# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hi, just need a bit of help with this IF statement: =IF(Z499="Open",[AB499-B499],[Z499])
Solved by M. W. in 8 mins
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Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:07
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Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:08
User 12/09/2018 - 01:08
can you fix my IF statement please?
User 12/09/2018 - 01:08
=IF(Z499="Open",[AB499-B499],[Z499])
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:08
What is the problem?
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:09
Can you add some sample data at the right side of the screen and then I can help you better.
User 12/09/2018 - 01:10
ok, can i take control of the .xls please?
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:10
You can add from row 4 onwards
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:10
just leave first 2 rows
User 12/09/2018 - 01:10
OK
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:12
I have added two row 2 and row 3... I guess that is what you want?
User 12/09/2018 - 01:13
yes, that looks right
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:13
if it is open than subtract otherwise same value (open or closed)
User 12/09/2018 - 01:13
correct
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:13
wait
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
=IF(Z499="Open",(AB499-B499),[Z499)
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
Trying using this, just corrected your formula
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
oops
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
=IF(Z499="Open",AB499-B499,Z499)
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
this one
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:14
I hope it will serve your purpose
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:15
Did it solve your query?
User 12/09/2018 - 01:15
perfect - thank you :)
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:15
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Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:15
Thanks for using Got it Pro. Looking forward to help you further. Appreciate it :)
Excelchat Expert 12/09/2018 - 01:15
Have a good day :)
User 12/09/2018 - 01:15
thanksm you too

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