# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i want to use a nested if function to check a cell for any value if not another one if no value another one and if the 3 cells has no value return blank
Solved by Z. D. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 07:56
Hello and Welcome.
User 12/08/2017 - 07:57
no
User 12/08/2017 - 07:57
are you there
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 07:58
So for example, you want to check for a value in A1, if no value, then B1, if no value then C1, if no value then return a blank?
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 07:59
If there is value, should we return the value in that cell?
User 12/08/2017 - 08:00
yes and if in a1 has value that is the answer, if it is blank b1 and if bi has value that is the answer then c1 . and if aband c is blank blank
User 12/08/2017 - 08:00
yes
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:01
Take a look at the example I have put, The values to check for are in Cells A1, A2 and A3 and the result is in cell A3
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:01
Is this what you desire?
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:01
Can you test
User 12/08/2017 - 08:02
actually these 3 cells in 3 sheets
User 12/08/2017 - 08:02
i am goping to try
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:02
OK, its a minor modification, let me do it
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:03
For illustration purposes, I will put the values in cells A1 of sheets S1, S2 and S3
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:05
Can you see the updated example?
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:05
You can change values in cells A1 of sheets S1, S2 and S3
User 12/08/2017 - 08:06
i tried but the second cell value coming up instead the 1st cell if the 1st cel has value that should show
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:06
Did you see what I did?
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:07
cell A1 of sheet S1 has value 10
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:07
cell A2 of sheet S2 has value of 20
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:07
Sorry cell A1 of sheet S2 has a value of 20
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:08
cell A1 of sheet S3 has a value of 30
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:09
Now if I delete value of cell A1 in Sheet S1, you see the results in cell A3 of Sheet1 changes to S2 cell A1 value
User 12/08/2017 - 08:09
iti is ok now thank you
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:09
Entering Explanation Phase:
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:09
Do you understand the nesting of if functions?
User 12/08/2017 - 08:09
a bit
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:09
the formula is like this
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:10
=IF(test1,values if true, value if false)
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:10
in place of "value if false, we put another IF test
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:11
=IF(test1,value if true,IF(test2,value if true, value if false))
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:11
and we keep going like that
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:11
Do you know how to reference cells in different sheets?
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:12
To reference cell A1 in Sheet5 for example, its
User 12/08/2017 - 08:12
=IF('FSM Night'!F7<>"",'FSM Night'!F7,IF('FSM Afternoon'!F7<>"",'FSM Afternoon'!F7,IF('FSM Day'!F7<>"",'FSM Day'!F7,"")))
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:12
Good
User 12/08/2017 - 08:13
this is the formula i just converted your one into
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:13
Entering Discussion Phase:
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:13
Is it working now?
User 12/08/2017 - 08:13
yes thank you
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:13
No problem
User 12/08/2017 - 08:13
bye
Excelchat Expert 12/08/2017 - 08:14
Thank you and come back again
User 12/08/2017 - 08:14
ok i will

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