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Greeting Tom,

I have an Excel sheet where this is a schedule. Ranges B6:B39 is Start Time, C6:C39 is end time. E6:E39 is the event identifier and  is copied into the spreadsheet manually and has unique values, but the data can be in any order.  So the data of LUNCH could be in E6 today and E39 tomorrow.  F6:F39 is a calculation of duration (End time - Start time), if the event start time is past the current time, if not, the duration is set to 0.

What I need to do is if the data of ATCNCL (Overtime that was assigned and now cancelled) exists in any cell in the range of E6:E39, then the row that contains ATBRK (Overtime Break) duration calculation should be 0.

ATCNCL can be anywhere in E6:E39 and ATBRK can be anywhere in E6:E39.

Your help is greatly appreciated.


So it sounds like you want a modification to your formula in column F.  

F6:  $C6-$E6

Added logic to show a zero for a row that hat ATBRK in column E if ATCNCL is found in any of column E across rows 6 to 39:

F6:  =if(and(countif($E$6:$E$39,"ATCNCL")>0,$E6="ATBRK"),0,$C6-$B6)

Then drag fill this down column F.  

That represents how I understand your question.

Tom Ogilvy

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