Nesting IF statements that use the FIND function


Hello all!

To preface, i've searched into nesting IF statements on the community and I believe i'm following the correct rules, but my result is #incorrect argument every time.

I made this function:

=IF(find("This Long Name",[Full Name]@row)=1, "TLN"+MID([Full Name]@row, 17,20), [Course Short Name]@row)

The column Full Name might have something like "This Long Name - Original Name Here"

So essentially: IF "This Long Name" is found in Full Name, Change it to "TLN", plus, add the rest of the Full Name after the first 17 characters; resulting "TLN Original Name Here"

If I attempt to nest this function, it always results in #incorrect argument

=IF(find("This Long Name",[Full Name]@row)=1, "TLN"+MID([Full Name]@row, 17,20), [Course Short Name]@row, =IF(find("This Other Name",[Full Name]@row)=1, "TON"+MID([Full Name]@row, 17,20), [Course Short Name]@row))

Since there doesn't appear to be a way to debug which argument is invalid, I'm not sure what is wrong here.


  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 01/28/21


    =IF(LEFT([Full name]@row, 14) ="This Long Name", "TLN"+MID([Full Name]@row, 16, LEN(Full name]@row)-16), IF(LEFT([Full name]@row,15) ="This Other Name", "TON"+MID([Full Name]@row, 17, LEN([full name]@row)-17), [Course Short Name]@row))


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