More convenient way to return text with Boolean?

crocco

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I’m trying to avoid lengthy IF() formulas by using Boolean operators. Is the a more convenient way to return a text string from a cell based on a True/False result that doesn’t involve an IF function? Numbers are easy because you just multiply them by the true/false result.
 

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Hi,

Can you give a small practical example with expected result?

Regards
 

mikerickson

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Are you looking for something like

=REPT("my text", boolean)

Its not much of a time saver over IF and can be confusing to who ever edits the worksheet in 6 months.
 

crocco

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Not sure.

Rather than IF(a1=1,”hello”,”world”)

I want a1=1*”hello”
 

mikerickson

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The second one won't work.

=REPT("Hello", --(A1=1))&REPT("world",--(A1<>1)) will work, but

=IF(A1=1, "hello", "world") is much more compact.
 

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