If you want to do something specific when two or more conditions are TRUE, you can use the IF function in combination with the AND function to evaluate conditions with a test, then take one action if the result is TRUE, and (optionally) do something else if the result of the test is FALSE.
If color = red AND size = small
In the example shown, we simply want to "mark" or "flag" records where the color is red AND the size is small. In other words, we want to check cells in column B for the color "red" AND check cells in column C to see if the size is "small". Then, if both conditions are TRUE, we can take a specific action.
This snippet will return TRUE only if the value in B6 is "red" AND the value in C6 is "small". If either condition isn't true, the test will return FALSE.
Next, we need to take an action when the result of the test is TRUE. In this case, we do that by adding an "x" to column D. If the test is FALSE, we simply add an empty string (""). This causes an "x" to appear in column D when both conditions are true and nothing to display if not.
Note: if we didn't add the empty string when FALSE, the formula would actually display FALSE whenever the color is not red.
Testing the same cell
In the example above we are checking two different cells, but there nothing that prevents you from running two tests on the same cell. For example, let's say you want to check values in column A and then do something when a value at least 100 but less than 200. In that case you could use this code for the logical test:
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,...
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To test for various combinations of this AND that, or this OR that, you can use the IF function with the AND and OR functions. In the example shown, the formula in D6 is: = IF ( AND ( B6 = "red" , OR ( C6 = "small" , C6 = "...
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The IF function is very versatile. You can use it whenever you need to test a condition and take an action based on the result. You can even combine multiple IF statements to check multiple conditions.
In this video we look at how to combine the IF function with the OR and AND functions to test more than one condition at the same time.
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