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Helper V

## Help with IF statement please - Much Appreciated

Hello, I was hoping someone could help please.

I have the following :

I need a new column in column E that shows me the owner of the ID based on condtions.

If the state is "Waiting" and the Date column is empty then show the OWNER (in this case Dave) but IF the date is not blank and the state is "Waiting" then show the other Owner (in this case Bob)

This would then show me who I am waiting for to complete an action

The ID will always be the same.

Could anyone hlep with this please?

Thank you for any help.

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Super User

Yes, you can modify the formula to prioritize the owner with the "Waiting" state, even if both dates are empty. You can use the OR function to check if either the state or date is empty and then adjust the logic accordingly. Here's the modified formula:

=IF(AND(OR(ISBLANK(Table1[State]),Table1[State]<>"Waiting"),ISBLANK(Table1[Date])),"",IF(Table1[State]="Waiting","Bob","Dave"))

This formula checks if either the state or date is empty or if the state is not "Waiting" and the date is empty, in which case it returns an empty string. Otherwise, it returns "Bob" if the state is "Waiting" or "Dave" otherwise.

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Super User

Owner = IF(AND(Table1[State] = "Waiting", ISBLANK(Table1[Date])), "Dave", IF(Table1[State] = "Waiting", "Bob", ""))

Note that you will need to replace "Table1" with the actual name of your table, and "State" and "Date" with the actual names of the columns that contain the state and date data, respectively.

Helper V

@MAwwad thank you for your reply. This works in the coloumn but shows both owners when both dates are empty. Is there a way to show the one with the state as Waiting, if they are both empty please?

Thank you

Super User

Yes, you can modify the formula to prioritize the owner with the "Waiting" state, even if both dates are empty. You can use the OR function to check if either the state or date is empty and then adjust the logic accordingly. Here's the modified formula:

=IF(AND(OR(ISBLANK(Table1[State]),Table1[State]<>"Waiting"),ISBLANK(Table1[Date])),"",IF(Table1[State]="Waiting","Bob","Dave"))

This formula checks if either the state or date is empty or if the state is not "Waiting" and the date is empty, in which case it returns an empty string. Otherwise, it returns "Bob" if the state is "Waiting" or "Dave" otherwise.

Helper V

Super User

You are welcome 🙂

Dont forget to accept it as a solution in order to help others

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