Possible to copy data to cell if only one of multiple columns contain information

Justin Nicholas
edited 04/10/23 in Formulas and Functions


Is there a formula that can be used to copy the text from a range of columns only if there is information in that column?

For example, I have Columns [Name A], [Name B], [Name C]. Only one of these columns will be filled at the any time. If one of those columns has information, copy that information into Column D


Best Answer

  • Ryan Sides
    Ryan Sides ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    When you say "range" do you mean an actual range or do you mean you want every row of Column D to look at the same row to get the info?

    If the latter, then use a nested if statement and NOT IS BLANK for each. Like...

    =if(not(isblank([Name A]@row)), [Name A]@row, if(not(isblank([Name B]@row)), [Name B]@row, [Name C]@row))

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