If Statement with Multiple conditions

Hi Experts

I have a situation where I need to create an if statement with lots of conditions.  I am just not sure
where to start or if this is even the best way to tackle my task.  

I have two columns A and B.  In each cell is a value A,B,C OR D.  In column C I need to create an answer to the following question.

If column A is A and Column B is A then the answer would be "No Change"
If column A is A and Column B is B then the answer would be "Degraded"
If column A is A and Column B is C then the answer would be "Degraded"
If column A is A and Column B is D then the answer would be "Degraded"
If Column A is B and Column B is A then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is B and Column B is B then the answer would be "No Change"
If Column A is B and Column B is C then the answer would be "Degraded"
If Column A is B and Column B is D then the answer would be "Degraded"
If Column A is C and Column B is A then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is C and Column B is B then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is C and Column B is C then the answer would be "No Change"
If Column A is C and Column B is D then the answer would be "Degraded"
If Column A is D and Column B is A then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is D and Column B is B then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is D and Column B is C then the answer would be "Improved"
If Column A is D and Column B is D then the answer would be "No Change"

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Andy
spudmccAsked:
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
You can test text strings or letters by sort order and produce a simpler formula:

If test values are in A2 and B2 then use:
=IF(A2=B2,"No Change",IF(A2<B2,"Degraded","Improved"))

See also example file attached.

Regards,
Glenn
EE_Q_28965694.xlsx
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Naresh PatelTraderCommented:
try this
=IF(OR(AND(A1="A",B1="B"),AND(A1="A",B1="C"),AND(A1="A",B1="D"),AND(A1="B",B1="C"),AND(A1="B",B1="D"),AND(A1="C",B1="D")),"Degraded",IF(OR(AND(A1="B",B1="A"),AND(A1="C",B1="A"),AND(A1="C",B1="B"),AND(A1="D",B1="A"),AND(A1="D",B1="B"),AND(A1="D",B1="C")),"Improved",IF(OR(AND(A1="A",B1="A"),AND(A1="B",B1="B"),AND(A1="C",B1="C"),AND(A1="D",B1="D")),"No Change","")))

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
@Glenn
Very smart indeed. Good one. :)
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morebeusCommented:
I took a simpler approach.  I sorted the information and saw that these are like grades.  The following formula works because the value of A < B < C < D.

=IF(A1=B1,"No Change", IF(A1<B1,"Degraded","Improved"))
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Thanks.    

Text comparisons like this are not case-sensitive, which is a good feature.  There is no error checking in my example and that might be a useful modification (ex. if either column A or B values are blank, another answer should result)
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spudmccAuthor Commented:
Thank you to all of the experts that contributed.  I am using the solution provided by Glenn because it is simple, straight forward and for me it works perfectly.  

Again, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us "non-experts".
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
You are most welcome.  I always like finding simple solutions like this!
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