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# Update concatenated excel formula to include additional criteria

Posted on 2014-10-08
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Attached is a sample spreadsheet implementing a formula (in Column G). I would like this formula revised. Column I shows the desired results I am looking for. I've outlined the background details of the existing formula and included the updated criteria change at the end.

CRITERIA OF EXISTING FORMULA:
I would like Column G to concatenate different columns, including a specific string within one column, based on various criteria outlined below:

If D = "CAD" or "TREP", AND H = "VOL 1" then Column G to concatenate as follows:
G = B + D + C [first word after closing bracket OR first second word in string if no closing bracket] + F
Otherwise, Column G to concatenate as follows:
G = B + D + E + F

CURRENT FORMULA:

CRITERIA OF UPDATED FORMULA:
As above, except that H = "VOL 1" or "VOL 7" or "VOL 12" (formerly H = "VOL 1")

Thanks,
Andrea
EE-Sample-Concat-2Part-Updated.xlsx
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Question by:Andreamary
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Glenn Ray earned 500 total points
Hi,

Try this (inserted in G2 and copied down):
=IF(AND(OR(H2="VOL 1",H2="VOL 7",H2="VOL 12"),OR(D2="CAD",D2="TREP")),B2&"-"&D2&"-"&LEFT(TRIM(IF(FIND(")",C2)<>LEN(C2),MID(C2,FIND(")",C2)+1,100),MID(C2,FIND(" ",C2)+1,100))),FIND(" ",TRIM(IF(FIND(")",C2)<>LEN(C2),MID(C2,FIND(")",C2)+1,100),MID(C2,FIND(" ",C2)+1,100))))-1)&IF(F2<>"","-"&F2,""),B2&"-"&D2&IF(E2&F2="","","-"&E2&F2))

I've bolded the key change to your formula.

Regards,
-Glenn
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Thanks very much, Glenn!
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You are welcome.
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