# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have a schedule for my colleagues and I would like excel to automatically remove their break time from the allocated hours I have inputted for that week, based on the amount of hours they have set within that day. So if they're doing 4 hours, they get no break. If they're doing between 5 to 8 hours, they get 30 minutes. 9 hours or more they get 45 minutes.
Solved by S. J. in 52 mins
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User 22/09/2018 - 12:40
Hello?
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:40
User 22/09/2018 - 12:40
Sorry the questions I was given I cannot seem to answer
User 22/09/2018 - 12:40
So I thought it ended
User 22/09/2018 - 12:40
Yes that is correct :)
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:40
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Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:41
Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:41
Can you tell me the high-level goal you are trying to achieve?
User 22/09/2018 - 12:41
Not sure I understand the question?
User 22/09/2018 - 12:42
Oh, as in my main goal I'm trying to achieve
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:42
Yes
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:42
Do u have a sample document so I can address to your problem?
User 22/09/2018 - 12:42
Basically, I have a small little bar and I no longer pay for my staff breaks
User 22/09/2018 - 12:42
But, I don't want it to take it off what I allocate my hours for that week
User 22/09/2018 - 12:43
Yeah sure
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:43
Thank you, I'll wait for it
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:44
Based on what you've shared, you need a formula using if statement
User 22/09/2018 - 12:45
Okay
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:45
I understand what the question is, I’ll start working on the solution and will be updating you as I work.
User 22/09/2018 - 12:45
Okay lovely, thank you so much
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:45
This should take me 30mins or less.
User 22/09/2018 - 12:46
As I've copied it across I don't think the formulas would've copied correctly
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:47
Can you just add the file using the paper click at the right of your chat box
User 22/09/2018 - 12:47
There we go, no it's got it.
User 22/09/2018 - 12:47
The allocation is at the bottom
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:47
Paper clip*
User 22/09/2018 - 12:49
Two seconds
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:50
Use the paper clip at the right or your chat box to send the file
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:50
So I can fully understand your goal
User 22/09/2018 - 12:50
Yeah just removing names quickly
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:52
Ok, wait
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:53
is you c9 value equal to 0 or 8?
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:55
what is your initial value in target replen?
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:56
Hello
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 12:56
Are you still there?
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:23
Since you lack in information, this is the best thing that I can only do.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:25
The formula states that if the value in S (Cell C4) is equal to or lesser than 4 it will give a value which is 0.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:27
While if the value in S (Cell C4) is equal to or lesser than 8 it will give a value which is 30.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:28
Else, it will give a value which is 45.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:28
That goes the same with the other cells.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:29
I also give additional table if you are using a number of hours.
Excelchat Expert 22/09/2018 - 01:31
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