# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hello, I need to make several @ if Statements within one cell. =IF(SUM(R5:S5)>6,6,SUM(R5:S5)+IF(O5<80,3,SUM(R5:S5))) This is the formula I have come up with, but it's not working. Are you able to figure out what I've done wrong? It should say, if the sum is > 6 then 6 if not then the sum of r5&s5 also if o5 is less than 80 then 3 if not then the sum of r5 and s5 Are you able to helP?
Solved by Z. W. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:04
Welcome, thank you for choosing Got It Pro-Excel! I'll be glad to assist you with your concern. :)
User 20/07/2018 - 07:04
Great, thanks!
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:04
Okay, I've seen your query and it seems you need help in fixing your formula. May I know on what cell is the formula entered?
User 20/07/2018 - 07:05
Sure T5
User 20/07/2018 - 07:06
=IF(SUM(R5:S5)>6,6,SUM(R5:S5)+IF(O5<80,3,SUM(R5:S5)))
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:07
What I'm actually confused at is the part of this one: IF(O5<80,3,SUM(R5:S5))
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:08
Do you want to add the output value of this to the output value of =IF(SUM(R5:S5)>6,6,SUM(R5:S5))?
User 20/07/2018 - 07:08
It's for leaves taken, if they have 80 sick days they can carryover their personal days up to 3 if not they only get 3 new sick days not the carry over
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:09
Oh I see.
User 20/07/2018 - 07:09
I don't want to add the output value, I want it to check to see if they have less than 80 sick days
User 20/07/2018 - 07:09
if they don't, then i want it to be just the 3 new personal days given
User 20/07/2018 - 07:11
Sorry, if they "do" not if they "don't"
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:12
Okay, let me try to reconfigure your formula to return the correct computation. We can then check if it was configured correctly. :)
User 20/07/2018 - 07:12
Sick CO Sck New Sick Bal P/L CO P/L New P/L Bal 129.50 18.00 138.00 3.00 3.00 6.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 137.50 18.00 138.00 6.00 3.00 6.00 26.25 18.00 44.25 1.00 3.00 7.00
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:13
Oh sorry, it seems the chatbox distorted the format of the values you've pasted. Will it be okay if you paste them over to the document preview to the right? Thanks!
User 20/07/2018 - 07:14
t5 is f22 now
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:16
Is 7 the supposed value on F22 if we are to manually compute for it? :)
User 20/07/2018 - 07:16
No, it should be 3 because they have less than 80 sick days
User 20/07/2018 - 07:17
f21 should be 6, f19 should be 6
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:17
Oh I see. I get now. Thanks so much for patiently clarifying this. Let me work on it and update you the soonest!
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:18
Already done! Please refer to cell F22 for the corrected formula. I as well verified this with F19 and F21 cells.
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:19
If we are to edit your original formula posted, it should look like this:
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:19
=IF(05<80,3,IF(SUM(R5:S5)>6,6,SUM(R5:S5)))
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:19
=IF(O5<80,3,IF(SUM(R5:S5)>6,6,SUM(R5:S5)))
User 20/07/2018 - 07:20
Yay!! You are wonderful. Thanks SO much!!
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:20
Basically, before anything else, it would first check on cell O5 prior to checking the SUM(R5:S5).
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:21
Is there anything else that I can assist you regarding the solution provided? :)
User 20/07/2018 - 07:21
Okay, that makes sense. I really appreciate your help! Enjoy your day!
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:21
Nice! You can now end the session via the button on your upper right (sorry, can't do it from our end). I would also appreciate it if you can leave a great feedback after this.Thanks so much for using Got it pro and have a nice day! :)
Excelchat Expert 20/07/2018 - 07:24
Hello, if all is good now, you may end the session by clicking the END SESSION on the upper right of your screen. Also, I'd appreciate if you could drop a few lines for your kind and honest feedback on a survey after this session. Many thanks and have a good day!

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