IFs with mismatched string length

mayday1

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Column R has data that will be either start with CR-, IP, PUD or other strings I don't care about. I need column S to show
AR if the first 3 characters of X = CR-
BE if the first 2 characters of X = IP
CE if the first 3 characters of X are PUD
and blank if X has any other characters in those positions.
 

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Michael M

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Maybe
Code:
=IF(LEFT(R1,3)="CR-","AR",IF(LEFT(R1,2)="IP","BE",IF(LEFT(R1,3)="PUD","CE","")))
and copy down
 
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cstimart

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Column R has data that will be either start with CR-, IP, PUD or other strings I don't care about. I need column S to show
AR if the first 3 characters of X = CR-
BE if the first 2 characters of X = IP
CE if the first 3 characters of X are PUD
and blank if X has any other characters in those positions.

Just use a nested if statement in Column S, like...

=IF(LEFT(R1,3)="CR-","AR",IF(LEFT(R1,2)="IP","BE",IF(LEFT(R1,3)="PUD","CE","X")))
 
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