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Posted on 2014-09-04
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Hi,

This probably a very simple one but is given me a headache.  Can someone please help me find what I am missing in this formula?

Is very easy but hard for me....lol

I need column "L" to either display "FullBoard" or "HalfBoard" or "NA" if no criteria was met.  So the way it will look for fullboard is if column "K" has the word "LU", if it doesn't have the word LU then it should be Halfboard, and in case there is an error somewhere the I will like "NA" to be display as last resort.

I need the cell marked in yellow working.  I have attached the file.

Thanks,
Template-.xlsb
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Hi,

Maybe

=IFERROR(IF(FIND("LU",K7,1),"FullBoard",(IF(D7="New York-Campus Dormitory","HalfBoard"))),NA())

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Alternatively, in case "LU" is at the beginning of a comma-separated list of values within cell [K7], or at the end of the list of values, or cell [K7] is just "LU" (without any other values listed):

=IF(ISBLANK(K7),"NA",IF(OR(K7="LU",IFERROR(FIND(",LU",K7),0),IFERROR(FIND("LU,",K7),0)),"FullBoard","HalfBoard"))
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Your example workbook file updated with the formula above applied to all appropriate cells within column [L].

Q-28511544.xlsb
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Expert Comment

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I'm not sure what your criteria for error would be since we're simply saying:

If it has LU then do FullBoard,
If not, do HalfBoard
That will only return one or the other..
If you want to a third option, then we would have to test for a data type, perhaps...

In either case, this works:

=IFERROR(IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("LU",K2)),"FullBoard","HalfBoard"),"NA")
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Expert Comment

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^ I specifically checked for ",LU" & "LU," in case any of the other text within column [K] contained those two characters.

For example,

"FIRST,CLUE,SECOND"
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