Embedded IF(AND(OR Function Help

05/07/21
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Hello,

I have three columns in my sheet each with dropdowns including a "Complete" - type answer and a "Not Required". In the fourth column, I am trying to write a formula to show when the row is 'good to go' - such that all three columns read either "Complete" or "Not required".

I've tried to do this by embedding an "OR" statement within an "AND" statement, but I'm sure this is the right logic. I could create three intermediate columns to process this, but I'd rather do it all in one formula if possible.

Here's what I've attempted, where I want it to print "Y" if we are 'good to go' and "N" if not.

=IF(AND(OR([Column1]@row = "Complete", [Column1]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column2]@row = "Complete", [Column2]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column3]@row = "Received", [Column3]@row = "Not Required"), "Y", "N"))

If anyone has any tips it would be greatly appreciated!!

Best Answer

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Your formula should work with only moving one of the closing parenthesis...

    =IF(AND(OR([Column1]@row = "Complete", [Column1]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column2]@row = "Complete", [Column2]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column3]@row = "Received", [Column3]@row = "Not Required")), "Y", "N")


    You closed off the last OR but forgot to close off the AND before moving to the "output if true" portion of the IF.

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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    Your formula should work with only moving one of the closing parenthesis...

    =IF(AND(OR([Column1]@row = "Complete", [Column1]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column2]@row = "Complete", [Column2]@row = "Not Required"), OR([Column3]@row = "Received", [Column3]@row = "Not Required")), "Y", "N")


    You closed off the last OR but forgot to close off the AND before moving to the "output if true" portion of the IF.

    thinkspi.com

  • Sarah BirdSarah Bird ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ah thank you @Paul Newcome! Glad that I was on the right track, I appreciate you looking closely to find my mistake!

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help. 👍️

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