Class Min Max Alfa 0 16.5 Beta 16.5 18.5 Charlie 18.5 25 Delta 25 30
Value X 35.52600894 26.27816853 29.53159178 29.84528548 26.77130341 25.07792506 19.2850645 42.77156244 29.11485934 29.5010482 19.30982162
I want a cell to have something like an IF statement (it’s got a few more values in it, not this small, it has 8 class). An IF statement this long would probably not work (IF limit of 7) and is an ugly way of doing it. I was thinking of using
hlookup, but I’m not sure if that’s the best bet.
I can also swap the columns within a table, so I could have “Min| Max| Class”
X values are in a column.
=IF(X>=0 && X<16.5, Alpha, IF(X>=16.5 && X<18.5, Beta, IF(...
I think you mean VLOOKUP and would be much better way to go.
Make a Ranges sheet like this
Min Class 0 Alfa 16.5 Beta 18.5 Charlie 25 Delta 30.5 Unidentified
In your detail sheet use formula “=VLOOKUP(A2,Ranges!A:B,2,TRUE)” [The True is important]
And you get
Value X Class 35.52600894 Unidentified 26.27816853 Delta 29.53159178 Delta 29.84528548 Delta 26.77130341 Delta 25.07792506 Delta 19.2850645 Charlie 42.77156244 Unidentified 29.11485934 Delta 29.5010482 Delta 19.30982162 Charlie
With your Max range named
MaxVal and your Class range named
Class, please try:
(adjust references to suit).
=MATCH() here is using the
match_type parameter of
1: “The MATCH function will find the largest value that is less than or equal to value. You should be sure to sort your array in ascending order.
If the match_type parameter is omitted, the MATCH function assumes a match_type of 1.”
Any X value greater than
30 returns a blank (
"") but text may be inserted to suit (eg
"Unidentified" instead of
The formula could be simplified by removing the error trap, if a row were inserted immediately under the labels with
Max. Also by removing the condition, in a similar way.
It is not necessary to specify both bounds of each range.
INDEX/MATCH was chosen rather than say VLOOKUP for reasons as given here.
PS For the Greek *alpha*bet α is usually Alpha.
Edit re clarification
The easiest fix for
Delta rather than
Charlie may be to deduct a small amount from each Max value, eg change
25 to =