How do I return a value of a cell based on a condition?


I am looking to return a value of a semester (i.e. Spring2020) from a particular cell in another sheet, for a particular student ID (i.e. 55555) taking a particular course (i.e. 6000)

I used this formula to count how many courses student is taking, and that gives me a number

=COUNTIFS({coursenumber}, "6000", {studentid}, "5555")

I need something like this



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    edited 01/30/20

    Hi @gwson

    You could use a JOIN(COLLECT formula for this, even though you don't have values to Join (you'll just be returning one cell, assuming that only one value meets all the criteria).

    Try this:

    =JOIN(COLLECT({Semester Range}, {Course Number}, [Course Number]@row, {Student ID}, [Student ID]@row))

    This is assuming you have a sheet with the Course Number and Student ID listed, so you don't have to create a new formula for each individual student and course. Otherwise one example formula would be as follows:

    =JOIN(COLLECT({Semester Range}, {Course Number}, "6000" {Student ID}, "5555"))

    Let me know if this works for you!


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