# Data Validation With Nested IF Statements Or VLOOKUP Does Not Work

Jun 12, 2009
Excel spreadsheet will contain a form that will consist of drop down boxes (data validation). Each drop down box will define the data that can be selected in the next drop down box.

The way I initially went about it, is creating nested IF statements. However, we all know there is a limit of 7 nested IF statements. I have 10! So below formula does not work:

=if(B5=1,F5:I5, if(B5=2, F6:I6, if(B5=3, F7:H7, if(B5=4, F8:J8, if(B5=5, F9:H9, if(B5=6,F10:G10, if(B5=7,F11:H11, if(B5=8,F12:H12, if(B5=9, F13:I13, if(B5=10, F14:K14))))))))))

I tried other workarounds such as CONCATENATE, or & signs. No luck. VLOOKUP does not work also, because there are multiple columns in col_index_num. Anything else I try gives me this message:

“The List Source must be a delimited list, or a reference to a single row or column”

What should really happen is this:

User selects value in first list box. Second list box shows values associated wih the value from the first drop down only.

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Jul 26, 2006

I am trying to return a text statement using nested IF statements. In order to find the value in the IF statements, I have to use lookups.

Example: ....

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Aug 19, 2009

I'm trying to figure a to enforce dual data validation on a single cell. That is, I need to restrict the user to entering only a decimal value, only if a particular other cell (say A2) is blank. To put it another way, if A2 is blank, the user can enter a decimal value, but if A2 is not blank, the user cannot enter anything. I can use Data Validation to enforce either the decimal restriction or the ISBLANK, but I'm not sure how to make them work together.

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Oct 14, 2009

How can I combine the two below statements like these to make one "Or Statement"? Sorry...I haven't done excel and/or's in forever?

=IF(('Proj Info'!L10="main")*AND('Proj Info'!L9="CT"),"BMSVC",'Proj Info'!L9)

OR

=IF(('Proj Info'!L10="serv")*AND('Proj Info'!L9="CT"),"BMSVC",'Proj Info'!L9)

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Jan 11, 2010

I’m a fairly basic excel user, I think I have a fair idea of what I’m trying to achieve.

I’ve tried to take the time to explain my query so if anyone is happy to help, I’ll definitely take the time to give a decent response.

I’ve broken it down abit.

Background

I’ve created a form for which users select a series of drop down boxes, as each drop down box has a value selected, the options available for the proceeding drop downs are filtered and the options then become limited.

In order, the drop down boxes are;

1. Select a Utility – the data validation source list is “utility”GasElectricity2. Select a Distributor List of 3 Gas Distributors the data validation source list is “ElectDist”List of 5 Electricity Distributors the data validation source list is “GasDist”If user selects Gas as a Utility as per dropdown list #1, then the option shown in “GasDist” validation source list will appear.

If user selects Electricity as a Utility as per dropdown list #1, then the option shown in “ElectDist” Validation source list will appear.

3. Select a Service the data validation source would be either “Eservice” or “GService”Special Read Investigation4. Select a Sub Type the data validation source lists are either “EReadSub, GReadSub, EInvestSub, GInvestSub”

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Feb 27, 2014

In column G, users select one of three values. I want a list of additional options (my named ranges) to appear in column H based on the selection of column G. I can get this to work when just referring to one of the named ranges, but not all three. I also do not want any of the data to appear if there is no selection in column G.

My not quite right code:IF($G$5="Code of Conduct",COCList,IF($G$5="Integrity",INTList,IF($G$5="Behavior",BEHList,"")))

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Apr 13, 2014

On Sheet1 I'm attempting to auto populate specific cells in columns B,C & D with information found in Data Validation lists (found on Sheet2) based on the "value" chosen from a list in column A. For instance,

If A2=Pig Then B2=Slop, C2=Pen, D2=Food

Is this best accomplished through VBA or a basic Function?

