How to use IF(ISBLANK and another IF formula?


I am trying to create a formula and I need some help.

The formula would be in a column which have a single select dropdown option: Update.

The formula would use information from two columns. The column names are Level and Latest Update.

If the Level = 2, and the Latest Update is not blank, I would like the formula to return Update.

The following formula works however, I can't figure out how to combine it with the Level =2 condition.

=IF(ISBLANK([Latest Update]@row), "", "Update")

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you,


Best Answer


  • Tina
    Tina ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Andrew! Is there a way that I can also add this in to the formula? =IF(Level@row = 1, "Project Update") 

    I keep getting an error.

  • The syntax is IF(condition, value if true, value if false). I find the best way is to start from something simple that works and keep adding more complexity.

    In this case, I understand you want to set the field only if the latest update is not blank. So start from:

    =IF(NOT(ISBLANK([Latest Update]@row)),"Something","")

    Now you want the "Something" above to vary based on the Project level. If there are more than 2 project levels, you need to cater for the others. So :

    "Something" = IF(Level@row = 1, "Project Update",IF(Level@row = 2, "Update",""))

    Putting the second into the first, you end up with:

    =IF(NOT(ISBLANK([Latest Update]@row)), IF(Level@row = 1, "Project Update",IF(Level@row = 2, "Update","")),"")

    Which will be blank if the latest update is blank or the project level is not 1 or 2, "Project Update" if the level is one, "Update" if the level is two.

    Is that what you are after?

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