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Hi,

I'm trying to create an if statement, with no luck.

Col A Col B Col F
Apples value nanas
Bannanas wackos
Coconuts value

Formulas in Col B:
If any of the text in Col A matches another cell with "nanas" or "wackos" in
it (in this case F1 and F2), then leave the cell blank, otherwise X. X being
another formula that returns some random value.

Essentially I'm trying to create a reference list in column F, for as many
references as possible, maybe up to 20, so if any of the values in col A
match any of the text strings in column F, it leaves the cell blank.

I tried, couldn't do it. Saw something with =Countif(A1,"*nanas*") but
couldn't adjust it.

Thanks very much.

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Old May 11th 06, 11:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Hi!

Try this:

=IF(SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(F$1:F$2,A1)))),"",your_other_form ula_here)

Copy down as needed.

Biff

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Hi,

I'm trying to create an if statement, with no luck.

Col A Col B Col F
Apples value nanas
Bannanas wackos
Coconuts value

Formulas in Col B:
If any of the text in Col A matches another cell with "nanas" or "wackos"
in
it (in this case F1 and F2), then leave the cell blank, otherwise X. X
being
another formula that returns some random value.

Essentially I'm trying to create a reference list in column F, for as many
references as possible, maybe up to 20, so if any of the values in col A
match any of the text strings in column F, it leaves the cell blank.

I tried, couldn't do it. Saw something with =Countif(A1,"*nanas*") but
couldn't adjust it.

Thanks very much.



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Old May 11th 06, 11:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Super! How do you guys come up with this stuff? I never would have thought
of that. Thanks so much.


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Old May 12th 06, 03:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Biff
 
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You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

How do you guys come up with this stuff?


It's the challenge of problem solving! Believe it or not, it's fun!

Biff

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Super! How do you guys come up with this stuff? I never would have
thought
of that. Thanks so much.






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