Excel/formula error

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Hi Tom

I have just written this formula.  Unfortunately it returns an error could you have a look at it and tell where I have gone wrong?

=if(L1="aut 1"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!I5:I1249,if(L1="aut 2"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!S5:IS249, if(L1="Spr 1"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AC5:AC1249,if(L1="Spr 2"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AM5:AM1249,if(L1="Sum 1"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AW5:AW1249,if(L1="Sum 2"),AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!BG5:BG1249,""))))))

Thanks in advance.

Chris Mitchell

Answer
Christopher Mitchell,

You don't need a right paren after you condition in the IF statements since there is only a single condition.  You also did not close out the AverageIF function with a right paren.  

also, I noticed in this statement
AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!S5:IS249

you say S4 to IS249 so I believe that should be  S4:S1249 - I have put that correction in the below as well

this appears to balance properly:  

=IF(L1="aut 1",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!I5:I1249),IF(L1="aut 2",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!S5:S1249), IF(L1="Spr 1",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AC5:AC1249),IF(L1="Spr 2",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AM5:AM1249),IF(L1="Sum 1",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!AW5:AW1249),IF(L1="Sum 2",AVERAGEIF(Sheet7!B5:B1249,B32,Sheet7!BG5:BG1249),""))))))

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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