# formula issue between cells

R

#### Ravens Fan

I have a issue with using a formula to look at another cell with a formula in
it and pulling the data correctly.

Column "L" has a formula (vlookup) pulling a cell over if it has a
particular symbol "HV".
Column "M" looks at "L" and if it equals 2 or 8 than it puts either of the
those numbers in "M" or leaves blank if it equals anything else.
Column "N" looks at "M" and pulls the data from column "J" if a 2 or 8 is in
"M".

My problem is Column "N" it seems, can't differentiate what is in column
"M". It seems it does not like the formula in "M".

Formulas being used:

Column
â€œLâ€: =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(\$L\$1,A2:H2,8,FALSE))=TRUE,"",VLOOKUP(\$L\$1,A2:H2,8,FALSE))

Column â€œMâ€: =IF(L2=2,"2",IF(L2=8,"8",""))

Column â€œNâ€: =IF(M2=2,J2,IF(M2=8,J2,""))

You should remove the quotes from around the numbers 2 and 8 in your
formula in M:

=IF(L2=2,2,IF(L2=8,8,""))

A slightly more efficient version would be:

=IF(OR(L2=2,L2=8),L2,"")

Hope this helps.

Pete

The formula in column M is putting a text value ("2" or "8") into the cell
and your formula in column N is looking for an integer, not a string.

Modify the formula in column N to this:

=IF(M2="2",J2,IF(M2="8",J2,""))

Thanks, worked great. I'm a novice at excel and am learning as I go.

Thanks again for both respones.

You're welcome.

Presumably, Ravens is some sports club in Baltimore ? Along the lines
of Manchester United ?

Pete