Excel Nested IF Statement

Is such a nested if statement workable?  As written it does not work.  But the idea is if the calculation is an error (cell does not have a value to calculate), "Error", if the calculation has a negative result, "Negative Value", else the calculation result..

IF(ISERROR($Y2-$X2),"ERROR",IF($Y2-$X2)<0, "NEGATIVE TIME",$Y2-$X2)))

What is wrong with the formula, and/or is there a better way to do it?  Thanks.
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Without digging too deep, I do see a paren problem, try:

IF(ISERROR($Y2-$X2),"ERROR",IF($Y2-$X2<0, "NEGATIVE TIME",$Y2-$X2))


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tomfarrarAuthor Commented:
So simple, and so wrong on my part.  Thank you Bill. - Tom
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Welcome (we've all been there, those compound formulas can be tricky...).


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tomfarrarAuthor Commented:
A set of "sharp eyes" fixed my formula.  Thanks.
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