1. ## If statement

I am trying to calculate a spreadsheet for payroll purposes that will place the value greater than 40 to a field, but if it's less than 40, place a value of zero.
I have tried: =IF(D13>40, SUM(C13-40),0)
but that doesn't give the value of zero if less than 40.
Can you help?

Thanks!

2. ## Re: If statement

What value does it return ?, the same as if D13 > 0 ?. Check and make sure that D13 is a number anit text. To check that you could try changing the formula to =IF(D13*1>40, SUM(C13-40),0). If that works, you need to alter the data in column D to numeric.

Andrew C

3. ## Re: If statement

My bad! I just figured out that it should have been:
=IF(C13>40, SUM(C13-40),0)
C13 and not D13.
Now it works correctly.

Thanks anyway. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

4. ## Re: If statement

If you'll permit me to be picky, "...,sum(c13-40),..." works, but is bad syntax; "...,c13-40,...", or "...,sum(c13,-40),..." is preferred. The correct way is to use the comma as argument separator and if needed include the sign of the subsequent arguments; this will avoid potential problems with range expressions such as sum(a1:a13-40), which will return invalid results, where sum(a1:a13,-40)will be correct.

Hope this annoying but well-meaning advice saves you trouble sometime in the future.

5. ## Re: If statement

Thanks for your "pickiness". I'm not sure I understand though.

I did have to change some of the formulas though.
Below is what calculates the first field:
=IF(SUM(C3:C9)>40,40,SUM(C3:C9))
That way it will not go over 40, but will add up to 40.

Then the second field to figure overtime:
=IF(SUM(C3:C9)>40, SUM(C3:C9)-40,0)

Is this not correct? Seems like it works fine though.

--KZ

6. ## Re: If statement

Your formulas are now syntactically correct. To see what I was talking about, plug this (or any numbers) into a test spreadsheet starting in a1.

24
35
17
21
13
19

and these formulas nearby:

=SUM(A1:A6)-40
=SUM(A1:A6,-40)
=SUM(A1:A6-40)

Are your results the same? For me the first two formulas are correct, the last is wrong.

7. ## Re: If statement

Yep. Same as you got. I see now what I did in my first try. It's all working now.

Mucho thanks!

--KZ

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•