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IF FORMULA ERROR MESSAGE "YOU'VE ENTERED TOO MANY ARGUMENTS FOR THIS FUNCTION"

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TRYING TO ADD ONE MORE CONDITION "(IF($I2="CONC W REBAR",($O2)," TO THIS FORMULA

 

=IF($H2="cw",(IF($I2="ASPHALT",($O2),(IF($I2="BRICKS",($O2),(IF($I2="CONCRETE",($O2),(IF($I2="DIRT/GRAVEL",($O2),(""))))))))),(""))

 

WHEN I ADD IT THE I GET THE ERROR MESSAGE "YOU'VE ENTERED TOO MANY ARGUMENTS FOR THIS FUNCTION"

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best response confirmed by Hans Vogelaar (MVP)
Solution

@mfree0107 

=IF($H2="cw",IF($I2="ASPHALT",$O2,IF($I2="BRICKS",$O2,IF($I2="CONCRETE",$O2,IF($I2="DIRT/GRAVEL",$O2,IF($I2="CONC W REBAR",$O2,""))))),"")

Does this work in your sheet? I removed some " ( " and " ) " which makes the formula easier in my opinion.

@mfree0107 

It is also possible to reformulate the formula to reduce the level of nesting,

=IF(code="cw",
   SWITCH(material,
      "ASPHALT",      return,
      "BRICKS",       return,
      "CONCRETE",     return,
      "DIRT/GRAVEL",  return,
      "CONC W REBAR", return,
   ""),
"")

or

= IF(code="cw",
     IF(
        OR(material={"ASPHALT","BRICKS","CONCRETE","DIRT/GRAVEL","CONC W REBAR"}),
        return,
     ""),
  "")

The latter would require a Lambda helper function if it were to be used as an array formula over 'code' and 'material'.