FORMLA PROBLEM USING IF FUNCTION

SDKBRK

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I have a spreadsheet and in cell A1 I entered formula
A1 =IF(B1="","",IF(B1="ch*","ch","pd"))
B1 ch-m982391

The answer comes up pd in cell A1. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
 

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Guitarde

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Think it should be:

A1 =IF(B1="","",IF(left(B1,2="ch"),"ch","pd"))
 

Joe4

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I am guessing that are just trying to check the two leftmost characters to see if they are "ch". If so, try:

=IF(B1="","",IF(Left(B1,2)="ch","ch","pd"))
 

SDKBRK

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This formula worked.

=IF(B1="","",IF(Left(B1,2)="ch","ch","pd"))


Thank you for your help and quick response.
 
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