If function with different text answers

Dicegirly

New Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2015
Messages
10
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 :)
 

Excel Facts

How to show all formulas in Excel?
Press Ctrl+` to show all formulas. Press it again to toggle back to numbers. The grave accent is often under the tilde on US keyboards.

Fishboy

Well-known Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2015
Messages
4,267
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
 
Last edited:

MarcelBeug

Well-known Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2014
Messages
1,811
Try =IF(M2="CD","Crohn's Disease", IF(M2="UC","Ulcerative Colitis", IF (M2="CD-F","Fistulating Crohn's Disease","No Diagnosis")))
 

Dicegirly

New Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2015
Messages
10

ADVERTISEMENT

Thank you also Marcel :)
 
Master Excel Bundle

Excel contains over 450 functions, with more added every year. That’s a huge number, so where should you start? Right here with this bundle.

Forum statistics

Threads
1,164,285
Messages
5,836,421
Members
430,428
Latest member
Deepak Tanwar

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top