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I was wondering if there is a formula that will allow me to type in a number and have it equal another (1=19)? I would like to be able to type the number 1 and have the number 19 appear in a designated cell.

Weyrann Austin,

If I wanted to type a 1 in cell A1 and have the number 19 appear in cell F37 as an example, I could have a formula in F37 like this

F37: =if(A1=1,19,0)

If you wanted to handle all the single digit numbers with some equivalency you could possibly do something with the choose function

F37: =if(And(A1>=1,A1<=9),Choose(A1,19,22,47,3,21,33,44,26,32),"")

So if a 1 is in A1, F37 would display 19, if A1 had 2, F37 would display 22, if A1 had 9, F37 would display 32.   The first argument in Choose is an integer.  then is a list of values or expressions that will be returned corresponding to the first argument being a 1, 2, 3, etc.  Choose can hold up to 28 to return.

Hopefully there is some information you can use here. The bottom line is that whatever cell needs to return a value based on an entry in another cell, that cell returning the value would need a formula to produce that value based on the conditions.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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