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need help with excel IF statement

need help with excel IF statement

(OP)
is it possible to make an IF statement that comes back with a value like: "yes", if it looks at a cell in another column and sees a word with ()around it like:(computer)?                any help would be greatly appreciated!
thanx, Peter

RE: need help with excel IF statement

I don't know the best way of doing this; however, here are a couple of ideas:

This formula will return Yes if the first char in A1 is a "("

=IF(LEFT("A1",1)="(","Yes","No")

This formula will return Yes if the last char in A1 is a "("

=IF(RIGHT("A1",1)="(","Yes","No")

The next one returns Yes if there is a "(" anywhere in A1

=IF(FIND("(",A1)>0,"Yes","No")

Finally this one returns yes if the first and last characters of A1 are "(" and ")" respectively.

=IF(AND(LEFT(A1,1)="(",RIGHT(A1,1)=")"),"Yes","No")

Hope you can do something with this lot

Jonathan

Jonathan
j.w.george@virginnet.co.uk

Working with: Visual Basic 6, Access 97, Visual Interdev 6, VBScript, Active Server Pages, SQL Server 6.5, Oracle 7

RE: need help with excel IF statement

(OP)
thanx so much the last one worked great! peter

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