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need help with excel IF statement

need help with excel IF statement

need help with excel IF statement

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 "("


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


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


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


Hope you can do something with this lot



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

thanx so much the last one worked great! peter

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