Excel If Statements - getting over the Excel limit of 7

```I am trying to create a conditional statement with 17 IFs. I started needing
to do 11 Ifs. I got over the Excel limit of 7 by identifying a cell in the
last element of the first string of 4 IFs in which there was a further string
with 7 IFs. However I now need to expand this to 17 IFs. I tried the same
technique of creating a third string with 6 more IFs and identifying this in
the last condition of the second string. It didn't work.

Any ideas.
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11/30/2007 4:08:01 PM
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"Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:318D1CA2-6F5F-4A98-AA4D-BC28FC4748C4@microsoft.com...
|I am trying to create a conditional statement with 17 IFs. I started needing
| to do 11 Ifs. I got over the Excel limit of 7 by identifying a cell in the
| last element of the first string of 4 IFs in which there was a further string
| with 7 IFs. However I now need to expand this to 17 IFs. I tried the same
| technique of creating a third string with 6 more IFs and identifying this in
| the last condition of the second string. It didn't work.
|
| Any ideas.

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nicolaus (2022)
11/30/2007 4:12:54 PM
```Hi Peter

Maintaining formulae with that number of IF's (utilising various tricks to
get over Excel's limit of 7) can be a nightmare to maintain.
Can you post an example of what you are trying to do, as it may be that a
Lookup table would be a much better option for you.
--

Regards
Roger Govier

"Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:318D1CA2-6F5F-4A98-AA4D-BC28FC4748C4@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to create a conditional statement with 17 IFs. I started
> needing
> to do 11 Ifs. I got over the Excel limit of 7 by identifying a cell in the
> last element of the first string of 4 IFs in which there was a further
> string
> with 7 IFs. However I now need to expand this to 17 IFs. I tried the same
> technique of creating a third string with 6 more IFs and identifying this
> in
> the last condition of the second string. It didn't work.
>
> Any ideas.

```
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Roger
11/30/2007 4:40:06 PM
```
Thanks folks. Got it to work.
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Peter2031 (452)
11/30/2007 6:51:05 PM

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