iWorks Numbers: how set an if/then condition?

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  1. mrzeigler, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013

    mrzeigler macrumors regular

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    #1
    Using numbers, I want to set up a formula to do the following:

    * If Column E = "Y," then subtract the value of column I from the value of column L.

    * If Column E is anything but a "Y", return a value of "0".


    I've never had to deal with a conditional in a formula before, and my searches keep revealing tips for conditional formatting.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


    UPDATE: Nevermind. I figured it out.
     
  2. jacg macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not in front of numbers right now but have you tried entering...

    =if(

    Pretty quickly you should get screen tips advising you of the correct syntax.

    Good luck.
     
  3. LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    Should work

    For anybody else!

    =if(e1="Y", L1-I1,"0")

    =(conditional, if true, if false)
     
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    #4
    syntax is generally similar to that of excels. googling if/then + excel will be of help to anyone else with similar questions.
     
  5. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Or just search through the help documentation provided with Numbers. They include examples for nearly all functions.
     

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