# Risk Log - If statement???

#### Elmani

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Hi,

I have created a risk log for which I need a formula to help calculate the overall risk rating.

In Column A, I am listing the Impact (Low, Medium, High) and in Column B, I am listing the likelihood (low, Medium, High).

I need a formula in column see that calculates the overall rating based on the first two columns.

I won't bother listing all of the possible ratings, but have listed a few as an example - if someone could give me the basic formula, I'm sure I can then add in all of the outcomes.

Impact Liklihood Overall Rating
Low Low Low
Medium Low Low
High Low Medium

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Elmani

One way would be to have a 'lookup table' like I have in columns E and F. Then the formula in C2 (copied down) is:
=VLOOKUP(A2&B2,\$E\$1:\$F\$10,2,0)
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ABCDEF
1ImpactLikelihoodOverallImpact/LiklihoodOverall
2MediumMediumMediumLowLowLow
3HighLowMediumLowMediumLow
4LowHighMediumLowHighMedium
5MediumHighHighMediumLowLow
6LowMediumLowMediumMediumMedium
7MediumHighHigh
8HighLowMedium
9HighMediumHigh
10HighHighHigh
11
Risk Rating

If I got the combination right, which is:

High Low Medium
High Medium Medium
High High High
Medium Low Low
Medium Medium Medium
Medium High Medium
Low Low Low
Low Medium Low
Low High Medium

you can use this formula:
=IF(A1="High",IF(B1="High","High","Medium"),IF(A1="Medium",IF(B1="Low","Low","Medium"),IF(B1="High","Medium","Low")))

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