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I need a formula using if formula. In one cell it is, 68 - 79 (L) and in the next cell I need a formula to show a "-1" if there is an (L)

Solved by I. H. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:28

hey there, welcome to gotit expert!!

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:29

what is your problem again?

User
09/08/2018 - 04:29

Can you see the spreadsheet and what I just typed?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:29

yes sir, I can.

User
09/08/2018 - 04:30

I have a column of scores formatted like this. I need row "B" to show either a "1" for row "!" containing a w or a -! for row 1 containg a L

User
09/08/2018 - 04:30

I can't figure out the formula

User
09/08/2018 - 04:32

The formula I have in there just always comes back as "-1"

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:32

What exactly your aim is?

User
09/08/2018 - 04:33

Just to show a "1" if the first row contains a "W" or a "-1" if it contains an "L"

User
09/08/2018 - 04:35

So the second one down should show a "1" instead of a "-1" if the formula works

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:36

the formula you wrote there, is not searching for a "w" in the cell.

User
09/08/2018 - 04:37

How would you write it to search for the "W" in the cell?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:37

instead it is just comparing the cell value to the "W"

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:43

can you see the addition I have made in the sheet

User
09/08/2018 - 04:43

Ok. Understand search function. But how would you write it as a formula to get desired result?

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:46

the answer I gave has a "1" in it, please hold on while I am trying to figure out about the -1..

User
09/08/2018 - 04:46

Thank you

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:53

see I got the answer in the form of true or false.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:53

for converting it to 1 and -1, you can still use if.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:54

Is that sufficient?

User
09/08/2018 - 04:55

Thank you I will work on it from here I guess.

Excelchat Expert
09/08/2018 - 04:56

thank you for consulting us, you are always welcome to come here again!

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