Multiple IF Statement Returning Different Text


Hi Everyone,

I am trying to write a formula that will look at a cell and if certain wording is not in the cell then return a value to a new cell. The information is from a multiple dropdown selection column. Here is an example of what i am trying to do.

Dropdown List

Would Populate the Missing Color column based on a formula so it would end up looking like this in the sheet

The formula I am trying will populate the first missing color but I can't figure out how to populate all the missing colors. Here is what I have for the formula:

=IF(OR(NOT(CONTAINS("Blue,", Color@row))), "Blue, ", IF(OR(NOT(CONTAINS("Green,", Color@row))), "Green, ", IF(OR(NOT(CONTAINS("Red,", Color@row))), "Red, ")) ETC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  • Genevieve P.

    Hi @Grete Willstrom

    Nested IF statements will stop as soon as they find a correct statement. Instead, you'll want to add individual IF statements together when you look for each individual value.

    Try something like:

    =IF(OR(NOT(CONTAINS("Blue,", Color@row))), "Blue, ") + IF(OR(NOT(CONTAINS("Green,", Color@row))), "Green, ") + IF(... etc

    Let me know if that makes sense and works for you.



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