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Hi I am using an if statement in excel when a cell value on another sheet is equal to 1 or 2 I want to change the cell value where my if statement is by running another formula but I get an error in excel saying I can use another =

=IF(C5=1, =(d10+1)*WorkSheet!BB1)), IF(C5=2, =(d10+1)*WorkSheet!BF3))

How can modify my if statement so that works as intended.
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Naresh Patel earned 500 total points
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Try this
=IF(C5=1,(D10+1)*Worksheet!BB1,IF(C5=2,(D10+1)*Worksheet!BF3,""))
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by:Naresh Patel
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if C5 = else then 1 or 2 it will return to "" (Blank)

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by:jay_eire
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Thank you sir
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by:Naresh Patel
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your exact formula which returns to FALSE if C5 = is not equal to 1 or 2.

=IF(C5=1,(D10+1)*Worksheet!BB1,IF(C5=2,(D10+1)*Worksheet!BF3))

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39971766
You can also simplify this to

=(D10+1)*IF(C5=1,Worksheet!BB1,IF(C5=2,Worksheet!BF3,""))

or change it to

=(D10+1)*choose(C5,Worksheet!BB1,Worksheet!BF3)
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by:Rob Henson
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Rather than having an IF statement you can use a lookup table. Set up table like below:


1     BB1
2     BF3

I realise the BB1 and BF3 are cells but the table could link to those cells.

Assuming table above in Worksheet!A1:B2, the formula would then be:

=IFERROR((D10+1)*VLOOKUP(C5,Worksheet!$A$1:$B$2,2,False),"")

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Rob H
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by:Naresh Patel
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Mr. Saqib Husain Syed,

Will you please explain your formula =(D10+1)*choose(C5,Worksheet!BB1,Worksheet!BF3)
Just for My Knowledge.

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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Choose will return the second argument if c5=1,and the third argument it c5=2. This can be extended to 30 arguments.
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by:Naresh Patel
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Thank You
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by:Rob Henson
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Slight clarification, if required.

Syntax =CHOOSE(Number,Option1,Option2,Option3,..,Option30)

Number is the Option which will be chosen. So in your scenario if C5 = 1 then it will choose Option1, if C5=2 then it will choose Option2.

In your scenario, the CHOOSE would have to be included within an IFERROR to allow for other values in C5:

=IFERROR((D10+1)*CHOOSE(C5,Worksheet!BB1,Worksheet!BF3),"")

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Rob H
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by:Naresh Patel
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Thank you Mr.Rob H
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You might like to control the error condition with something like

=(D10+1)*CHOOSE(min(C5,2),Worksheet!BB1,Worksheet!BF3)

so that you always have an answer.
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by:jay_eire
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Thanks for all the replies folks.
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