If function with different text answers

Dicegirly

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Hello,

I am trying to fill in the diagnosis text where I have been given initials.
The M column contains one of 3 sets of initials. CD, UC or CD-F. I want it to fill in, in column I, the full diagnosis from the abbreviations in column M.

This is what I have so far:

=IF(M2="CD","Crohn's Disease", IF("UC","Ulcerative Colitis", IF ("CD-F","Fistulating Crohn's Disease")))

It is returning the correct result where the initials are "CD", but I get a #VALUE error in all other cells.

I expect it is something small that I am missing, but I have tried everything I can think of and it only checks the first logical test, and I can't remember how to next it properly so it checks them all.

Can anyone assist me please?

Thanks :)
 

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Fishboy

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Hello,

I am trying to fill in the diagnosis text where I have been given initials.
The M column contains one of 3 sets of initials. CD, UC or CD-F. I want it to fill in, in column I, the full diagnosis from the abbreviations in column M.

This is what I have so far:

=IF(M2="CD","Crohn's Disease", IF("UC","Ulcerative Colitis", IF ("CD-F","Fistulating Crohn's Disease")))

It is returning the correct result where the initials are "CD", but I get a #VALUE error in all other cells.

I expect it is something small that I am missing, but I have tried everything I can think of and it only checks the first logical test, and I can't remember how to next it properly so it checks them all.

Can anyone assist me please?

Thanks :)
Hi Dicegirly,

Try this instead:

=IF(M2="CD","Crohn's Disease",IF(M2="UC","Ulcerative Colitis",IF(M2="CD-F","Fistulating Crohn's Disease","")))


Basically you need to specify the "M2=" part for each IF
 
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MarcelBeug

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Try =IF(M2="CD","Crohn's Disease", IF(M2="UC","Ulcerative Colitis", IF (M2="CD-F","Fistulating Crohn's Disease","No Diagnosis")))
 

Dicegirly

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Thank you also Marcel :)
 

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