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# help determining proper function to use

I need help determining the proper function if one exists.

I am comparing 2 different cells to determine a number to place in another cell.

The basis is:

IF c2="NIL" and d2="ASCUS" then "1/2" should be in e2  OR

IF c2="NIL" and d2="LSIL" then "1" should be in e2  OR

IF c2="NIL" and d2="HSIL" then "2" should be in e2.

There are multiple other comparison I want to make also. So maybe 6 different comparisons in e2.

Thanks.

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# Re: help determining proper function to use

I'd create a small lookup table. In the screenshot below, it is in H2:I7.

The formula in E2 is

``=IF(C2="NIL",VLOOKUP(D2,\$H\$2:\$I\$7,2,FALSE),"")`` # Re: help determining proper function to use

Hey thanks for that. That will probably be my best bet going forward. Now to add other scenarios. with c2.

if c2=ascus and d2=nil then e2="1/2 or
if c2=lsil and d2=nil then e2=1 or
c2=hsil and d2=ascus then e2=2.

How can I do vlookup with c2 being multiple different things?
thanks.
best response confirmed by LUKEHARWELL22 (New Contributor)
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# Re: help determining proper function to use

I'd use a two-dimensional lookup table: See the attached sample workbook.