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Oct 30, 2009

I'm hoping someone can help me sort this out. I have a formula I need te determine if a TAT was 'met' or 'missed' and it has multiple criteria. Here is the formula I am trying to get to work:

=IF(AND(I2="Amendments",F2<=3,IF(AND(I2="Renewals",F2<=1,OR(D2<=G2)))),"Met",IF(F2="n/a","n/a","Missed"))

I've been able to get separate pieces of the formula to work correctly, example:

=IF(AND(F2<>"n/a",I2="Amendments",F2<=3,OR(D2<=G2)),"Met",IF(F2="n/a","n/a","Missed"))

but when I try to combine everything into one string I can not get it to work.

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Jan 12, 2010

I cannot get the following nested IF statements to work and get the "Else without If" error for the first Else If statement. I had assumed the first "If" would apply to this

Private Sub ReconcileNow()

If txtTValue = "" Then

Exit Sub

End If

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Mar 27, 2014

In the example below, could you use anything else other than "with"? Couldn't you use two if's?

[Code]....

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Sep 29, 2009

I have ranges that are added (E11,E14,E16,E18) if no exemptions exist (my check boxes). I have IF statements with two check boxes. If one checkbox is selected a seperate calculation is performed and the result is placed in cell AH49. My other check box places it's formula in cell AH50. But if I check both boxes I want the value from cell AH52 to display. However, it doesn't display, it gives the value from cell AH49. Is the code wrong?

=IF(AD49=TRUE,AH49,IF(AD50=TRUE,AH50,IF(AND(AD49=TRUE,AD50=TRUE),AH52,SUM(E11,E14,E16,E18))))

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Dec 13, 2013

I'm trying to nest the following:

=IF(VLOOKUP($F6,'Dept location'!$A:$B,2,FALSE)>0,VLOOKUP($F6,'Dept location'!$A:$B,2,FALSE),FALSE)

=IF(VLOOKUP($H6,'Project location'!$C:$K,9,FALSE)>0,VLOOKUP($H6,'Project location'!$C:$K,9,FALSE),FALSE)

=IF(VLOOKUP($V6,'Dept location'!$A:$B,2,FALSE)>0,VLOOKUP($V6,'Dept location'!$A:$B,2,FALSE),FALSE)

To start with, not sure I have the ">0" part correct in the above IF statements. That expression is meant to be asking it: Is the VLOOKUP finding valid data (result #N/A)?

Next, comes the nesting part. If the VLOOKUP isn't finding valid data (result = #N/A), then I want it to move on to the next IF statement.

I have 3 different columns I want it to look at; hence, the 3 IF statements. In the end, if none of the three IF statements results in any valid data, I want it to give the result "Research".

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Dec 13, 2006

Income less than 10,000 490 flat fee

Between 10,000 100,000 9.00%

Next 100,001 400,000 7.00%

Max 400,001 800,000 4.25%

iF(F19midbandMAX,(LowerbandMAX*lowerbandPERCENT)+(midMAXAMOUNT*midbandPERCENT)+(F19-imidbandMAX)*maxbandPERCENT))))

And excel is kicking out the formula "You've entered too many arguments"

(the formula doesn't cater for the 800000 max yet either

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Jan 17, 2013

lately I have promised to program a little macro which looked easy for me to do but on which I have now spend a considerable amount of time without finding the problem why it is not running. I am working under Windows XP with Excel 2010, here is what i was trying to do:

In a worksheet there are two columns G and H. In both columns it shall be possible to select a number of possible entries from a list. For column G this is done via data validation, no problem. Now, the choices which are there in column H shall depend on the entries made in the appropriate row of column G. Column G thus functions as an overarching category. If I choose "Tree" in G, H would give me branches, leaves, apples. If I choose "car" the choices would be wheel, engine, gasoline etc. This shall be done by a Macro:

Code:

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)

Dim cat1 As Range

Dim cat2 As Range

Dim x As Integer

Set cat1 = Range("G:G") 'Task Group

Set cat2 = Range("H:H") 'Task Category

[code].....

