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formula changed by value in another cell? [closed]

asked 2020-01-04 17:22:23 +0200

DougKMiles gravatar image

updated 2021-06-05 01:01:54 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Is there a way to set up a formula that changes based on the value in another cell?

I have a summation cell in column G, but I want the value to be calculated differently based on the symbol in column B. Right now I'm doing it with a conditional IF formula, but that only gives me two options. Since I want to use 5 or 6 different symbols appearing in column B, I'm looking for a way to automate that calculation which is different for each symbol.

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answered 2020-01-04 17:40:24 +0200

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updated 2020-01-04 17:56:01 +0200

Hello,

take a look at IFS() function here: LibreOffice Help - IFS, which is designed to avoid nesting of IF functions, which would be quite confusing on a 6-case distinction of your use case scenario.

Meta formula for your case: =IF(ISBLANK(C5);"";IFS(B5="ES";F5*50;B5="MES";F5*4;B5=<NEXTC1>;<NEXTFORM1>....))

Hope that helps.

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I think that first IF can also be merged into IFS...

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-01-04 17:55:45 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski - of course =IFS(ISBLANK(C5);"";B5="ES";F5*50;B5="MES";F5*4;B5=<NEXTC1>;<NEXTFORM1>....) should be the same (did not test; I'm too lazy now to typewrite the image data ;-))

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-01-04 17:57:16 +0200 )edit

That's it! Many thanks!

DougKMiles gravatar imageDougKMiles ( 2020-01-04 19:27:35 +0200 )edit

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