IF Statement


Im looking to get together an IF statement to say the following

If a2=travseam then "John Smith", if a2 = terryKe then "Harry potter" etc etc

Col A
etc etc

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in case of having the names in another column say col B you could vlookup. i think its better this way. of course an example excel would help.

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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Sounds like you need a lookup table with the lookup values in column 1 and the return values in column 2, then use:


barry houdiniCommented:
Hello Seamus,

If there are multiple possibilities then it's best to construct a lookup table, e.g. possible column A values in Y2:Y10 and the corresponding "names" in Z2:Z10 then in B2 you can use a simple VLOOKUP formula


regards, barry
Seamus2626Author Commented:
Yep, didnt think of that, thanks all!
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