If function

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

Please can someone tell me the formula I need if a box is ticked how to move an amount to a different column.

so If mikes ticks is ticked how can I move the amount to amount outstanding. 

thank you





  • Chris McKay
    Chris McKay ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Sue,

    That's a pretty vague description, but never let it be said that I don't like a challenge, so I'll have a go.

    Let's say you have 3 columns:

    1. Checkbox (Checkbox format)
    2. Amount Before (Text/Number format)
    3. Amount After (Text/Number format)

    You'll want to put your formula in the column you are "moving" the amount into. You are not technically moving anything to Amount After, just referencing the value in Amount Before.

    The formula you need to enter in the first row of the Amount After column is:

    =IF(Checkbox1,[Amount Before]1,"")

    I'd copy this formula down a few rows and lock the Amount After column (right-click on the column header and choose Lock) to ensure nobody accidentally edits/deletes your formula.

    The formula will copy itself down the Amount After column as new rows are populated.

  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You won't be able to "move" an amount per-se, but if you use Chris' formula in the Amount Outstanding column it should copy that amount to that column if the checkbox is ticked. Otherwise, that amount will be 0. 

  • Thank you 

    will try this.



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