Multiple IF or Match

Have a scenario that I want say if column A matches Column B, then enter value column C, If Column A matches, Column D, then enter value column E, If Column A matches Column F, Then enter value column G. Is this better done through some sort of MATCH or IF. I think IF, but can't get it work work (learning as I go).

=IF([Next Payment Due]1 = [Year 1 Due]1), [Year 1]1, IF([Next Payment Due]1 = [Year 2 Due]1, [Year 2]1, IF([Next Payment Due]1 = [Year 3 Due]1, [Year 3]1, IF([Next Payment Due]1 = [Year 4 Due]1, [Year 4]1, IF([Next Payment Due]1 = [Year 5 Due]1, [Year 5]1, IF([Next Payment Due]1 =[Year 6 Due]1, [Year 6]1,0))))))


Columns that are being compared are both dates, value column is text/number


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 07/31/20

    Hi @EMA

    Try something like this. (all columns need to be dates)

    =IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 1 Due]@row; [Year 1 Due]@row; IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 2 Due]@row; [Year 2 Due]@row; IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 3 Due]@row; [Year 3 Due]@row; IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 4 Due]@row; [Year 4 Due]@row; IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 5 Due]@row; [Year 5 Due]@row; IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 6 Due]@row; [Year 6 Due]@row))))))

    The same version but with the below changes for convenience.

    =IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 1 Due]@row, [Year 1 Due]@row, IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 2 Due]@row, [Year 2 Due]@row, IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 3 Due]@row, [Year 3 Due]@row, IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 4 Due]@row, [Year 4 Due]@row, IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 5 Due]@row, [Year 5 Due]@row, IF([Next Payment Due]@row = [Year 6 Due]@row, [Year 6 Due]@row))))))

    Depending on your country/region, you'll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Did that work?

    I hope that helps!

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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You may also be able to use something along the lines of...

    =INDEX([Year 1 Due]@row:[Year 6]@row, 1, MATCH([Next Payment Due]@row, [Year 1 Due]@row:[Year 6 Due]@row, 0) + 1)

    We use the MATCH to pull a column number for wherever it finds [Next Payment Due]@row. Then we add 1 to that column number to get the appropriate [Year #]@row. We use this column number as the column number in an INDEX function.

  • Thanks. Got it. Makes sense as to how the date is returned. However, the payment amount associated with each Year are not included in the formula. this is ultimate what I want the data to populate. Paul's starts to get there (I think) but it isn't accounting for the other years.

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @EMA My solution does account for the other year. It is looking across all of them as a range. Have you tried plugging it in to see if it works?

  • @Paul Newcome Changed the range to have the values and YES! Learning the ins/outs here and very grateful! =INDEX([Year 1]@row:[Year 6]@row, 1, MATCH([Next Payment Due]@row, [Year 1 Due]@row:[Year 6 Due]@row, 0) + 1)

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help. 👍️

    My formula already included the values. I just started the one range a single column earlier is all.

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