Excel 2013 Formula IF with AND, OR, and NOT, or may conditional formatting

BGDunbar

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I understand how to use a nested IF statement in Excel and I understand how to use one of the three conditions (AND, OR, NOT) individually in a formula. What I want to do is:

If Cell AC15 is equal to 1 or 2 and Cell AD15 and AD16 are equal to 1, then "OK", If AC15 is equal to 3 and AD15 & 16 Equal 3 then OK, If AC15 is equal to 4 and AD15 & AD16 equal 4 then OK, If not then "ERROR"

Samples
AC15 = 1
AD15 = 1
AE15 = 1
OK

AC15 = 2
AD15 = 1
AE15 = 1
OK

These are the only two with a second condition being that AC15 can either be 1 or 2 as long as the other two are 1, not 2.

AC15 = 3
AD15 = 2
AE15 = 3
ERROR

AC15 = 1
AD15 = 3
AE15 = 1
ERROR

The remaining conditions are all three must begin with the same number.

I need some way for these situations to POP OUT at me so I know something is wrong with my coding.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Betty


EDIT:
Another way to look at it is our financial coding has a 5 digit Index, a 5 digit PCA, and a 5 Digit Appn No. The rule is that if the Index begins with 1 or 2 the PCA must start with 1 AND the 3rd Digit of the PCA must be 1. If the Index begins with 3 or 4 then the first digit of the PCA AND the third digit of the Appn No also have to be 3. I have formulas pulling the respective digits out of the 5 digits but I'm not sure if that is the best way to start..

HELP!

Thanks,
 
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jtakw

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Hi,

Based on your description before your EDIT info, and assuming when you say AD16, you actually mean AE15:

<b></b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>AC</th><th>AD</th><th>AE</th><th>AF</th><th>AG</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">15</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">OK</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">16</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">OK</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">17</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">ERROR</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">18</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">ERROR</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">19</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">OK</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">20</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">ERROR</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">21</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">OK</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">22</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">ERROR</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:4.8em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">AG15</th><td style="text-align:left">=IF(<font color="Blue">OR(<font color="Red">AND(<font color="Green">OR(<font color="Purple">AC15={1,2}</font>),AD15=1,AE15=1</font>),COUNTIF(<font color="Green">AC15:AE15,{3,4}</font>)=3</font>),"OK","ERROR"</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 
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jtakw

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Hi,

Also, if you prefer to use Conditional Formatting, then use this formula for CF:

<b></b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>AC</th><th>AD</th><th>AE</th><th>AF</th><th>AG</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">15</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">TRUE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">16</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">TRUE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">17</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">FALSE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">18</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">FALSE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">19</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">TRUE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">20</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">FALSE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">21</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">TRUE</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">22</td><td style="text-align: right;;">4</td><td style="text-align: right;;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">FALSE</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:4.8em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">AG15</th><td style="text-align:left">=OR(<font color="Blue">AND(<font color="Red">OR(<font color="Green">AC15={1,2}</font>),AD15=1,AE15=1</font>),COUNTIF(<font color="Red">AC15:AE15,{3,4}</font>)=3</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />

Just wrap the formula with NOT to reverse the logic.
 

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