IF Formula returning as Unparseable

Jessb9187 ✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Good afternoon everyone,

I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out why my formula keeps returning as #unparseable.

If a Category says Expedite, the cell needs to show $25.00, if not, it needs to show $0.00. My formula is =IF(Category1 "Expedite", $25.00, $0.00). 

I've tried removing the dollar signs, the decimals, and I can't get it to work for me. What am I missing here?



  • Nic Larsen
    Nic Larsen ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    =IF(Category@row = "Expedite", 25, 0)

  • Alison
    Alison Employee

    Hi JessB,


    =IF(Category1 "Expedite", $25.00, $0.00). is your original formula, and it looks like you're missing the first punctuation after Category1, and you'll want to put quotation marks around the values to input into your sheet.


    I think you'll want to do this:


    =IF(Category1 = "Expedite", "$25.00", "$0.00")


    I tested this out and it works in my sheet.


    However, if you find that the above formula does not work, I found that copying and pasting it from this Community post gives you the #unparseable error. 


    As a result, please try typing out exactly what I've typed above instead of copying and pasting it to see if this helps.


    You can also use what nlarsen suggested by substituting Category1 for Category@row.



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