# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need a formula stating if value in range B3:B11=Word, then print whats in the first cell of that row and stop. if not, continue on.
Solved by I. L. in 18 mins
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Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:22
Hello, I understand that you want to check if the value of B3:B11 is equal to Word, if it is, print the first cell and stop looking right?
User 06/08/2018 - 05:23
yes
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:23
Are you able to provide a sample data so I can understand it better?
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:25
Okay, using the sample you provided, what is the expected output?
User 06/08/2018 - 05:26
If the ifelse statement finds "Word" its true and prints the Cell before it
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:26
Please show me an example output using the sample data you provided.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:26
for instance B1=word, print A1
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:27
I see.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:27
Thank you.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:27
Where do you want the formula?
User 06/08/2018 - 05:27
A16
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:28
User 06/08/2018 - 05:28
But it has to go through the whole range even if it finds a true
User 06/08/2018 - 05:28
the expected answer is the person's name
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:29
No, just show me using the example so I'll have a better understanding of your request.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:29
In the example you typed, what should be the result of the formula?
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:29
That way, I'll have something to compare the result of my formula with.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:30
if B2=Word, print A2, if not continue on
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:30
Please, show me in the sheet to the right, not here.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:30
Because I can see 4 Word in your list.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:30
B2=Word, print A2
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:30
Are you able to read my messages?
User 06/08/2018 - 05:30
Yes
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:31
If so, please show me the result you expect in the sheet to the right, not in this chat window.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:32
There, that's why I was asking for a sample output. So you just want to list everything that has a WORD.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:32
It's easier explaining it with an example.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:33
I can see that....lol
User 06/08/2018 - 05:33
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:33
Let me work on this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:34
I've applied the formula starting row 16.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:35
You can play around with it by changing your sample data. Try to add more Word or change the names.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:35
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:35
If you need it to work with Excel, we'll have to change it slightly.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:36
wow, thats really good
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:37
If you need to use it in Excel, here's the formula:
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:37
=IFERROR(INDEX(\$A\$1:\$A\$15, SMALL(IF((\$B\$2:\$B\$11="Word"),ROW(\$A\$2:\$A\$11),FALSE),ROW(1:1))),"")
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:37
The formulas used are array formulas so they need to be confirmed by using CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER instead of just ENTER. You'll know that you've done it correct if the formula gets automatically enclosed in { }
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:38
Here's the file with the formula working in Excel.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:38
wow you are awesome!
User 06/08/2018 - 05:38
I wouldnt have got this on my own
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:38
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:39
Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?
User 06/08/2018 - 05:39
That would be all
User 06/08/2018 - 05:39
Thank you
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:39
Alright, if you have no other questions regarding the original concern, I'd appreciate a 5-star rating and your feedback if you think I deserve it.
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:39
I'll be giving you high ratings as well so the other experts will know that you are a good client and should be taken care of.
User 06/08/2018 - 05:39
;-)
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 05:39
Please do not forget to click the End Session button otherwise I'll be stuck here until the timer expires and be unable to help others. Thank you.

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