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I have a large spreadsheet that I'm working with and need help with a nested formula

Here is what I'm trying to do:  
if O12:O2540 is equal to 4 or 5 and j2:j2540 is equal to 2 then it is an error.  Otherwise it is fine.  

Thank you!

is this one formula per row?  If so,


in row 12 would give you the answer you want - replace my error and OK messages as you see fit.  IF this wasn't what you meant, let me know - if it helps, my direct email is

Aidan (question found in question pool, not originally addressed to me)
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


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I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!

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