# IF, AND/OR, NOT formula with multiple conditions for a symbol column

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Hello,

I have been using a symbol column to monitor updates for a master sheet of all of my departments projects: =IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green"))

However, I need to update this formula to include criteria that states NOT if the Phase@row is blank or "Closed"

I obviously can't figure out the proper syntax to insert into my formula as I keep getting #Incorrect Argument Set error messages.

If anyone could help me update my formula, that would be awesome!

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I've split the answer into 3 steps to make it clear to anyone following along (but I don't think you need anything except the last part).

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This formula will put nothing into your symbol column if Phase is "Closed"

=IF(Phase@row = "Closed", "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

Here it is in context

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This formula will put nothing into your symbol column if Phase is blank

=IF(ISBLANK(Phase@row), "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

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To combine both of these logics use

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(Phase@row), Phase@row = "Closed"), "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

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I've split the answer into 3 steps to make it clear to anyone following along (but I don't think you need anything except the last part).

1.

This formula will put nothing into your symbol column if Phase is "Closed"

=IF(Phase@row = "Closed", "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

Here it is in context

2.

This formula will put nothing into your symbol column if Phase is blank

=IF(ISBLANK(Phase@row), "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

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To combine both of these logics use

=IF(OR(ISBLANK(Phase@row), Phase@row = "Closed"), "", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-14), "Red", IF([Exec Summary Update]@row < TODAY(-8), "Yellow", "Green")))

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@KPH - thank you for your thorough and accessible walk through! I loved it!

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