When running, it gives me Run time error 1004: Method "Range" of object '_Worksheet' failed. Debug highlights the row

Code:

With Range(Cells(ActiveCell.Row, 8))

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Jul 7, 2014

I am trying to write one Excel formula that can accomplish the following: Review a Discount Sheet to determine whether a Class Name should be purchased based on its current discount compared to my Target Discount for that Class Name. The majority of the time, weekly discount changes occur in 5-10% increments, but occasionally they will occur in increments of 20% or more. If a discount percentage increases by 20% or more and surpasses my Target Discount, the current method I am using to automate this process does not work.

Example: Last week's discount in cell G2 is 25%, and this week's discount in cell H2 is 40%. The Target Discount for that class is 30%, so under my current system I would not request that Class Name for purchasing because the current discount does not exactly equal my Target Discount, even though the previous week's discount did not exceed my Target Discount and now I should purchase that Class Name because the discount has gone from not meeting to exceeding my Target Discount.

INDEX MATCH used to retrieve current discount:

=INDEX('Discount Sheet'!$H$2:$H$4910,MATCH(A3,'Discount Sheet'!$F$2:$F$4910,0))

Validity Test in Cell F2 to compare Current Discount to Target Discount:

=E2=C2

NOTE: The above validity test could include a >= to capture Current Discounts that have exceeded the Target Discount; however, over time all Current Discounts will exceed the Target Discount. It is only when last week's discount did not exceed the Target Discount and now the Current Discount does exceed the Target Discount should a class be purchased.

The final result of this formula should be "TRUE' or "FALSE" without having to cut and paste any data for additional validity comparisons.

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Apr 9, 2009

I've been using nested IF statements, with success for a while, but now I'm into my fourth nested statement I'm starting to get some problems.

=IF($P15>0,SUM(IF(APR09!$M$2:$M$500=Department!$M$1,IF(APR09!$B$2:$B$500=$Q$6,IF((AND(APR09!$G$2:$G$ 500<>Department!$N$29,APR09!$G$2:$G$500<>Department!$N$30)),1,0),$N$2))))

Is what I've come up with so far. However, this returns 0, even though there are 3 items which should resolve the criteria. The main problem is here: IF((AND(APR09!$G$2:$G$500<>Department!$N$29,APR09!$G$2:$G$500<>Department!$N$30))

Where I am trying to make the sum increase by 1 if the cell from the row in question, having made it through the first 3 IF statements is not equal to either of those two cells (a range would be better) then the Sum needs to be increased by 1.

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Jul 1, 2009

I have this nested if statement, but my last IF statement needs to incorporate another component.

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Oct 16, 2009

Trying to make it even more complicated....probably again misplaced my parenthesis

=IF((AND('Input Page'!B43="-",OR('Input Page'!B13="New Lease In-House",'Input Page'!B13="New Lease w/Co-Broker")),'Analysis Report'!D57*'Input Page'!B32/”2”,'Analysis Report'!D57*'Input Page'!B32/"4",IF(AND('Input Page'!B43="-",OR('Input Page'!B13="Renewal In-House",'Input Page'!B13="Renewal w/Co-Broker",’Input Page’!B13=”Expansion In-House”,Input Page’!B13=”Expansion w/Co-Broker),'Analysis Report'!D57*'Input Page'!B32,'Analysis Report'!D57*'Input Page'!B32/"2"))

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Apr 29, 2013

I am very new at in depth excel formulas, usually in my daily work I can get by with simple summations, if statements etc. This one has thrown me for a loop.

I'm making a spreadsheet on soil compressibility and I feel like I am just knocking my head against the wall. Here is what I am working with. I need to calculate values in a column, we'll call them "Rm" values.

There are a few basic things that dictate which "Rm" equation you use. I'm substituting V,W,X,Y,Z in for the equations to simplify the question.

