# Shorten "OR" formula

#### Lux Aeterna

##### Board Regular
Hello again!

I've got a huge formula that I'd like to shorten, in order to be able to expand cell range more easily if necessary. And make it more readable, of course. Problem is with OR function, as I had to include each cell separately. I tried using OR(C8=W3:W16), but it doesn't seem to work. Thank you in advance!
=IF(C8="";"";IF(OR(C8=\$W\$3;C8=\$W\$4;C8=\$W\$5;C8=\$W\$6;C8=\$W\$7;C8=\$W\$8;C8=\$W\$9;C8=\$W\$10;C8=\$W\$11;C8=\$W\$12;C8=\$W\$13;C8=\$W\$14;C8=\$W\$15;C8=\$W\$16;C8=\$W\$17;C8=\$W\$18);"Αργία";IF(OR(C8=\$N\$3;C8=\$N\$4;C8=\$N\$5;C8=\$N\$6;C8=\$N\$7;C8=\$N\$8;C8=\$N\$9;C8=\$N\$10;C8=\$N\$11;C8=\$N\$12;C8=\$N\$13;C8=\$N\$14;C8=\$N\$15;C8=\$N\$16;C8=\$N\$17;C8=\$N\$18;C8=\$N\$19;C8=\$N\$20;C8=\$N\$21;C8=\$N\$22;C8=\$N\$23;C8=\$N\$24;C8=\$N\$25);\$C\$39;IF(OR(C8=\$O\$3;C8=\$O\$4;C8=\$O\$5;C8=\$O\$6;C8=\$O\$7;C8=\$O\$8;C8=\$O\$9;C8=\$O\$10;C8=\$O\$11;C8=\$O\$12;C8=\$O\$13;C8=\$O\$14;C8=\$O\$15;C8=\$O\$16;C8=\$O\$17;C8=\$O\$18;C8=\$O\$19;C8=\$O\$20;C8=\$O\$21;C8=\$O\$22;C8=\$O\$23;C8=\$O\$24;C8=\$O\$25);"Ρεπό";IF(OR(C8=\$P\$3;C8=\$P\$4;C8=\$P\$5;C8=\$P\$6;C8=\$P\$7;C8=\$P\$8;C8=\$P\$9;C8=\$P\$10;C8=\$P\$11;C8=\$P\$12;C8=\$P\$13;C8=\$P\$14;C8=\$P\$15;C8=\$P\$16;C8=\$P\$17;C8=\$P\$18;C8=\$P\$19;C8=\$P\$20;C8=\$P\$21;C8=\$P\$22;C8=\$P\$23;C8=\$P\$24;C8=\$P\$25);"Κανονική";IF(OR(C8=\$Q\$3;C8=\$Q\$4;C8=\$Q\$5;C8=\$Q\$6);"Γονική";IF(OR(C8=\$R\$3;C8=\$R\$4;C8=\$R\$5;C8=\$R\$6);"Φοιτητική";IF(OR(C8=\$S\$3;C8=\$S\$4;C8=\$S\$5;C8=\$S\$6;C8=\$S\$7;C8=\$S\$8;C8=\$S\$9;C8=\$S\$10;C8=\$S\$11;C8=\$S\$12);"Εκπαιδευτική";IF(OR(C8=\$T\$3;C8=\$T\$4;C8=\$T\$5;C8=\$T\$6;C8=\$T\$7;C8=\$T\$8;C8=\$T\$9;C8=\$T\$10;C8=\$T\$11;C8=\$T\$12;C8=\$T\$13;C8=\$T\$14;C8=\$T\$15;C8=\$T\$16;C8=\$T\$17;C8=\$T\$18;C8=\$T\$19;C8=\$T\$20;C8=\$T\$21;C8=\$T\$22;C8=\$T\$23;C8=\$T\$24;C8=\$T\$25;C8=\$T\$26;C8=\$T\$27;C8=\$T\$28;C8=\$T\$29;C8=\$T\$30;C8=\$T\$31;C8=\$T\$32;C8=\$T\$33);"Αναρρωτική";IF(OR(C8=\$U\$3;C8=\$U\$4);"Νόμου 105";IF(OR(C8=\$V\$3;C8=\$V\$4;C8=\$V\$5;C8=\$V\$6;C8=\$V\$7;C8=\$V\$8;C8=\$V\$9;C8=\$V\$10;C8=\$V\$11;C8=\$V\$12);"Ειδική";\$B\$39)))))))))))

#### Joe4

You are right, I had mistyped some of the formula.

However I am still facing a problem.

- Cell C8 sometimes has data (a date) sometimes it is blank.
- Cells W16:18 are intentionally left blank to manually add dates if needed.
-- When C8 is blank it matches with W16:18 and gives me a wrong result ("Αργία" instead of "").

Any bypass for that?
Try adding an AND condition, making sure C8 is not blank, i.e.
Excel Formula:
``=IF(AND(C8<>"",COUNTIF(W3:W16,C8)>0),...)``

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#### DanteAmor

##### Well-known Member
When C8 is blank

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Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
D8D8=IF(C8="","",IF(COUNTIF(\$W\$3:\$W\$18,C8),"Αργία", IF(COUNTIF(\$N\$3:\$N\$25,C8),\$C\$39, IF(COUNTIF(\$O\$3:\$O\$25,C8),"Ρεπό", IF(COUNTIF(\$P\$3:\$P\$25,C8),"Κανονική", IF(COUNTIF(\$Q\$3:\$Q\$25,C8),"Γονική", \$B\$39))))))

#### Lux Aeterna

##### Board Regular
Codes didn't work, because they cause a conflict with the blank cells in columns N, O, etc. What worked for me was to add =IF(C8="";"";IF(COUNTIF(\$W\$3:\$W\$18;C8);"Αργία" at the beginning. Its been working well so far. Thanks everyone for your help!

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