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can you teach me the steps to create a nested if function, and to nest an AND function inside of an IF function?

Solved by A. Q. in 22 mins

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User
10/10/2018 - 02:21

hello

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:21

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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:21

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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:21

Do you have sample data which we can use to illustrate how to solve this problem?

User
10/10/2018 - 02:21

yes i understand

User
10/10/2018 - 02:22

no its not a problem i just need to know how to do it step bby step

User
10/10/2018 - 02:22

for my notes

User
10/10/2018 - 02:23

im trying my best to catch up in school and google is not helping right now lol

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:23

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:24

Basically, IF is a function which returns a value when a condition is TRUE and another value when a condition is FALSE.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:24

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:24

Let me show you an example in the sheet to your right.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:25

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:26

For example in cell C3 we have this function:

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:27

=IF(B3>=50,"Above Average", "Below Average")

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:27

Basically, the IF function checks the value in B3, if the value is greater than or equal to 50, it returns the remarks "Above average"

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:28

Otherwise, it returns "Below Average"

User
10/10/2018 - 02:28

ok

User
10/10/2018 - 02:28

but what is nesting?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:28

That is the next thing to know.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:29

Nesting means using functions within other functions.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:29

An example is of a grading system.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:29

Let me illustrate it to the right.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:30

ok

User
10/10/2018 - 02:30

thanks

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:31

We can nest IF function with IF functions, like:

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:31

=IF(B3>80,"A",IF(B3>70,"B",IF(B3>60,"C",IF(B3>50,"D","E"))))

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:32

I have put it in D3

User
10/10/2018 - 02:32

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:32

If we change the value of B3

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:32

The grade will change depending on the range.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:33

oh ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:33

Is there an question you have so far?

User
10/10/2018 - 02:33

i think i understand

User
10/10/2018 - 02:34

so this is creating a nested If function?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:34

That is very good.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:34

so a nested function is just a function within another function?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:34

Yeah, creating IF function within other IF functions is called NESTING.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:35

ooooooh!

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:35

EXACTLY

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:35

It has not to be an IF function

User
10/10/2018 - 02:35

so its only if conctions like countif?

User
10/10/2018 - 02:35

if functions i mean

User
10/10/2018 - 02:35

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:36

NO, nesting can be done with any other functions.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:36

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:36

It has not to do with the IF functions.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:36

Another example is:

User
10/10/2018 - 02:36

so say um sum with another sum?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:36

Yeah

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:36

OR

User
10/10/2018 - 02:37

a function within another function

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:37

TODAY function in YEAR function like:

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:37

=YEAR(TODAY())

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:38

That is another nested example, they are several of them which you can make.

User
10/10/2018 - 02:38

ok

User
10/10/2018 - 02:38

who can i email to get a copy of the chat log so i can print it?

User
10/10/2018 - 02:39

when i do it it looks terrible

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:39

You want to print the online sheet to your right?

User
10/10/2018 - 02:39

yes

User
10/10/2018 - 02:40

oh no

User
10/10/2018 - 02:40

no

User
10/10/2018 - 02:40

the chat log

User
10/10/2018 - 02:40

i learn better from reading text

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:40

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:41

You can use the email:

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:41

sheets.support@gotitapp.co

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:42

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User
10/10/2018 - 02:42

i dont think so

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:42

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User
10/10/2018 - 02:42

thanks!

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:43

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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 02:43

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User
10/10/2018 - 02:43

welcome

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