#### Nested IF driving me nuts...

```I have a workbook with a few sheets in it.

One has master data:
Status	Item #	Description
Film	     Former	          Pkg Lot Code format
A	        00121	My item
00131	-	          XYZXYZ

Many lines of data. I have another sheet that users are instructed to
enter the item number ( In Cell B1), and it populates a cell below
with VLOOKUP data. There are a number of cells that do this.

This formula displays the Description.

=IF(\$B1<>"",VLOOKUP(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C\$3:\$D\$228,2,FALSE),"")

The conundrum is the Status field. What we'd like to do is:
1. Check if a number entered in B1 matches one in the MasterInfo
sheet.
2. If it does, display the description IF the Status is A. If the
status is I, display "Inactive Profile". If the Status is P, display
"Pending Profile".

Anyone that could assist me is greatly appreciated.
```
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John
12/8/2009 6:23:49 PM
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```Try this:

=3DIF(\$B1<>"",IF(ISNA(MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0)),"",IF(INDEX
(MasterInfo!\$A:\$A,MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0))=3D"I","Inactive
Profile",IF(INDEX(MasterInfo!\$A:\$A,MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0))
=3D"P","Pending Profile",VLOOKUP(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C\$3:\$D\$228,2,0)))))

It doesn't test specifically for a status of A - I've assumed that the
status can only be I, P or A.

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Dec 8, 6:23=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a workbook with a few sheets in it.
>
> One has master data:
> Status =A0Item # =A0Description
> Film =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Former =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Pkg Lot Code form=
at
> A =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 00121 =A0 My item
> 00131 =A0 - =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 XYZXYZ
>
> Many lines of data. I have another sheet that users are instructed to
> enter the item number ( In Cell B1), and it populates a cell below
> with VLOOKUP data. There are a number of cells that do this.
>
> This formula displays the Description.
>
> =3DIF(\$B1<>"",VLOOKUP(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C\$3:\$D\$228,2,FALSE),"")
>
> The conundrum is the Status field. What we'd like to do is:
> 1. Check if a number entered in B1 matches one in the MasterInfo
> sheet.
> 2. If it does, display the description IF the Status is A. If the
> status is I, display "Inactive Profile". If the Status is P, display
> "Pending Profile".
>
> Anyone that could assist me is greatly appreciated.

```
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pashurst (2576)
12/8/2009 6:52:47 PM
```On Dec 8, 12:52=A0pm, Pete_UK <pashu...@auditel.net> wrote:
> Try this:
>
> =3DIF(\$B1<>"",IF(ISNA(MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0)),"",IF(INDEX
> (MasterInfo!\$A:\$A,MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0))=3D"I","Inactive
> Profile",IF(INDEX(MasterInfo!\$A:\$A,MATCH(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C:\$C,0))
> =3D"P","Pending Profile",VLOOKUP(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C\$3:\$D\$228,2,0)))))
>
> It doesn't test specifically for a status of A - I've assumed that the
> status can only be I, P or A.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Pete
>
> On Dec 8, 6:23=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:> I have a work=
book with a few sheets in it.
>
> > One has master data:
> > Status =A0Item # =A0Description
> > Film =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Former =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Pkg Lot Code fo=
rmat
> > A =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 00121 =A0 My item
> > 00131 =A0 - =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 XYZXYZ
>
> > Many lines of data. I have another sheet that users are instructed to
> > enter the item number ( In Cell B1), and it populates a cell below
> > with VLOOKUP data. There are a number of cells that do this.
>
> > This formula displays the Description.
>
> > =3DIF(\$B1<>"",VLOOKUP(\$B1,MasterInfo!\$C\$3:\$D\$228,2,FALSE),"")
>
> > The conundrum is the Status field. What we'd like to do is:
> > 1. Check if a number entered in B1 matches one in the MasterInfo
> > sheet.
> > 2. If it does, display the description IF the Status is A. If the
> > status is I, display "Inactive Profile". If the Status is P, display
> > "Pending Profile".
>
> > Anyone that could assist me is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for trying this, but it still only prints the description,
regardless of the status. I'll try mucking about with it today.
```
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pcnorb (1)
12/9/2009 3:29:18 PM
```Just check that you do not have any space characters in there along
with the status letter. Use =3DLEN( ) to find out how many characters
you have in the status cells.

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Dec 9, 3:29=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for trying this, but it still only prints the description,
> regardless of the status. I'll try mucking about with it today.
```
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Pete_UK
12/9/2009 3:41:20 PM
```On Dec 9 2009, 9:41=A0am, Pete_UK <pashu...@auditel.net> wrote:
> Just check that you do not have any space characters in there along
> with the status letter. Use =3DLEN( ) to find out how many characters
> you have in the status cells.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Pete
>
> On Dec 9, 3:29=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Thanks for trying this, but it still only prints the description,
> > regardless of the status. I'll try mucking about with it today.

Thanks, but no change. LEN =3D 1.

Any other ideas?
```
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John
1/19/2010 4:28:48 PM
```On Dec 9 2009, 9:41=A0am, Pete_UK <pashu...@auditel.net> wrote:
> Just check that you do not have any space characters in there along
> with the status letter. Use =3DLEN( ) to find out how many characters
> you have in the status cells.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Pete
>
> On Dec 9, 3:29=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Thanks for trying this, but it still only prints the description,
> > regardless of the status. I'll try mucking about with it today.

IT WORKED. I just screwed something up prior to my last post.

THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!!!!!
```
 0
John
1/19/2010 4:33:50 PM
```You're welcome, John - thanks for feeding back (6 weeks later !!)

Pete

On Jan 19, 4:33=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 9 2009, 9:41=A0am, Pete_UK <pashu...@auditel.net> wrote:
>
> > Just check that you do not have any space characters in there along
> > with the status letter. Use =3DLEN( ) to find out how many characters
> > you have in the status cells.
>
> > Hope this helps.
>
> > Pete
>
> > On Dec 9, 3:29=A0pm, John Croson <pcn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Thanks for trying this, but it still only prints the description,
> > > regardless of the status. I'll try mucking about with it today.
>
> IT WORKED. I just screwed something up prior to my last post.
>
> THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!!!!!

```
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Pete_UK
1/20/2010 12:55:17 AM
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