#### Another question about IF(COUNTIF) checks in Excel

```<Tiff1618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:219EB429-F90A-406E-A208-5C787ED70467@microsoft.com...
> > Hey again,
> >
> > Is there a formula I can use to figure out if there is one specific phrase
> > in a selection?
> >
> > I'm updating the attendance prgram at the school that I work at. Every
> > student has their own attendance sheet in Excel, and each sheet sort of
> > looks
> > like this:
> >
> >             |Monday|
> > Period 1:|     A    |        (A=Absent; S=Seat time)
> > Period 2:|     S    |
> > Period 3:|     A    |
> >
> > So basically, if they have one or more "S"s, we can count them as being
> > present for the day. I need the formula to find out if there is an "S" in
> > that column, and if there is, I need it to type an "S" in the attendance
> > report, which sort of looks like this:
> > DATE:             |1|2|3|
> > Student Name |S|  |  |
> >
> > Sorry if that got a little complicated. Is there any way to do this?

Oh, one more question. This is rediculously complicated, I know, but...  when
you use the IF(COUNTIF) formula, can you put another IF(COUNTIF) check in
the "value if false" spot? Because if there isn't an "S" in the column, it
needs to be able to check for a "P" or an "N" (independent study or not
enrolled) and mark

I've been trying to figure it out with the =OR formula but I keep getting
errors. This is what I've been typing that's not working and I don't know why:

=OR(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"S"),"S",(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"P"),"P","A"))))

Any ideas?

```
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```Maybe...

=IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"S"),"S",IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"P"),"P","A"))

would do what you want.

Tiff1618 wrote:
>
> <Tiff1618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:219EB429-F90A-406E-A208-5C787ED70467@microsoft.com...
> > > Hey again,
> > >
> > > Is there a formula I can use to figure out if there is one specific phrase
> > > in a selection?
> > >
> > > I'm updating the attendance prgram at the school that I work at. Every
> > > student has their own attendance sheet in Excel, and each sheet sort of
> > > looks
> > > like this:
> > >
> > >             |Monday|
> > > Period 1:|     A    |        (A=Absent; S=Seat time)
> > > Period 2:|     S    |
> > > Period 3:|     A    |
> > >
> > > So basically, if they have one or more "S"s, we can count them as being
> > > present for the day. I need the formula to find out if there is an "S" in
> > > that column, and if there is, I need it to type an "S" in the attendance
> > > report, which sort of looks like this:
> > > DATE:             |1|2|3|
> > > Student Name |S|  |  |
> > >
> > > Sorry if that got a little complicated. Is there any way to do this?
>
> Oh, one more question. This is rediculously complicated, I know, but...  when
> you use the IF(COUNTIF) formula, can you put another IF(COUNTIF) check in
> the "value if false" spot? Because if there isn't an "S" in the column, it
> needs to be able to check for a "P" or an "N" (independent study or not
> enrolled) and mark
>
> I've been trying to figure it out with the =OR formula but I keep getting
> errors. This is what I've been typing that's not working and I don't know why:
>
> =OR(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"S"),"S",(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"P"),"P","A"))))
>
> Any ideas?

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12004)
9/3/2005 12:30:29 PM
```Perfect. Thank you so much!

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

> Maybe...
>
> =IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"S"),"S",IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"P"),"P","A"))
>
> would do what you want.
>
>
> Tiff1618 wrote:
> >
> > <Tiff1618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:219EB429-F90A-406E-A208-5C787ED70467@microsoft.com...
> > > > Hey again,
> > > >
> > > > Is there a formula I can use to figure out if there is one specific phrase
> > > > in a selection?
> > > >
> > > > I'm updating the attendance prgram at the school that I work at. Every
> > > > student has their own attendance sheet in Excel, and each sheet sort of
> > > > looks
> > > > like this:
> > > >
> > > >             |Monday|
> > > > Period 1:|     A    |        (A=Absent; S=Seat time)
> > > > Period 2:|     S    |
> > > > Period 3:|     A    |
> > > >
> > > > So basically, if they have one or more "S"s, we can count them as being
> > > > present for the day. I need the formula to find out if there is an "S" in
> > > > that column, and if there is, I need it to type an "S" in the attendance
> > > > report, which sort of looks like this:
> > > > DATE:             |1|2|3|
> > > > Student Name |S|  |  |
> > > >
> > > > Sorry if that got a little complicated. Is there any way to do this?
> >
> > Oh, one more question. This is rediculously complicated, I know, but...  when
> > you use the IF(COUNTIF) formula, can you put another IF(COUNTIF) check in
> > the "value if false" spot? Because if there isn't an "S" in the column, it
> > needs to be able to check for a "P" or an "N" (independent study or not
> > enrolled) and mark
> >
> > I've been trying to figure it out with the =OR formula but I keep getting
> > errors. This is what I've been typing that's not working and I don't know why:
> >
> > =OR(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"S"),"S",(IF(COUNTIF(AA8:AA10,"P"),"P","A"))))
> >
> > Any ideas?
>
> --
>
> Dave Peterson
>
```
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Tiff1618 (10)
9/3/2005 7:56:02 PM

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