# Nested If else statements with a hierarchy based on fields containing dates

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I have 5 tech levels in my sheet that contain the date in which someone reached that level. I then have a column that needs to display the highest level that contains a date.

The Tech level for the first line should show as "Tech 1" as it is the highest level with a date, whereas the second and third rows would show a Tech level of "Tech 2".

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

```=
IF([T5 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 5",
IF([T4 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 4",
IF([T3 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 3",
IF([T2 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 2",
IF([T1/Hire Date]@row <> "", "Tech 1")))))
```

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I hope that helps!

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## Answers

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I can get the first two levels:

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK([T5 Date]@row)), "T5", IF(NOT(ISBLANK([T4 Date]@row)), "T4"))

But once I add the third, I get #UNPARSEABLE

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK([T5 Date]@row)), "T5", IF(NOT(ISBLANK([T4 Date]@row)), "T4")), IF(NOT(ISBLANK([T3 Date]@row)), "T3")

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Answer ✓
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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

```=
IF([T5 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 5",
IF([T4 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 4",
IF([T3 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 3",
IF([T2 Date]@row <> "", "Tech 2",
IF([T1/Hire Date]@row <> "", "Tech 1")))))
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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That worked like a charm! Thank you so much!!!

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Excellent!

You're more than welcome!

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Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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