I = 3 Rm= W*log(K)

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Apr 27, 2007

I have a workbook with two worksheets, Sheet1 and Sheet2. Sheet2 contains a table of values that need to be input into a cell on Sheet1, pending the results of comparing two other cells on Sheet1. I have 8 possible variations resulting from that comparison and I cannot make this work as the IF statement limits you to 7 deep.

Example:

Sheet1

A1 (text string value) = LOWER

B1 (text string value) = L1

C1 (currency with no decimals) = Sheet2!Somecell (decision of which cell to use depends on combination of A1 and B1)

A1 can be either the string "LOWER" or "MIDDLE". B1 can be the strings "L1", "L2", "L3", or "L4". The strings in B1 are not cell references, but simple text. This leads to four variations for a row that has "LOWER" in it's A column, and the same for "MIDDLE" - totaling 8 possible combinations.

Depending on the combination, I need to input a number from Sheet2 and that number is different for each unique combination of the eight possibilities. There is no mathematical calculation taking place on Sheet2 - just an "if x and y then z" decision on Sheet1. I will use the value of Sheet1!C1 in other math functions on Sheet1.

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Jul 5, 2007

I know there is a maximum of 7 nested IF statements available but I cannot get the following formula to work, even though it only has 7 IF's

=SUM(IF(Department=J$88,IF(Progress_StatusCNP,IF(Progress_StatusCSO,IF(Progress_StatusNS,IF(Current_Phase=$B91,IF(MID(Progress_Status,1,7)="On Hold",IF(MID(Group_Procurement_Involved?,1,3)="Yes",In_Year_Opportunity__2007,0),0))))/1000)))

CNP, CSO and NS are named cells, all named ranges are the same size and the formula is entered with Ctrl & Shift to make an array formula.

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Feb 10, 2009

I have to enter patient's SSN's into my database. The fastest and most error free way to do this is simply copy the SSN from the electronic chart and paste into the appropriate cell in the database. I don't want duplicates. So, I need the database to alert me when I paste in a duplicate SSN. I know you can set data validation to do prohibit duplicates by using a formula. In the attached spreadsheet the SSN is in column B, so:

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Aug 17, 2009

I have a cell that I want to use data validation on so I have a drop down list. Problem is the location of this list will be in another workbook.. Is this possible to go from one workbook to another using data validation?

Also, depending on the information that is selected from the drop down list I want a cell to the left to pick the corresponding data from the list in the other workbook. These forms will always be in the same folder.. Not sure if that information is necessary but just in case you need to know.

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Jul 17, 2012

I am using VBA to put a formula into a cell. The formula is

VB: = IFERROR(VLOOKUP(LEFT(A5,11), 'New Quarterly Report'!A$11:E$37,3,FALSE), " - ")

But when I try to put this into a cell using the value option, I get a run time error 13: Type Mismatch. No problems while im compiling it but it comes up only during execution

VB: Sheets("Summation Table Template").range("B4").Value = "= IFERROR(VLOOKUP(LEFT(A5,11),'New Quarterly Report'!A$11:E$37,3,FALSE), " - ")"

When I try to put only the VLOOKUP, it works fine.

VB: Sheets("Summation Table Template").range("B4").Value = "= VLOOKUP(LEFT(A5,11),'New Quarterly Report'!A$11:E$37,3,FALSE)"

But I want the cell to not show #N/A when a value through vlookup is not found. Other formulas Iv tried are to use ISERROR with IF and also to store the formaula in a string and then put it into Range.Value but it still gives me a run time error 13.

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Jul 24, 2008

I have been asked to go through some information which has over 200 000 lines, what I need to do is as follows:

where order number is unique, revenue source = "Unique"

where order number appears more than once, check division to see if it appears in more than one division, if it does revenue source = "Cross Selling", if it does not then revenue source = "Divisional Package"

I need all of the above in formula line which will be inserted in the revenue source column

I have attached the file with a sample of the information I am using.

