# =IF Help

#### tandkb

##### New Member
Hi,

Can someone tell me why my If statement is not working.

=IF(A5=B4,1,SUMPRODUCT((\$A5&\$A\$4=Transfers!\$G\$5:\$G\$5000&Transfers!\$C\$5:\$C\$5000)*(B\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000)*(Transfers!\$J\$5:\$J\$5000)))/SUMPRODUCT((\$B\$4&\$A\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000&Transfers!\$C\$5:\$C\$5000)*(B\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000)*(Transfers!\$J\$5:\$J\$5000))

In this case A5 does equal B4 but it is not putting 1 in the cell. A5 and B4 are both words and they are exactly the same so it should be putting a 1 in the cell but it is just running the forumla after the , Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

#### JoeMo

##### MrExcel MVP
One possibility is that A5 and B4 look like they are the same but one or both have some extra spaces. In any empty cell enter: =EXACT(A5,B4)
If that returns False try: =EXACT(TRIM(A5),TRIM(B4))

if that returns True one or both cells have some extra spaces. In that case you can use the TRIM functions in your formula or you can remove the spaces.

#### DanteAmor

##### Well-known Member
Rewrite the same data in both columns.
Check that they do not have spaces before or after the word.
Confirm with this formula:

=exact(A5,B4)

#### tandkb

##### New Member
I used the exact forumla and returns true. Hmmm.

#### Michael M

##### Well-known Member
What ARE the values in A5 and B4 ??

#### DanteAmor

##### Well-known Member
This part of the formula is outside the If, ​​if the first one is met, return 1 but then it is divided by the result of the formula.

/SUMPRODUCT((\$B\$4&\$A\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000&Transfers!\$C\$5:\$C\$5000)*(B\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000)*(Transfers!\$J\$5:\$J\$5000))

#### tandkb

##### New Member
Ah, Is there a way to make is where that is not outside of the the If,?

Thanks so much!

#### DanteAmor

##### Well-known Member
Try this

=IF(A5=B4,1,(SUMPRODUCTO((\$A5&\$A\$4=Transfers!\$G\$5:\$G\$5000&Transfers!\$C\$5:\$C\$5000)*(B\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000)*(Transfers!\$J\$5:\$J\$5000)))/SUMPRODUCT((\$B\$4&\$A\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000&Transfers!\$C\$5:\$C\$5000)*(B\$4=Transfers!\$F\$5:\$F\$5000)*(Transfers!\$J\$5:\$J\$5000)))

#### tandkb

##### New Member
Worked Perfect! Thanks again so much!

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