# Can I use a formula in an If Statement?

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I would like to insert a formula based on the selection "YES or NO" from another field. When trying this similar to other if statements i am receiving #UNPARSEABLE error.

=IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row = “YES”, “=[SubTotal]@row * 0.1”, IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row = “NO”, “0”))

I know i could probably achieve this through an automated workflow but ideally this should work. Any suggestions

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

```=IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row = "YES", [SubTotal]@row * 0.1, IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row ="NO", 0)
```

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

```=IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row = "YES", [SubTotal]@row * 0.1, IF([Mgmt Cost Needed]@row ="NO", 0)
```

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, Awesome, 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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Excellent!

Thanks for the kind words, and you're more than welcome!

FYI - There were a couple of issues, but one of the main issues was the slanted "", and I'm guessing that you wrote the formula in Word or similar.

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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

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Thanks, yes i had copied and updated it in NOTES, its usually those subtle details....

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Yes, exactly! Easy to miss!

I'm always happy to help!

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Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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

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