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Sep 23, 2006

creating Named Formulas to handle nested IF & And statements, to get around excel's limit of 7 nested IF statements.

First of all, is it possible to create a Named Formula with combined IF with AND statement such as: =IF(AND(F26>=54,F26<=77.99),"2x3"," ")--I am getting a periodic error message: "Cell with block IF function should not contain anything else."?

I am trying to: 1. Contstruct two separate Mega formulas using IF & AND to determine what range of sizes , located in Col "F", should fall into which SIZE_CAT, sample of ranges are as follows:

SIZE_CATSIZE IN TOTAL INCHES

2X3 54 thru 77.99

3X5 78 thru 108

4X6 108 thru 138

2. Name these two formulas, FirstNamed and SecondNamed

FirstNamed formula is:=IF(AND(F26>=54,F26<=77.99),"2x3",IF(AND(F26>=78,F26<=108),"3x5",IF(AND($F26>=108,$F26<=138),"4x6",IF(AND($F26>=138.01,$F26<=168),"5x8",""))))

SecondNamed formula is:=IF(AND($F30>=168.01,$F30<=198),"6x9",IF(AND($F30>=198.01,$F30<=234),"8x10",IF(AND($F30>=234.01,$F30<=270),"9x12",IF(AND($F30>=270.01,$F30<=320),"10x14",IF(AND($F30>=320.01,$F30<=500),"Larger","")))))

3. Combine two named formulas with a "Master Formula" such as:

=IF(FirstNamed,FirstNamed,SecondNamed)

I got the IF with AND formulas to work in a test columns, but cannot seem to get them to respond properly when trying to get them into a Named Formula(s).

I have attached an example of the workbook.

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Feb 21, 2014

I have this formula =COUNTA($A:$A)<=4 that limits amount of cells that can be populated in column A, I use data validation with "Allow costume" option and using that formula. It works fine from worksheet it displays the message when the limit is reached but it doesn't work when data is inputed/populated from userfrom, it allows userform to put more entries than set limit 4 in this case.

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Jun 10, 2014

I am trying to produce a report of supplier transactions sorted by area code. I have a spreadsheet of data consisting of Supplier Code, Supplier Name, Transaction Amount and Area Code.

I want to be able to firstly seperate the transactions by area, then also consolidate the data so it shows one row per supplier with total amount spent on that supplier and a transaction count on that supplier. I know how to sumif the transaction total and countif the transaction count.

However I have problems consolidating the suppliers in to one row per unique supplier and I also have problems nesting an AND statement in to the sumif/countif statements. I need additional criteria in the forumula to only count transactions in a specified area code.

I've attached an example spreadsheet to make it alot clearer. See results sheet in this workbook.

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Jan 11, 2010

I am trying to use the following formula in Microsoft Excel 2007-

ROUND(IF(DataInput!$D$5 = "Black",0.81*E4*O4,(IF(DataInput!$D$5 = "Red",J4*0.025*E4*O4,(IF(DataInput!$D$5="Green",(57.00+IF(J4>25,(J4-50)*33.59,0))*O4))))),2

I want to use an IFERROR statement. If the results do not equal Black, Red or Green, I want the data to error so I can have the word FIX showing.

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Oct 15, 2011

Using Excel 2010.

I extracted data from .pdf to Excel using Able2Extract. Now I need to scrub the output a bit.

I see commonalities in the data for the start and stop of each set of data that I can key in on.

Once I find the start and stop points for each set of data I would like to fill all rows in-between the points and then discard anything that remains outside of these boundaries.

I have something wrong in my logic, way too many rows are deleted.

Code:

Option Explicit

Sub GetLineSets()

'Purpose: Identify relevant line sets, delete all other rows

Dim wbBook As Workbook

Dim wsData As Worksheet

Dim strFormula As String

Dim lngRows As Long

Dim C As Range

Dim blnFlag As Boolean

[Code] ......

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