Problem with nested IF/CONTAINS for Multi-Select Column and Zeros

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edited 03/31/23

Hi all,

How do I get rid of the zeros in this formula? (And why does it seem to work fine for Monday and Tuesday only selections?!!?)

Below is the text of the formula and it is citing a multi-select column. Class Days Short is a text/number column.

=IF(CONTAINS("Monday", [Class Days]@row), "M, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Tuesday", [Class Days]@row), "T, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Wednesday", [Class Days]@row), "W, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Thursday", [Class Days]@row), "R, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Friday", [Class Days]@row), "F ")

When I try to wrap the entire thing in an IF formula, all results go away:

=IF(IF(CONTAINS("Monday", [Class Days]@row), "M, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Tuesday", [Class Days]@row), "T, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Wednesday", [Class Days]@row), "W, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Thursday", [Class Days]@row), "R, ") + IF(CONTAINS("Friday", [Class Days]@row), "F ") = 0, "")

Thanks,

Joanna Cardinal (she, her, hers)

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=IF(CONTAINS("Monday", [Class Days]@row), "M, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Tuesday", [Class Days]@row), "T, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Wednesday", [Class Days]@row), "W, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Thursday", [Class Days]@row), "R, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Friday", [Class Days]@row), "F ", "")

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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Hello @JCardinal ,

I think you may need helper columns and a join to do this. Create 5 helper columns, for each day of week with the name of that week as the column header. The formula for each helper column should be:

=IF(CONTAINS("Monday", [Class Days]@row), "M"), ..., etc

For Class Short Days column, use the formula:

=Join(Monday@row:Friday@row, ", ")

Hope that helps!

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=IF(CONTAINS("Monday", [Class Days]@row), "M, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Tuesday", [Class Days]@row), "T, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Wednesday", [Class Days]@row), "W, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Thursday", [Class Days]@row), "R, ", "") + IF(CONTAINS("Friday", [Class Days]@row), "F ", "")

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

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Thank you both for your recommendations. I swear I tried it with the value if false bit and it didn't work, but this morning it did. Hooray!

Joanna Cardinal (she, her, hers)

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Excellent!

Happy to help!

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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