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Excel If Formula – Generic Error Message

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m dumbfounded as to why the if formulas in my excel work books don’t work.
Something simple as =if(F2=0, TRUE, FALSE) throws a generic error “There’s a problem with this formula.” Not sure where to turn in regards to this.
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How to&Answers:

Start writing the formula and Excel will show you the correct format. In the case below, it is using ; for divisors. In your case it could be ,:

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You need to specify that you want to return a text value by using speech marks

=if(F2=0, TRUE, FALSE)

Should be

=if(F2=0, "TRUE", "FALSE")