# IF Function using different criteria under the same column

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Hello everybody,

I need your help with IF Function

. I have 5 criteria under the Country column and I want to assign codes for each country. So,

IF is “Chile” then code to be 9

IF is “China” then code to be 8

IF is “Colombia” then code to be 7

IF is "Costa Rica" then code to be 6

I’ve been trying numerous times to group them in a single formula but I get unparseable error

=IF([Country1]@row = “Chile", 9),

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I find rather than using a lot of complicated IFs ina formula you can often achieve the same result by using automation and setting a cell value.

For example every smartsheet I have I have a unique ref column that is auto generated

So I have automations that when this is added or changes to any value - as the trigger

the conditions If Country1 = Chile set field = 9

for each if there is an Otherwise brance so this is If Country1 = China set field = 8

the last otherwise - I usually use to send a notification to and admin saying we have a country1 not catered for please investigate

I personally find these easier to understand and document than complex formula

Hope this helps

Sue Rogers

AmerisourceBergen - MWI Animal Health

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Hi @EgliAlv

I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

```=
IF([Country1]@row = "Chile", 9, IF([Country1]@row = "China", 8,
IF([Country1]@row = "Colombia", 7, IF([Country1]@row = "Costa Rica", 6,
IF([Country1]@row = "Croatia", 5)))))
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic week!

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Hello Andree,

Thanks for your help. I keep getting unparseable error when I add 2 criteria onwards. It works with only 1 criteria, but getting messy when I add other conditions. I thought it’s about the formatting of double quotes (“ ”) instead of (" “), but I change it and I still get errors. Do you think it could be due to another text format errors?

• edited 02/24/22
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Hi @EgliAlv,

It would be great to see the current formula you've gotten the error with. It might be the brackets.

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I find rather than using a lot of complicated IFs ina formula you can often achieve the same result by using automation and setting a cell value.

For example every smartsheet I have I have a unique ref column that is auto generated

So I have automations that when this is added or changes to any value - as the trigger

the conditions If Country1 = Chile set field = 9

for each if there is an Otherwise brance so this is If Country1 = China set field = 8

the last otherwise - I usually use to send a notification to and admin saying we have a country1 not catered for please investigate

I personally find these easier to understand and document than complex formula

Hope this helps

Sue Rogers

AmerisourceBergen - MWI Animal Health