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if formula based on multiple criteria

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Hi Expert's excel 2007

Need a if formula to do the following. ..
If b2 is open or closed or 2nd check or returns then into a2 insert todays date other wise blank.
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Question by:route217
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Rob Henson earned 200 total points
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Try this:

=IF(OR(B2="Open",B2="Closed",B2="2nd Check",B2="Returns"),TODAY(),"")

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Rob H
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by:route217
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Thanks rob

I was using and not or....see my mistake
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by:Naresh Patel
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Try this
=IF(OR(B2="Open",B2="Closed",B2="2nd Check",B2="Returns"),TODAY(),"")
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by:Naresh Patel
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oops confused B2 i guess one cell dosent have too many words as you suggested.


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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You can also use something like

=IF(ISERR(FIND("#"&B2&"#","#Open#Closed#2nd Check#Returns")),"",TODAY())
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by:Naresh Patel
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Mr.Saqib Husain, Syed,

=IF(ISERR(FIND("#"&B2&"#","#Open#Closed#2nd Check#Returns")),"",TODAY())

New Thing i learned.

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by:Naresh Patel
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May i have explanation please.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Experiment with the find() function alone with the given parameters and you will see it yourself.
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by:Naresh Patel
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ok noted :)
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by:Rob Henson
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Would you not need another # after Returns?

The FIND is trying to find "#Value#" but if Value is "Returns" the FIND will be looking for "#Returns#" which it won't find in the string.

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Rob H
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You are right Rob. Another of my careless mistakes.

Saqib
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by:route217
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Firstly apologise forbtge late reply back..cqn you kindly action as per your comments and split points.  Stops me making a mistake.
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