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I have a spreadsheet (macro enabled) that has several different locations on the sheet that I would like to evaluate (list box) for a Yes or No selection. If the selection is Yes, then the corresponding code will populate a cell along with all the other codes separated by a comma.  If the list box is set to NO or no value, the code is not placed in the cell.

I have tried using nested IF statements but can only nest 7 or 8 if statements before I get an error. I have more than 8 conditions to test and at different locations on the worksheet.

I have tried several nested if statements and they do not work. Ex.

=IF(D4="Yes",B4,"" &"," & IF(D5="Yes", B5,"" &"," & IF(D6="Yes",B6,"")))

with this: if d4:d6 = Yes, the code should be 01,02,03, the logic above yields only 01

=IF(D4="Yes",B4 &"," & IF(D5="Yes", B5 & "," & IF(D6="Yes",B6,"")))

with this: if d4:d6 = Yes the code is correct. if one or all of the selections is No or blank then it does not yeild the correct result.


I have included the workbook.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,Populate-codes.xlsm
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 40012925
Try this file with the UDF

Function yescodes(rng As Range)
    For Each cel In rng
        If cel.Value = "Yes" Then
            yescodes = yescodes & IIf(yescodes = "", "", ", ") & cel.Offset(, -2)
        End If
    Next cel
End Function
Populate-codes.xlsm
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by:jchongers71
ID: 40012981
Thanks for the speedy reply.

To get the result I am looking for I need to call the function for each section I have and place the results in a temporary cell. Those results that I get from calling the function I then have to use the concatenate function to tie it all together. is there a way to have this function work on multiple ranges?

I tried this and the result is #VALUE!

=yescodes(D4,D5,D6,D12,D13,D14,I4)

=yescodes(D4:D6,D12:D14,I4:I20)


Is there any way to have the function not return 0 when No or no option is selected? When I concatenate the results of the three functions when nothing is selected the cell is populated with 0,0,0


Thanks,
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 40013074
Try this code instead. You should not get the 0,0,0. If you do then upload a sample file showing this

Function yescodes(rng As Range, _
                        Optional rng1 As Range, _
                        Optional rng2 As Range, _
                        Optional rng3 As Range, _
                        Optional rng4 As Range)
If Not rng Is Nothing Then getcodes rng, yescodes
If Not rng1 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng1, yescodes
If Not rng2 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng2, yescodes
If Not rng3 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng3, yescodes
If Not rng4 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng4, yescodes

End Function

Sub getcodes(rng, yescodes)
    For Each cel In rng
        If cel.Value = "Yes" Then
            yescodes = yescodes & IIf(yescodes = "", "", ", ") & cel.Offset(, -2)
        End If
    Next cel
End Sub

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by:jchongers71
ID: 40013160
Please check cell c17 as the result is a 0 when nothing is selected.

Populate-codes.xlsm
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ID: 40013171
Function yescodes(rng As Range, _
                        Optional rng1 As Range, _
                        Optional rng2 As Range, _
                        Optional rng3 As Range, _
                        Optional rng4 As Range)
yescodes = ""
If Not rng Is Nothing Then getcodes rng, yescodes
If Not rng1 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng1, yescodes
If Not rng2 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng2, yescodes
If Not rng3 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng3, yescodes
If Not rng4 Is Nothing Then getcodes rng4, yescodes

End Function

Sub getcodes(rng, yescodes)
    For Each cel In rng
        If cel.Value = "Yes" Then
            yescodes = yescodes & IIf(yescodes = "", "", ", ") & cel.Offset(, -2)
        End If
    Next cel
End Sub
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by:jchongers71
ID: 40013178
Awesome. Thanks so much. I have been wracking my brain on this one for a bit.

This works flawlessly.
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