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I am hoping you can help me.
I have one spreadsheet that has standard audit comments and I have a standard comment column for yes and a standard comment column for No.
when I go to audit visits I use another sheet to record the visit use an if Statement to return the value of the cell.
=IF(P9="yes",'2018 Preschool Wordings'!M8,IF(P9="No",'2018 Preschool Wordings'!N8,""))
once I have the content in the cell I normally need to modify the content slightly depending on the circumstances. the comments can be quite lengthy.
but my formula wont show me the values to then allow me to modify.
help

Solved by C. C. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:01

Hello, welcome to got it pro

User
09/10/2018 - 01:02

does my question make sense.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:02

do you have your file so we can check on that?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:03

I do but can you guarantee that it will be deleted after.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:03

yes,

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:04

any file you send us, you can assure that it was only for the both of us

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:04

or maybe you could delete some part if you think that was very confidential

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:06

you may also try this formula if this will works on your file

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:06

=IF(P9="yes",'2018 Preschool Wordings'!M8,'2018 Preschool Wordings'!N8)

User
09/10/2018 - 01:06

can you see my file

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Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:07

checking

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:07

yes im able to open it now

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:07

on which sheet you are referring on your problem?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:08

icq visit review - look at Q S and T in row 4

User
09/10/2018 - 01:09

I need to modify these comments during a visit.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:10

ok checking

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:11

what is not functioning right here?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:12

on the ICQ visit review sheet - I want the formula to show me the value of the cell so I can modify the standard comment.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:13

value you mean the comments?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:13

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:13

where the comments be located?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:14

the formula gets the comments come from the 2018 preschool wording sheet.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:14

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:15

and then you want to edit the comments right?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:15

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:15

you can change it on the "2018 Preschool Wordings" sheet

User
09/10/2018 - 01:16

I don't want to change the standard wording.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:16

ok

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:16

so which one you want to edit?

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:18

you could extend our time

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:18

so we could finish your template

User
09/10/2018 - 01:18

please don't worry I will work it out - please delet this sheet. thank you

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:19

oh wait, i can help you here

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:19

just tell me the exact solution that you want

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:19

so we can work it out

User
09/10/2018 - 01:21

I want to be able to modify the contents of cell Q4 in the ICQ visit review sheet once the formula has downloaded the content

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:22

ok

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:22

so if the comments appear on the box, you just want to slighlty edit this right?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:23

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:23

what kind of edit, you want to add text or removing something?

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:24

if you will just adding some text we can do that in formula

User
09/10/2018 - 01:24

both - there is a way that the formula can provide just the value of the field which would then allow me to change content.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:25

if we are removing some text, it will not be possible on a formula

User
09/10/2018 - 01:25

ok thanks for your help. I will think of another option.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:25

what we can do on that was paste special

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:26

copy the cell value then use the paste special for that cell

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:26

but the formula will might remove because of that

User
09/10/2018 - 01:27

so how do I use an if statement then to tell it what to answer for yes and what to answer for no

User
09/10/2018 - 01:28

I want the formula removed\

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:28

for that one we need the formula the IF statement to get the answer for Yes & No

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:29

en if you will be going to edit the comments, thats the time we will used the paste special for that cell

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:29

on a way we can edit the comments

User
09/10/2018 - 01:29

so there is not way to build the value into the formula - so I would have to copy paste special for each cell ?

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:29

then if you will need to change the yes/no just copy paste again the formula for that cell

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:30

yes, since we are only looking up the value of the comments on the other sheet

User
09/10/2018 - 01:30

ok, thank you for your help.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:30

the only way to change that, is to modify the text on the sheet where we are lookin gup

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:31

are you good on that now?

User
09/10/2018 - 01:31

yes - thank you - can you please permanently delete this sheet.

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:31

yes

Excelchat Expert
09/10/2018 - 01:31

Is there anything else I can help you with?

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