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# IF formula returning only false condition value

Hi,

I am trying to figure out why this formula is not working as intended.

=IF(A2="Note",(RIGHT(A2,(LEN(A2)-42))),(RIGHT(A2,(LEN(A2)-49))))

If the cell contains the word "Note" then I want it to remove the first 42 characters and if the cell does not contain the word "Note" then I want it to remove the first 49. However the formula is removing the first 49 whether the word Note is there or not.

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best response confirmed by Hans Vogelaar (MVP)
Solution

# Re: IF formula returning only false condition value

A2="Note" checks if cell A2 is equal to "Note". If you want to check if "Note" is anywhere in cell A2 then use ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Note",A2)).

# Re: IF formula returning only false condition value

Thanks that did the trick in recognizing both conditions. My final formula is =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Note",A4)),(RIGHT(A4,(LEN(A4)-42))),IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Deed",A4)), (RIGHT(A4,(LEN(A4)-47)))))

# Re: IF formula returning only false condition value

As variant

``=RIGHT( A4, LEN(A4) - 47 + 5*ISNUMBER( SEARCH( "Note", A4 ))  )``