IF function 11-15-09

If I create a function which checks for text in a cell, it gives a #NAME?
error.
I have a sheet with a cell containing the text 'Single'. In another cell I
want to check for that word so I type =if(a1=''Single'', 1,2). Is there
something wrong with that IF, it happens with any text I check for.

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Utf
11/15/2009 8:31:01 PM
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Perhaps you need to use a semicolon rather than a comma - try it this
way:

=3DIF(A1=3D"Single";1;2)

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Nov 15, 8:31=A0pm, Imani <Im...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> If I create a function which checks for text in a cell, it gives a #NAME?
> error.
> I have a sheet with a cell containing the text 'Single'. In another cell =
I
> want to check for that word so I type =3Dif(a1=3D''Single'', 1,2). Is the=
re
> something wrong with that IF, it happens with any text I check for.


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Pete_UK
11/15/2009 9:09:53 PM
Imani

Looks like you have, instead of double quotes, two single
quotes(apostrophes) before and after the string  Single

Re-type using double quotes.

If Single is realy 'Single'  then

=IF(A!="'Single'",1,2)

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:09:53 -0800 (PST), Pete_UK <pashurst@auditel.net>
wrote:

>Perhaps you need to use a semicolon rather than a comma - try it this
>way:
>
>=IF(A1="Single";1;2)
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>Pete
>
>On Nov 15, 8:31�pm, Imani <Im...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> If I create a function which checks for text in a cell, it gives a #NAME?
>> error.
>> I have a sheet with a cell containing the text 'Single'. In another cell I
>> want to check for that word so I type =if(a1=''Single'', 1,2). Is there
>> something wrong with that IF, it happens with any text I check for.


 0
Gord
11/15/2009 9:37:49 PM

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