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I would like to populate one cell (A1) with '*' if a range of 5 other cells (B1:B5) contain at least one instance of 'yes' and at least one instance of 'no'.

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Hello
I would like to populate one cell (A1) with '*' if a range of 5 other cells (B1:B5) contain at least one instance of 'yes' and at least one instance of 'no'.  As an example, if B1 = yes, B2 =yes, B3=no, B4=yes, B5=yes then A1=*
Thanks for your help
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formula in A1:
=IF(AND(COUNTIF(B1:B5,"yes")>=1,COUNTIF(B1:B5,"no")>=1),"*","")

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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
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@Crystal
I think the condition >0 is more correct as per the logic i.e. to check if any instance occurs like this. :)

=IF(AND(COUNTIF(B1:B5,"yes")>0,COUNTIF(B1:B5,"no")>0),"*","")

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And this can be also written as
=IF(AND(COUNTIF(B1:B5,"yes"),COUNTIF(B1:B5,"no")),"*","")

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namaste, Subodh - thank you
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Namaste Crystal! :)
You're welcome.
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My apologies for the delay and thank you both for your quick responses
The suggested points distribution is certainly fine with me.
Dave
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you're welcome, Dave ~ happy to help
धन्यवाद, Subodh (not sure of your dialect -- Google helped me)
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The chosen answers resolved the question.
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