If you want to do something specific when a cell equals a certain value, you can use the IF function to test the value, then do something if the result is TRUE, and (optionally) do something else if the result of the test is FALSE.
If color is red, mark with "x"
In the example shown, we simply want to "mark" or "flag" records where the color is red. In other words, we want to check cells in column xxx, and then take action when they contain the word "red".
This will return TRUE if the value in B6 is "red" and FALSE if not.
Since we want to mark or flag red items, we only need to take action when the result of the test is TRUE. Here, we are simply adding an "x" to column D if when the color is red. If the color is not red (or blank, etc.) , we simply add an empty string ("").
The result is an x where the color is red, and nothing if not.
Note: if we didn't add that empty string when FALSE, the formula would display FALSE whenever the color is not red.
Increase price if color is red
Of course, you could do something more complicated as well. For example, let's say you want to increase the price of red items only by 15%.
In that case, you could use this formula in column E to calculate a new price:
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In this video, we'll look at how to use the IF function, one of the most powerful and popular functions in Excel.
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