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IF(OR Formula Help

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Laura
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

What am I doing wrong? 

If Required Column, Rows 23-34 are "Yes" OR "No" THEN show "Yes" symbol, if NOT show "On Hold"

This is the formula I'm using:

=IF(OR(Required23 = "Yes", Required23 = “No", Required24 = "Yes", Required24 = "No", Required25 = "Yes", Required25 = "No", Required26 = "Yes", Required26 = "No", Required27 = "Yes", Required27 = "No", Required28 = "Yes", Required28 = "No", Required29 = "Yes", Required29 = "No", Required30 = "Yes", Required30 = "No", Required31 = "Yes", Required31 = "No", Required32 = "Yes", Required32 = "No", Required33 = "Yes", Required33 = "No", Required34 = "Yes", Required34 = "No"), "Yes", "Hold")

But I'm getting the "unparseable" error

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  • If Rows 23-34 "Required" (Symbol Column) are "Yes" or "No", I want Row 22, "Required" column to show "Yes"
  • If Rows 23-34 "Required" (Symbol Column) are "On Hold" or Blank, I want Row 22, "Required" column to show "On Hold"

 

 

Thanks in advance! Sorry for flooding the community with formula questions lately. I'm learning, and you all give the best help!

 

 

 

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  • Laura
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    =IF(OR(Required23 = "No", Required24 = "No", Required25 = "No", Required26 = "No", Required27 = "No", Required28 = "No", Required29 = "No", Required30 = "No", Required31 = "No", Required32 = "No", Required33 = "No", Required34 = "No"), "No", IF(AND(Required23 = "Yes", Required24 = "Yes", Required25 = "Yes", Required26 = "Yes", Required27 = "Yes", Required28 = "Yes", Required29 = "Yes", Required30 = "Yes", Required31 = "Yes", Required32 = "Yes", Required33 = "Yes", Required34 = "Yes"), "Yes", "Hold"))

     

    Also tried this formula per Smartsheet Support. But it isn't working either. I don't receive an error but it puts "no" in row 22 if 23-34 have a no, It puts "on hold" if 23-34 have an "on hold" and it puts "yes" if 23-34 are all yes. This is not what i'm looking for

  • J. Craig Williams
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    Laura,

    Try this:

    =IF(OR(COUNTIF(Required23:Required34, "") > 0, COUNTIF(Required23:Required34, "Hold") > 0), "Hold", "Yes")

    Craig

  • John Creason
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    Craig -

    I like your suggestion.  But what if someone enters something like "tbd" in the Required column?  Based on your direction, I came up with the following which would also handle that case.

    =IF(COUNT([Order Entry Notes]23:[Order Entry Notes]33) - COUNTIF(Required23:Required33, OR(@cell = "Yes", @cell = "No")) = 0, "Yes", "Hold")

    John

  • J. Craig Williams
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    John,

    Thank you.

    "tbd" was not part of the requirements.

    Since the column is a symbol column (similar to a drop down), the blank check should cover it. You solution may be inaccurate when the [Order Entry Notes] is blank. When we have covered all of the likely user errors, we must let the users find the others.

    Craig

     

     

  • Laura
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    Thanks Craig! That worked. I've drove myself crazy trying to create a messy formula today!

  • J. Craig Williams
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    I don't recommend driving oneself crazy. Been there. Done that. Didn't like it. laugh

    You are welcome.

    Craig

  • Laura
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    edited 04/19/17
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    Haha! Thanks Craig! 

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