Nov 13 2023 08:54 AM
Nov 13 2023 08:54 AM
Im trying to write an IF formula and its erroring
Basically I this formula worked but i needed the 'not completed' part added!
=IF(L4>TODAY(),"Compliant", IF(P4>TODAY(),"Pending",IF(V4>TODAY(),"Pending","Not Completed")))
want to say if 'L4 is today or in the future bring back 'Completed' but if less than today 'Expired'
if P4 or VA are today or in the future to bring back 'Pending', or if none of the columns have any dates 'Not Completed'
HOW DO I WRITE THIS PLEASE????? URGENT HELP NEEDED
Nov 13 2023 09:35 AM
It seems like you want to check multiple conditions using the IF function to determine different statuses ('Completed', 'Pending', or 'Not Completed') based on various date columns (L, P, and V).
Your current formula is close, but it might need some adjustments to cater to all the conditions you mentioned. Try this updated formula:
=IF(L4>TODAY(), "Completed", IF(AND(P4>TODAY(), V4>TODAY()), "Pending", "Not Completed"))
This formula checks:
This formula assumes that if P4 or V4 is in the future, it is "Pending". Adjust the logic if both shouldn't be considered as "Pending" simultaneously. The text was created with the help of AI.
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Nov 13 2023 09:39 AM
I started to try to create a spreadsheet to write and test a formula for you, but realized I don't fully understand the various possible conditions. For one thing, it's not clear whether one can expect that either:
In the first case--where they're all blank--it's clear that "Not completed" is the desired result, but it's not clear (to me at any rate), what we're dealing with beyond that. How many of the cells will have a value: only one, any two, all three?
Could you please clarify. If possible, describe the setting, what the context is.
AND, ideally, since you're clearly working with an existing spreadsheet, would you be able to post a copy of that actual spreadsheet along with your explanation, putting it on OneDrive or GoogleDrive, with a link pasted here that grants access to it. Not an image, an actual working spreadsheet.
Nov 13 2023 09:51 AM
Nov 13 2023 10:05 AM
Nov 13 2023 10:08 AM
Your answer doesn't seem to cover all the possibilities. You have to realize, that you, since you're IN the situation, consider the answer to the following question is obvious and therefore not worth stating.
This is a question I would be asking if we were sitting down face to face, and I apologize if it seems so obvious to you:
Is it ever the case that two or more of the cells L4, P4 and V4 will have values in them?
I understand what happens if any one of them has a value, but to me it's not clear whether two or more might have a value and what happens then if those values are inconsistent.
And since that still needs answering, let me pose another, which gets at the basic design.
In your most recent post you referred to those cells by labels (perhaps a column heading) and those labels themselves are
meaning that whoever is entering the data needs to pick a column that corresponds to the state of pending or completion--in other words., that entry already presumes the answer to the question this IF function is proposing to answer--so WHY do you even need a formula that answers the question??!!
That is a serious question.That's a big part of why I asked before if it is possible for you to post a copy of the spreadsheet itself. Especially since two of the cells apparently are going to contain dates that reflect--or appear to reflect--almost identical data: "Pending" and "Pending Approval" It just sounds like a confusing design, and part of what @NikolinoDE and I (and others on this site) offer is help in making sure spreadsheet designs make sense, not just that formulas work.
Nov 13 2023 10:18 AM
Nov 13 2023 11:01 AM
Does this return the intended result?
Nov 14 2023 12:36 AM
Nov 14 2023 12:56 AM
Apologies I cannot attach the excel as
Here are all scenarios
ALL Expiry Date columns BLANK - this should say 'Not Completed'
Only Completed expiry date completed (in future) - this should say 'Compliant'
Only Completed expiry date completed (in past) - this should say 'Expired'
Pending and Pending Pending Approval with future date - this should say 'Compliant' -
This has both Completed and Pending - dates in future - should say 'compliant'
if Completed date were in past but Pending in future it should still say 'Compliant'
You will not see Complete (past) and pending/pending approval (past)
That is all the scenarios i can see
Nov 14 2023 01:06 AM
Nov 14 2023 04:37 AM
Nov 14 2023 05:13 AM - edited Nov 14 2023 05:16 AM
i am not sure i can wrk out how to do IFS as all examples are based on 1 cell not multiple
Those are only examples, not the only possible ways to construct the conditions in an IFS formula.
The key point, as contrasted with IF, is that in IFS you have to enter the conditions in an order/sequence in recognition of the fact that:
Also important, once you've got it working, IFS is a lot more "readable" to the human eye and brain, than a deeply nested set of IF conditions.
You can easily construct something like
making it as complicated with those AND / OR combinations as the situation warrants.
Nov 14 2023 05:17 AM