Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Use conditional formatting to overcome formatting limitations of the IF function, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] Excel's IF function is a powerful tool.…It allows us to come up with different answers…based on the test of a formula…or comparing two cells with a value,…lots of different options there.…In this workbook here we want to use that in column I…to come up with a Bonus.…Now a common question I hear frequently…is can we use the IF function to apply a format?…The answer is no, but let's say no, not directly.…You can use it in combination with Conditional Formatting.…And there is a possible option of using…Conditional Formatting without the IF function…in a worksheet's cell.…
So let's explore both options.…In this particular worksheet here…we're going to apply a Bonus here…based on people's Job Ratings.…And if the Job Rating is 4 or 5…these people will be getting a 3,000 dollar Bonus,…if their Job Rating is a 3…they will get a 1,500 dollar Bonus,…if the Job Rating is 2 200 dollars, otherwise nothing.…So the IF function right here.…Now those values are sitting over in cells M 1, 2, and 3,…so we can use those,…
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