# If And Vlookup Formula; Too Many Arguments

Nov 25, 2009
Im trying to build a little database and the closest thing i have come to manage what i want to do is with IF and Vlookup function.

I have 1 "main page" lets call it "sheet1"

Then i have nomerous of "secondary pages" we call them "sheet2", "sheet3" etc.

The idea is that on my "main page" im using 3 colums "A","B" and "C". "A" and "B" helps deciding where my VLOOKUP function should find the correct value.

The "A" column is planned to decide in what sheet to look for seach word(which is written in "C" column)

Basicly if "A1" is saying "2" its gonna do my VLOOKUP in "sheet2" , and if "A1" sais "3" its gonna look for my "search word" in "sheet3" etc.

My formula at this point (witch is working for 2 pages)

=IF(A1=2;VLOOKUP(B1;sheet1!A1:B6;2;FALSE);IF(A1=3;VLOOKUP(B1;sheet2!A1:B6;2;FALSE)))

This is working perfectly.

If i write "2" in "A1" and "car" in "B1" VLOOKUP jumps to "sheet1" lookup "car" and return the value in the second column (in this case 2"

and if i write "3" in "A1" and keep "car" in "B1" VLOOKUP jumps to "sheet2" and return the carvalue for this sheet (in this case 22).

Then the problem

The problem is ofcourse that if i wanna continue with this formula in the same box, i wanna make it keep looking in more sheets depending on what number i have in "A1"

If i put number 5 in it goes to "sheet5" and look for "car" and return valuve.

But at this point the formula is too big for excel.

So i guess my question is. Is there any workaround for this? Can anyone come up how to approach this in another way? (im out of ideas)

Or am i doomed and have to learn programming to get my idea to work?

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Jul 21, 2012

I have the first part of the formula working fine working, as below, not difficult. I cannot get the second argument to show a result.

Part 1

=IF(B4="james",VLOOKUP(K4,$Y$3:$Z$21,2),"")

=IF(B4="james",VLOOKUP(K4,$Y$3:$Z$21,2),IF(B4="fred",VLOOKUP(K4,$Y$25:$Z$45,2)"")

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Nov 6, 2012

I'm trying to use this formula but I get the error "too many arguments". How can I do the same as the formula without an error:

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B12,GYROLOK316ANDM!A12:E2000,3,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(B12,GYROLOKBR!A12:E2000,3,FALSE), VLOOKUP(B12,VALVESFILTERS!A12:E2000,3,FALSE),VLOOKUP(B12,GYROLOK316ANDM!A12:E2000,3,FALSE))

I added in the VLOOKUP(B12,VALVESFILTERS!A12:E2000,3,FALSE) - when I used it without that it worked. But I have 3 sheets I need the the VLOOKUP to look over and this formula that I copied off another thread only had 2 tabs.

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I am have these values based on dates from 1st till 31st and each value is in the alternate cell on the worksheet. For example, value for the 1st is in Cell A1 and the value for 2nd is in cell C1 and so on.

I need to sum all these values for different dates. I am using the sum() and it gives me an error like "too many arguments in the formula".

Do I need to do something else or apply a different formula? Maybe a UDF or a macro?

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Feb 11, 2013

But I've read that the new versions of excel allow for up to 64 nested if functions. I need to nest about 5 if functions, but after I write out the 3rd excel says there are too many arguments.

=IF(INDEX(vlookup!$D$2:$D$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))="CPM", INDEX(vlookup!$E$2:$E$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))*(J16/1000), IF(INDEX(vlookup!$D$2:$D$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))="CPA", INDEX(vlookup!$E$2:$E$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))*(L16), IF(INDEX(vlookup!$D$2:$D$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))="dCPM", 0.04*(j3/1000))), IF(INDEX(vlookup!$D$2:$D$157,MATCH($F16,vlookup!$B$2:$B$157,0))="dCPC", 0.008*k3, "calc")

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I'm tryig to find a way to index data in an array that meets certain matching criteria. I am looking for an employee's rate on a given day by searching a database that lists the dates that an employee's rate was changed. I was hoping to solve it with a crafty index and match array formula but have been unable to find something that works so far. I have attached a simplified example of what I am trying to do.

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I need entering multiple arguments in an IF formula in Excel 2013. Here is the formula with just 1 argument.

=IF(SUM($G$4:G15)>3000,G15*0.8,0)

I need to combine it with the following.........

=IF(SUM($G$4:G15)>10000,sum($G$4:G15)-G15,0)

So to say, if the sum totals more than 3000 but less than 10000, then I want the cell value (G15) multiplied by 80% (.80). if it is greater than 10000, i want the sum minus 10000. If both arguments are false (sum totals less than 3000) then the value placed should be 0.

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I am entering the following Nested IF(AND statement into a cell and getting a message stating "You've entered too many arguments for this function." Any idea on what formula I can use to get the needed information into this cell based on the fact that there are different inputs that can be entered into the related cell that will trigger the needed respons in the working cell?

=IF(AND(K1051="Down",L1051<2),"Yes","",IF(AND(K1051="Partially Down",L1051<2),"Yes",""))

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I am trying to make changes to the Y column where the calculation now looks at column C to see what is entered in that column. If it is "Futures" then it runs the existing formulas but if it equals "Forex" I want it to use the value in column D as the multiplier, where the Futures option uses the hlookup to get the correct multiplier from the Variables sheet. If column C is either "Options" or "Stock_ETF" then i want to just subtract column I from column Y times column P.

I attempted to add additional IF AND functions but got the error message "Too many arguments", so now i am not sure where to go from here.

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Here's the original code which worked except when F4 or E4 where blank.

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Im needing to achieve what an 11 argument nested if would manage, ie: ...

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I tried writing an IF statement for it and failed. What I want is every fourth cell to be totaled into the average. Another way to look at it is that I want every cell under the heading "south" to be totaled into the average.

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I have generally used the .Find function in the following form:

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Example-works:

=IF((H3="Weight1"),"A",IF((H3="Weight2),"B",IF((H3="Weight3"),"C",IF((H3="Weight4"),"D",IF((H3="Weig ht5"),"E",IF((H3="Weight6),"F",IF((H3="Weight7"),"G",IF((H3="Weight8"),"H",""))))))))

Example-doesn't work:

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My thinking had been that if I used the argument ws as worksheet I could simply call the sub with the worksheet name as the argument.

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Option Explicit

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Is there a way for me to get around this?

If it'll help, I can send the spreadsheet to you so you can see what I'm talking about in the event I didn't properly explain it here.

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ALLOYDENSITY

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=IF(B7=20,".291",IF(B7=2205,".285",IF(B7=254,".284",.............

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I've attached the file. The tabs in red are the worksheets that won't accept the formula. The green tabs worked fine (they all had less cells to include than the sheets in red.)

01-09-14 RouteSheets SLO.xlsâ€Ž

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