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I'm in  Excel  worksheet Sheet1.
IF B1=1, I want to put in my location B2 on Sheet1 the value that is in sheet2 at the location $A$1.
This is my formula,but I get True or False, not the value from sSheet 2

This is because you have an equation in your VALUE_IF_TRUE parameter. No matter what:


will always evaluate to either TRUE or FALSE. That's what you're getting for an answer.

The VALUE_IF_TRUE needs to be a discrete value or a cell reference.


Now it says "if B1=1 then this cell equals whatever is in B2 on this sheet, OTHERWISE, put A1 from Sheet1 here."

See this tutorial for more help on the IF function.

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