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I need help with my data validation and nested if formulas

Solved by D. C. in 19 mins

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Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 04:59

Greetings! Thank you for choosing Got It Pro!

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 04:59

So, you need help with Data Validation and Nested IFs?

User
05/09/2018 - 04:59

hi give me a sec

User
05/09/2018 - 04:59

i have a file

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 04:59

Sure go ahead.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:01

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
05/09/2018 - 05:01

in that file, what i want to do is when the bet size: Other Amounts, I want the bet amount to be based on the K4

User
05/09/2018 - 05:02

and the conditions are: If i get a tail, i will double my bet amount for the next round

User
05/09/2018 - 05:02

and if i get a head, i will bet the initial bet size

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:02

Hmm, so in what cell should the formula be?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:02

can you help me modify my formula inJ8

User
05/09/2018 - 05:02

such that the above conditions are met

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:03

Okay, let me clarify the conditions again as per my understanding.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:03

First, if the bet size = other amounts, bet amount should be K4. Yes?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:03

I have almost finished the formula already, I just cant get it the double when I get a Tail for Coin Toss

User
05/09/2018 - 05:03

yes correct

User
05/09/2018 - 05:03

hold on for a moment

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:03

Okay sure

User
05/09/2018 - 05:04

just want to check with you if it is possible for me to use data valdiation (listing)

User
05/09/2018 - 05:04

but at the same time allow the user to input their own values as well

User
05/09/2018 - 05:04

that means currently the option is $10,50,100

User
05/09/2018 - 05:04

is it possible for other users to input their own values such as $250?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:05

So your data validation is optiosn + a custom number?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:05

options*?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:05

Yes

User
05/09/2018 - 05:05

is it possible to do that?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:05

hold on

User
05/09/2018 - 05:05

ok

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:07

Yes, we can do that.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:07

how do i do that?\

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:07

So what should we do first?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:08

Nested IF or data validation?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:08

the data validation

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:08

Okay, in what cell do you want it to be?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:08

if i can do that, i have an old version of formula which should work perfectly

User
05/09/2018 - 05:08

J4

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:08

Okay hold on.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:08

can u see the list ?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:09

Where is the list?

User
05/09/2018 - 05:09

i have already input 10,50,100

User
05/09/2018 - 05:09

a drop down list at cell J4

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:09

No, there's nothing.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:09

oh okay must be some error when i made a duplicate

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:10

In any case, that's fine.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:10

but can you help be create the list to be $10, $50 and $100?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:10

Sure, got it.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:10

as well as allow the user to input any value that they want

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:10

Here you go.

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:10

The list is in a different sheet named "Bets"

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:10

You can test it out, the drop down would how 10, 50 and 100.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:11

But you can directly edit it

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:11

And there would be no errors.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:11

ok

User
05/09/2018 - 05:11

let me check

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:11

sure.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:13

yup that works

User
05/09/2018 - 05:13

can you tell me how did u manage to do it?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:13

Okay. Sure!

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:13

So it's actually really simple. Just do the data validation.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:13

You'd be selecting list right? Then selecting your list.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:14

yes, but how do i still allow the cells to be edited to other values?

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:14

In the Data Validation window, there would be the "Error Alert" tab. You just have to disable it by unticking the "show error alert" option.

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:14

After that, anything should be fine :)

User
05/09/2018 - 05:15

ok

User
05/09/2018 - 05:15

give me a while to try it on my sheet

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:15

Sure.

User
05/09/2018 - 05:18

okay i got it

User
05/09/2018 - 05:18

that would be all

User
05/09/2018 - 05:18

thanks

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:18

Cool!

Excelchat Expert
05/09/2018 - 05:18

Happy to have helped. Will mark this as answered now!

User
05/09/2018 - 05:18

ok

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