Excel/fromula rewrite


Hi Tom

I have written the following formula:

=IF($H$2="sum 2",CONCATENATE($B18," , ",$C18," , ",I18),"")

It works very well.  However, when I rewrite the formula with an extra condition, it fails.

=If($b18,"","",IF($H$2="sum 2",CONCATENATE($B18," , ",$C18," , ",I18),""))

Could you tell me where I have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell,

I think you just have a typo in your formula.  If you want to test if B18 is blank, then show blank then it would be

=If($b18="","",IF($H$2="sum 2",CONCATENATE($B18," , ",$C18," , ",I18),""))

an alternate approach would be

=IF(AND($B18<>"",$H$2="sum 2"),CONCATENATE($B18," , ",$C18," , ",I18),"")

Tom Ogilvy

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