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Excel help I am trying to do a function on excel, I want one cell to read cell that contains text then give me a final numerical amount. The unsuccessful equation I am using right now says =IF(F14="toilet",SUM(F16*0.3)) what I want is to be able to type any kinds of words into F14 and only if I type the word toilet for the rest of the equation to multiply itself out. Also I want to be able to type other words besides "toilet" and have the equation still work. Let me know if there is a way for me to do this. Thanks, Jack

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Maybe this is what you need:
=IF(A1="toilet",(B1*2),(IF(A1="bread",(B1*3),(IF(A1="star",(B1*4))))))
this is called "nested".
You can put nested if function maximum 7. (for more than 7, we should make another "trick")
if you put toilet in A1 then come the value B1*2
if you put bread in A1 then come the value B1*3
if you put star in A1 then come the value B1*4
Note: SUM(F16*0.3) is wrong. should be only (F16*0.3) or if you want to do sum --> SUM(F16:F20)

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