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Need help validating an Excel Formula

Posted on 2014-04-18
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Is the formula coded wright?

=IF(LOOKUP(9.9999E+307,SEARCH({"Civilian","CONSULT","Defense","Navy","Healthcare","Sled"},J1),{"Civilian","USPS Intel","Defense/Fedsec","Navy/USMC","Healthcare","S&L"}))


Basically I am looking at column J for some keywords then setting this column to a value based on the findings
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
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Hello,

it works if you remove the IF() wrapped around it

=LOOKUP(9.9999E+307,SEARCH({"Civilian","CONSULT","Defense","Navy","Healthcare","Sled"},J1),{"Civilian","USPS Intel","Defense/Fedsec","Navy/USMC","Healthcare","S&L"})

or, to trap errors, wrap it in IFError()

=iferror(LOOKUP(9.9999E+307,SEARCH({"Civilian","CONSULT","Defense","Navy","Healthcare","Sled"},J1),{"Civilian","USPS Intel","Defense/Fedsec","Navy/USMC","Healthcare","S&L"}),"")

cheers, teylyn
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