# Nested IF/OR

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### #1 ClamChowder

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

Hi All

First time I'm posting for the first time.

Please see attached. I want to be able to place any 1 of 4 possibilities into the cell highlighted pink.

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### #2 ClamChowder

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Hello

figured it out

=IF(A2="Yes-Type 1","Yes-Type 1", IF(A2="Yes-Type 2", "Yes-Type 2", IF(A2="Yes-Type 3", "Yes-Type 3", IF(A2="Yes-Type 4", "Yes-Type 4", ""))))

no need for a reply now. thanks all

### #3 Jonathan

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

Hi ClamChowder,

I'm glad that you were able to find a solution. You might be interested to know that you could also have done this using the SWITCH function, which would make a shorter formula that is a little easier to understand. Here's how the SWITCH version looks: =SWITCH(A2,"Yes-Type 1","Yes-Type 1","Yes-Type 2","Yes-Type 2","Yes-Type 3","Yes-Type 3","Yes-Type 4","Yes-Type 4")

As you can see, it achieves the same result without needing to use multiple nested IF functions.

You can see a complete explanation of SWITCH in: Expert Skills Session 3: Advanced Functions (Lesson 3-23: Use the SWITCH function).

You can also find much more about the IF and IFS functions in the same session.

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### #4 ClamChowder

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for the suggestion..I tried it ..it doesnt work unfortunately..

### #5 Jonathan

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

Hi ClamChowder,

I forgot to mention that the SWITCH function is a new function that has been added to Excel 365 via updates. If you're not using Excel 365 you won't be able to use it.