#### IF statements #5

```In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?

Any help would be appreciated
```
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6/28/2007 4:46:03 PM
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```=IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
<ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
>create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
>parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
>
>Any help would be appreciated

```
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Gord
6/28/2007 5:17:14 PM
```Since you only have 3 values, I think the easiest way to do this would be
using FIND/REPLACE.

From the Edit Menu, choose "Replace"
In the Find What field enter: JR.
In the Replace With field enter: (JR.)
Click "Replace All"
Repeat for CPA and MD

HTH,
Elkar

"Excel Function Application" wrote:

> In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
> create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
> parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
>
> Any help would be appreciated
```
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Elkar (111)
6/28/2007 5:18:07 PM
```Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text entries
but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
>
>
> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>
>
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
> >
> >Any help would be appreciated
>
>
```
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6/28/2007 6:14:02 PM
```Don't forget that you can just double-click on the fill handle of B1 to copy
down to end of data in column A.

Gord

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:14:02 -0700, Excel Function Application
<ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text entries
>but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!
>
>"Gord Dibben" wrote:
>
>> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
>>
>>
>> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
>> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
>> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
>> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
>> >
>> >Any help would be appreciated
>>
>>

```
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Gord
6/28/2007 6:55:16 PM
```Again, very helpful.

This is along the same lines so the formula is probably going to be
structured the same way.  If you have time that would be great.

I need to get rid of the symbols in one column.  I want only text.  I have
tried the edit > replace route but that leave me with un unnecessary space
where the period used to be.

i.e.

column A       column B
johnson        johnson
smith            smith
..ward           ward
wilson          wilson

is this possible with an IF statement?

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> Don't forget that you can just double-click on the fill handle of B1 to copy
> down to end of data in column A.
>
>
> Gord
>
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:14:02 -0700, Excel Function Application
> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text entries
> >but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!
> >
> >"Gord Dibben" wrote:
> >
> >> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
> >>
> >>
> >> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
> >> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
> >> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
> >> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
> >> >
> >> >Any help would be appreciated
> >>
> >>
>
>
```
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6/28/2007 7:32:03 PM
```If you want column A retained as is..................

Copy A to column B then do your edit>replace on B only.

With your sample data, if you replace the dot(.) with nothing you should not
have any spaces.

Otherwise just do the edit>replace on column A and dispense with B

If  the dot was just a general sample, what other symbols do you need removed?

Gord

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:32:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
<ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>This is along the same lines so the formula is probably going to be
>structured the same way.  If you have time that would be great.
>
>I need to get rid of the symbols in one column.  I want only text.  I have
>tried the edit > replace route but that leave me with un unnecessary space
>where the period used to be.
>
>i.e.
>
>column A       column B
>johnson        johnson
>smith            smith
>.ward           ward
>wilson          wilson
>
>is this possible with an IF statement?
>
>"Gord Dibben" wrote:
>
>> Don't forget that you can just double-click on the fill handle of B1 to copy
>> down to end of data in column A.
>>
>>
>> Gord
>>
>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:14:02 -0700, Excel Function Application
>> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text entries
>> >but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!
>> >
>> >"Gord Dibben" wrote:
>> >
>> >> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
>> >> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
>> >> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
>> >> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
>> >> >
>> >> >Any help would be appreciated
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>

```
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Gord
6/28/2007 7:52:24 PM
```Shutttt uuup!  Thanks, Gord

Linda

"Gord Dibben" <gorddibbATshawDOTca> wrote in message
news:5v0883prfdft9b756mao2dmjsdfhh0dirq@4ax.com...
> Don't forget that you can just double-click on the fill handle of B1 to
> copy
> down to end of data in column A.
>
>
> Gord
>
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:14:02 -0700, Excel Function Application
> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text
>>entries
>>but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!
>>
>>"Gord Dibben" wrote:
>>
>>> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
>>>
>>>
>>> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
>>> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.
>>> >Can I
>>> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell
>>> >put
>>> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do
>>> >nothing?
>>> >
>>> >Any help would be appreciated
>>>
>>>
>

```
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Linda1 (5)
6/28/2007 11:55:29 PM
```You're welcome...........I think<g>

Gord

On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:55:29 -0400, "Linda \(RQ\)" <Linda@TenForward.Laptop>
wrote:

>Shutttt uuup!  Thanks, Gord
>
>Linda
>
>"Gord Dibben" <gorddibbATshawDOTca> wrote in message
>news:5v0883prfdft9b756mao2dmjsdfhh0dirq@4ax.com...
>> Don't forget that you can just double-click on the fill handle of B1 to
>> copy
>> down to end of data in column A.
>>
>>
>> Gord
>>
>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 11:14:02 -0700, Excel Function Application
>> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Thank you very much Gord.  I have several lists with different text
>>>entries
>>>but thousands of rows...this is really going to help!
>>>
>>>"Gord Dibben" wrote:
>>>
>>>> =IF(A1<>"","(" & A1 &")","")  entered in B1 and copied down.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:46:03 -0700, Excel Function Application
>>>> <ExcelFunctionApplication@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> >In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.
>>>> >Can I
>>>> >create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell
>>>> >put
>>>> >parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do
>>>> >nothing?
>>>> >
>>>> >Any help would be appreciated
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>

```
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Gord
6/29/2007 12:49:36 AM
```one way...

=SUBSTITUTE(A1,A1,"("&A1&")")

"Excel Function Application" wrote:

> In column A there are either values of "JR.", "CPA", "MD", or nothing.  Can I
> create an IF statement that says if there is a text value in the cell put
> parentheses around that value and if there is nothing in the cell do nothing?
>
> Any help would be appreciated
```
 0
6/30/2007 1:54:01 PM

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