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How do I make a cell a text value based on whether another cell is negative or positive number in MS Excel

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Hello,
I have a spreadsheet with a column (a2) with a variety of - and + values...I want to make column (b2) a text value of either "follow" for a -ve value or "lead" if a +ve value.

Thanks for your assistance.
Groovymonkey
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IIF (a2>0,"lead","follow")
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paste this in b2 exactly so:
=IIF (a2>0,"lead","follow")
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by:groovymonkey
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Actually it is my F2 column that I am referencing in the actual sheet...I tried

=IIF (F2>0,"lead","follow")

and I am gettnig an error

this works though.,...
=IF(F2>0,"Follow","Lead")

thanks for the help
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Access uses IIF function and Excel uses the IF.

How about if F2 is blank or 0? What would be in B2?

Sincerely,
Ed
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by:MINDSUPERB
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Groovymonkey,

You can modify the formula as shown below to leave the cell blank if F2 is Blank or 0.

=IF(OR(F2="",F2=0),"",IF(F2>0,"Follow","Lead"))


Ed
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by:groovymonkey
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Solution was slightly off...initially but we got there with help from another member (slight syntax issue for excel)
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