you need to specify number..
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:06
x is true or false.. if it is false.. value must match exacty..
User 16/07/2018 - 07:06
show me on this sheet please
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:06
can you extend session..??
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:07
I need more time to explain to you...
User 16/07/2018 - 07:07
how
User 16/07/2018 - 07:08
do I extend it
Excelchat Expert 16/07/2018 - 07:08
but i didn't get extention..

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