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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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