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# Converting google sheets formula to excel

Hi i have a formula which works fine in google sheets but im wanting to move over to excel but the formula doesn't work. im sure it may need a slight adjustment but i cant figure it out.

this is the formula in google:

=IFERROR(IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$J3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,1)>0,ROUNDDOWN((SUM(\$I\$3:\$I3))*1%,1),IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$I3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,2)<0,VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),8,1)*-2,IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$I3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,2)=0,VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,1)*1))))

Thanks
Stu

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# Re: Converting google sheets formula to excel

That's a long formula; it's hard to visualize what it does. Could you attach a sample workbook (without sensitive data), or if that is not possible, make it available through OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or similar? Thanks in advance.

# Re: Converting google sheets formula to excel

here is a small workaround:
Convert Google Sheets spreadsheets to Excel format:
In the Sheets app, click → File and then → Download as.
Now you can choose between *.xlsx, *.ods and other file formats and select a storage location for them.
This creates a copy of the file in Excel format, the original Google Sheets file remains unchanged. You can then take the formulas in Excel format from the saved Excel file.

Hope I could help you with these information .
best response confirmed by 4ll5op (New Contributor)
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# Re: Converting google sheets formula to excel

I agree with @Hans Vogelaar that a sample sheet would be helpful but I do see a couple things:

``````=IFERROR(
IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$J3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,1)>0,
ROUNDDOWN((SUM(\$I\$3:\$I3))*1%,1),
IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$I3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,2)<0,
VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),8,1)*-2,
IF(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER({\$B\$3:\$B3,\$I\$3:\$I3},\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,2)=0,
VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,1)*1
)
)
)
)``````

so I think the problem is the FILTER({...} ...

you can't create a set of ranges like that.  Just filter the entire range and pick the column accordingly.  I also tried to simplify the whole equation by checking the sign of that result instead of <0, =0 and >0:

``````=IFERROR(
CHOOSE(SIGN(VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$J3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),8,1))+2,
VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),8,1)*-2,
VLOOKUP(B4,FILTER(\$B\$3:\$I3,\$B\$3:\$B3=B4),2,1)*1,
ROUNDDOWN((SUM(\$I\$3:\$I3))*1%,1)
),
"error"
)``````

that said there are a couple other things I question:

a) in the VLOOKUPs the last parameter was a 2 in a couple cases when that is really a true/false but I assume any value will come back the same as true

b) in the <0 case you are returning a lookup from column I (3rd parameter is but the =0 case you are returning from column C (3rd parameter is 2), is that supposed to be an 8 also?

c) you have an IFERROR()  but I didn't see it being used so I added a "error" statement because excel doesn't allow nothing (but apparently sheets does)

# Re: Converting google sheets formula to excel

Ok, this formula seems to fix it so thank you, 3rd paramter is meant to be different for =0 & >0

i will continue to enter data and test the formula but i think you have cracked it from what ive tested so far.

Thank you

# Re: Converting google sheets formula to excel

That could be

``````=IFERROR(
IF( VLOOKUP( B4, FILTER( HSTACK( \$B\$3:\$B3, \$I\$3:\$J3 ), \$B\$3:\$B3=B4 ), 2, 1)>0,
ROUNDDOWN( SUM(\$I\$3:\$I3)*1%, 1),
IF( VLOOKUP( B4,FILTER( HSTACK( \$B\$3:\$B3, \$I\$3:\$I3 ),\$B\$3:\$B3=B4 ), 2, 2)<0,
VLOOKUP( B4,FILTER( \$B\$3:\$I3, \$B\$3:\$B3=B4), 8, 1)*-2,
IF( VLOOKUP( B4,FILTER( HSTACK( \$B\$3:\$B3, \$I\$3:\$I3 ), \$B\$3:\$B3=B4 ), 2, 2)=0,
VLOOKUP( B4,FILTER( \$B\$3:\$I3, \$B\$3:\$B3=B4 ), 2, 1)*1))),
0 )``````