# Complicated IF this THEN that FORMULA

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So, I have a pretty complicated formula request:

IF [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] IS blank look in [Per Pt Costs (Submission)] Column and take that Number and put it in [Per Pts Costs (FINAL)] Column; however, if [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] is completed, use that amount (\$\$) and put it in the [Per Pts Costs (FINAL)] Column

The Per Pt Costs (Submission) amount always comes 1st and we work towards the Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total); so, eventually both numbers will be completed; and the Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ always “trumps” the “Submission” \$\$.

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• Overachievers Alumni
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=IF([Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] > 0, [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] / [Column (N)], [Per Pt Costs (Submission)])

I just added the division into the part that takes the Approved Budget \$\$ Total

• Overachievers Alumni
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Not too bad Susan. Can you see if this works for you? It will need to go into the Per-Pts-Costs-(Final) column and I would suggest making it a column formula.

=IF([Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] > 0, [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)], [Per Pt Costs (Submission)])

The way to read this is, if there is anything in the Approved Budget, then use that number. Otherwise, use the Per Pt Costs Submission.

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It seems like a simple IF statement if I understand it Correctly

=IF( ISBLANK([Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)]@row), [Per Pt Costs (Submission)]@row, [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)]@row)

So if the [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)]@row is empty use the  [Per Pt Costs (Submission)]@row otherwise use the [Per Pt Costs (Submission)]@row.

The issue becomes that you want that value in the [Per Pts Costs (FINAL)] which will eventually be manually overwritten. So you cannot use a Cell Formula

I would recommend you introduce another column say [Per Pt Costs (Tracking)]

and put this in the column

=IF( ISBLANK([Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)]@row), [Per Pt Costs (Submission)]@row, IF( ISBLANK([Per Pts Costs (FINAL)]@row), [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)]@row, [Per Pts Costs (FINAL)]@row))

then the Tracking Column would always show you the cost you are currently targeting.

Brent C. Wilson, P.Eng, PMP, Prince2

Facilityy Professional Services Inc.

http://www.facilityy.com

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IT is working; however, I neglected to mention (forgot this part); IF the Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total) figure is complete, I need a nested THEN statement to complete a another formula to calculate the actual Per Patient.

For Example:

Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total) = \$1,000,000

Column (N) = 10 (this is the number of patients)

Therefore, you have to take Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total) / 10 (number of patients to get \$100,000 (as the Per Pt Costs (FINAL).

So, how do I NEST that THEN statement in that formula?

• Overachievers Alumni
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=IF([Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] > 0, [Approved/Contracted Budget \$\$ (Total)] / [Column (N)], [Per Pt Costs (Submission)])

I just added the division into the part that takes the Approved Budget \$\$ Total

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Works perfectly.. THANK YOU.

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Awesome, glad it is working. Will you mark my last response as Answered so that anyone else who might have this problem will see it at the top of this thread?

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