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Aaron Fitzgerald
Occasional Visitor

Hello,

 

I recently brought a spreadsheet over to a new laptop and the IFS statements that I had been using are no longer recognized. I get the #NAME? error in all cells that are currently using them.

 

Please advise on how to fix this. Thanks. 

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Dear Aaron,

 

IFS function is only available for Office 365 subscribers, it came to Excel with January 2016 updates for Office 365. Follow the below link:

IFS Function

 

Make sure that you have Office 365 subscription with version 1601 (Build 6568.2025) and above!

 

If you have in your new laptop an earlier version of Excel or Excel 2016 as a one-time purchase, it is normal to see the #NAME? instead of IFS function, because it's not defined in these versions of Excel.

 

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Hello Haytham,
I am using office 365 (through my office MAC laptop) and also having the same error. I am using Excel version 16.16.1

In general shall work

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Perhaps some other reason. If you attach sample file we may check if it works on other platform.

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Hi Fred,

 

The Excel team says that this function is now available in the latest update to Excel for Mac (version 16.x).

Please read this announcement.

 

Please make sure you have the latest Excel update and verify your Office 365 subscription.
If the problem still exists
, please send feedback to Microsoft or ask this community as it's the best place to get support.

 

Hope that helps

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I have attached the sample file from a tutorial i am learning. Please see column F (Age Group). I have also included a screen grab showing details of my Excel version and the excel sheet showing the error.screen-grab.jpg

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Fred,

 

It seems that you have no Office 365 subscription as I don't see anything in About Excel Form indicates that you have an Office 365 subscription.

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Hello Haytham,
Thanks.
I work for an S&P 500 company, and our Office 365 subscription comes included in our devices(including SharePoint online). When working remotely I check my work mails/outlook through office 365 online. My Excel comes as part of the office subscription
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Hi Fred,

 

Could you please check if attached works on your computer.

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Thanks.

 

I have checked and the excel sheet shows the result of the formula you inputted. I copied and passed your formula into a larger version of the excel sheet I was using, but it came up with the same #NAME error.

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Fred,

 

Your initial formula looks like this

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What I actually did that's click on formula bar, IFs is converted to IFS and returns result.

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If in addition press Enter correct formula will be populated on entire column.

 

Not sure why that happens, formulas are not case sensitive and column is formatted as General. But I did that on Windows desktop.

 

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Our IT team switch me from office 365 to excel pro 2016 and I’m having these problems with existing spreadsheet that have IFS formulas. What can I do
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Please help me, my IFS function is not working. 

 

=ifs(E13>0,"5",E13<-2.5,"4",E13<-5,"3",E13<-7.5,"2",true,"1")

 

why do i always get's a 4 result ?

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Hi Jim,

 

Replace IFS on nested IF or wait for a build where IFS appears.

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Hi Tour,

 

That's separate topic, better to start new conversation in such case.

 

As for the function, IFS works till first TRUE condition. If E13 is -10 it's definitely less than -2.5, condition TRUE and formula returns 4/

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Hey I figured it out my self after 2 hours...

 

I've had to switch the other way around...

=ifs(E13<-8,A$17,E13<-6,A$16,E13<-4,A$15,E13<-2,A$14,E13>0,A$13)

start from the smallest first

 

and it's working

 

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yes, exactly

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IFS does not work in my Excel 2016 even though the help page says it does.  It is not listed in the functions.

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Thank you @Sergei Baklan .  I just installed the Office 365 version and now it works.

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@ApolloJFK , okay, good to know

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Hi experts, I have a subscription of Office 365 (in fact my employer has). I am working on a database using the IFS function. Everything works well, I save the work and set the file aside. After a while, if I reopen the file, the formula with the IFS function is substituted with "=_xlfn.IFS((LEFT([@FR],3)="101")...".

When the sheet updates the values, then the formula is not recognised, and if I re-write the initial formula (that is "=IFS((LEFT([@FR],3)="101")...") the formula is not recognised either. 

 

This problem arose several times. I am not sure how I fixed it. Maybe I closed excel, or restarted the computer. What is sure is that it keeps occurring. 

The table I am using is of about 5200 lines and the file size is about 7MB. 

I am also syncing the files with onedrive.

In the past this syncing function caused me enormous problems as instead of updating the new files I worked on, the syncing kept downloading and substituting the new with previous versions - yet this is another annoying problem.

Thank you for your assistance.

Regards,

Damiano

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@DamianoStella 

Could you please share your current Excel version which is File->About and looks like

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@Sergei Baklan 

Thank you for your reply.

The compute I work on initially had a Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (by the way, I had discovered that the release was installed with a pirate licence that the IT service provider - now sacked - had sold to me as authentic). 

The firm I work for, opted to purchase few licences of Office 365. I installed one of the licences and everything worked well for a while.

Last week, after writing on this forum, I checked and for some reason it appeared that the version installed is MSOffice Professional Plus 2016. 

I tried to switch licence, but I did not work. I tried something more drastic: I uninstalled everything (MSOffice and all other software related to that: Skype, Skype for Business, OneDrive, all spellcheck plug-ins everything that I could recognise related to MSOffice)  and downloaded and installed Office 365 from the website over the weekend using the licence . 

The process went through well and I got the message of a successful installation. Nevertheless, when checking, there you go, the zombie MSOffice Professional Plus 2016 is there again.

Whilst this explain why IFS does not function, reveals another problem: I can't switch to another licence and I am not able to totally remove the MSOffice Professional 2016.

I am tempted to reinitialise the entire pc, but maybe you can suggest a more focused, less drastic solution to kill the zombie once for all. 

thank you,

Damiano

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@DamianoStella 

You may try complete uninstall, that's option 2 here https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-office-from-a-pc-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf.... Uninstalling from Control Panel keeps some elements of the Office. 

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@Sergei Baklan 

Thx, I'll try right away. I'll keep you posted.

cheers

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@Sergei Baklan 

Thx, it worked. I had to run the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant a couple of time, and i succeded to remove the previous installation download the new and install it.

Now IFS works and a new "@" operator appeared in some formula.

best,

damiano

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@DamianoStella , great, glad to know you sorted this out

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