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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.
11-15-2017 08:07 PM
IFS function is only available for Office 365 subscribers, it came to Excel with January 2016 updates for Office 365. Follow the below link:
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.
08-29-2018 05:49 AM
08-29-2018 09:49 AM
In general shall work
Perhaps some other reason. If you attach sample file we may check if it works on other platform.
08-29-2018 10:47 AM
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
08-30-2018 04:25 AM
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.
08-30-2018 07:17 AM
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.
08-30-2018 07:42 AM
09-02-2018 07:09 AM
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.
09-03-2018 07:04 AM
Your initial formula looks like this
What I actually did that's click on formula bar, IFs is converted to IFS and returns result.
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.
09-12-2018 08:48 PM
09-13-2018 05:03 AM
Please help me, my IFS function is not working.
why do i always get's a 4 result ?
09-13-2018 05:12 AM
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/
09-13-2018 05:52 AM
Hey I figured it out my self after 2 hours...
I've had to switch the other way around...
start from the smallest first
and it's working
07-26-2019 02:16 PM
Support page https://support.office.com/en-us/article/ifs-function-36329a26-37b2-467c-972b-4a39bd951d45 says it's for Office 365 subscribers
01-24-2020 02:56 AM
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.
01-27-2020 12:48 AM
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.
01-27-2020 12:59 AM
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.
01-27-2020 06:57 AM
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.
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