# Two IF forumlas inside an IF formula

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AdrianHowland Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday October 4, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2018 - Updated on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:35 PM
Mazzaropi Posts 1985 Registration date Monday August 16, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 24, 2023 - Oct 6, 2017 at 11:46 AM
Hello,

I am very new to using excel but somehow have managed to bluster my way around so please let me know if I am barking up the wrong tree!

I am trying to make a cell give me a Value (saying 'PAID' or nothing) based on an if formula, (sorry I find this very hard to explain)

So for example if M3 says 'Delayed' then one IF formula if M3 says 'immediate' then a different IF formula.

I want the cell to use a completely different IF forumala based on what one a certain cell says.

I do hope this makes sense, I realise it is very difficult to explain this which is why google search has not helpd much

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## 2 responses

Mazzaropi Posts 1985 Registration date Monday August 16, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 24, 2023 147
Oct 4, 2017 at 02:39 PM

Possibly your problem is much simpler than it seems to present your explanation.
I'm not sure I fully understood your doubt

Try to use this structure:

=IF(M3="Delayed", ONE IF formula, IF(M3="Immediate", A different IF formula, "" )

Try replacing the "ONE IF formula" and "A different IF formula" with your actual IF formula.

Please, tell us if it worked as you desired.
I hope it helps.
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AdrianHowland Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday October 4, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2018
Oct 5, 2017 at 04:46 AM
Hey Mazzaropi, Thank you very much for your quick response and I suppose my I should have given you the example I was trying to make work. So as the part I am trying to work is on two different sheets, this is the formula I was trying to make work -

=IF('Project Details'!D4="Delayed","IF(ISBLANK('Project Details'!E32),"","PAID")",IF('Project Details'!D4="Immediate",""))

I am assuming I have gone slightly wrong there as when I try to add it in I get the message "There is a problem with this formula"

I am wondering if perhaps I have put certain symbols in the wrong place the two different IF forumals I am trying to use are as below

- Delayed - IF(ISBLANK('Project Details'!E32),"","PAID")
- Immediate - IF('Project Details'!D4="Immediate","")

I basically want to be able to write in two different formulas that work depending on a cell saying Delayed & Immediate, they I will have to make a few different versions of this formula for different cells, but they will say either PAID or nothing depending on if another cell has anything in it, if it is Delayed than it will be looking at one cell - 'Project Details'!E32
If it says Immediate then it will be looking at another cell - 'Project Details'!D4

Does this makes sense?

AdrianHowland Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday October 4, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 10, 2018
Oct 5, 2017 at 05:27 AM
My apologies guys, I believe I have figured it out and realised I had only added a part complete formula above. This is what I am using now -

=IF('Project Details'!D4="Delayed",IF(ISBLANK('Project Details'!G32),"","PAID"),IF('Project Details'!D4="Immediate",IF(ISBLANK('Project Details'!G31),"","PAID")))

It seems to be working fine and I realised from looking at your code, Mazzaropi, that I had added " around the inner IF code which I assume was causing it not to work.

Thank you so much for your help, when you are getting these formulas correct you feel great, as soon as you make a mistake though it has me pacing the whole house! haha