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# excel table logical formula

Posted on 2011-03-25
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in an excel file I have three fields and need a logical formula to fill one.

FIeld Names:
Release Date
Release Date Est
Release Date Act

if Release Date exists then Release Date Act should = Release Date otherwise Release Date Act = Release Date Est.

How would the logical format look for that?
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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Assuming that Release date is in A2, Release Date Est in B2 then try this formula in C2

=IF(A2,A2,IF(B2,B2""))

regards, barry
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barry houdini earned 2000 total points
ID: 35215329
Sorry, missing comma, should be like this.....

=IF(A2,A2,IF(B2,B2,""))

regards, barry
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ID: 35215355
``````=IF(A2="",B2,A2)
``````
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ID: 35215367
Assuming one of the fields of Release date or Release Date Est is going to be blank, you can use Release Date Act = merged value of Release Date and Release Date Est, in formula it looks like
``````=A2&B2
``````
, then you can hold the corner of the column and drag you mouse all the way down to fill the rest of the columns with associated updated formula
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