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# If functions

Resolved · Medium Priority · Version 365

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### If functions

Hello there
I would like to create a formula that populates based on multiple IF functions, pulling different results depending on which IF is true.

For example, IF its X then put A, if it's Y then put B, if it's Z then put C (for up to 25+ IF variables)

Firstly, is this possible? Secondly, how might I go about it?

### RE: if functions

Hi Sophie,

Thank you for the forum question.

You can use the IFS function.

=ifs(a1=“x”, “a”,a1=“y”,”b”,a1=“z”,”c”……)

The IFS function can work with up to 128 tests.

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### RE: if functions

Thanks Jens
Is it possible to pull that information from another sheet? For example

If its X then put 'sheet1 cell A1', if it's Y then put 'sheet 1 cell A2', and so on?

### RE: if functions

Hi Sophie,

Yes

Type =ifs(a1=“x”,

and then navigate to the sheet and click on the cell you want to reference.

or type it.

=ifs(a1=“x”, 'sheet Name'!b4,a1=“y”,'sheet Name'!b4,a1=“z”,'sheet Name'!b4……)

Kind regards

Jens Bonde
Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

Tel: 0207 987 3777
STL - https://www.stl-training.co.uk
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London's leader with UK wide delivery in Microsoft Office training and management training to global brands, FTSE 100, SME's and the public sector

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