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=IF(LEFT(B3,5)="Slide","",IF(RIGHT(B3,3)=time,"","Action"))


Im trying to ignore a row if it has a timestamp, my if above gives a #name error, can anyone advise how i could do this?

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by:SeanStrickland
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Can you post a sample of the workbook and list the desired action?  Should be relatively simple.

Sean
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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What is the result of

right(B3,3)
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by:Seamus2626
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04/11/2013  13:27:18

Thats the stamp

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SeanStrickland earned 2000 total points
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If a time stamp does not exist in B3, what does?

If it's text or a blank cell, you can use this:
=IF(LEFT(B3,5)="Slide","",IF(AND(ISNUMBER(B3),B3>0),"","Action"))

or, more simply: (this would ignore blanks and text whereas the one above ignores negative values)

=IF(LEFT(B3,5)="Slide","",IF(ISNUMBER(B3),"","Action"))
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Perfect
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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I think this code will fail if the cell contains a numeric entry which is not a timestamp.
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by:SeanStrickland
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Depends on your necessary usage.  Often times, you wouldn't use a column of data that's intended for a timestamp for anything more than a numerical timestamp, a blank cell, or maybe some descriptive text if it's a really simple spreadsheet.

Agreed, though - if you have a multi-functional column that contains a "value" field and you're using some sort of descriptor to differentiate it at a row-level, the code may fail.

Sean
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