I've been using a formula for accounting to calculate sales within a bunch of states that looks like this:


This formula currently works, however I would like to add on to it and haven't been able to figure it out.

It currently works out as:

  • If the state column G is MA, RI, or CT, and if the product column L is Apple then you multiple the quantity column by 2.
  • If it's not Apple, you multiple it by 4.
  • If it's not in those states you leave it blank.

This formula works great if there are only 2 products involved.

We are adding in new inventory that has different pricing. I need to alter it to something that works like this:

  • If the state column G is X, Y, or Z and if the product column L is Apple, then multiple the quantity column N by 4.
  • If the product in those same states is Orange in column L, then multiply by 2.
  • If the product from a different column K in those same states is Pineapple then multiply the quantity amount N by 3.
  • Anything not in those states, leave blank. And so on.

Is this possible?

I have three products / three prices from column K to add, plus two products from column L. All of the quantities are in column N.


Use OR with an array for the states:


Then use some Booleans to return the correct multiplyer.




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  • I tried this but for some reason the cells that would have the data in them are coming out to 0 – user921816 Jul 10 '18 at 15:00
  • Not sure why, as you can see in the photo it is working for me. – Scott Craner Jul 10 '18 at 15:02
  • It is happening when I try to do a specific type of pineapple. I tried adding asteriks but it won't budge. Do you know how to make it so that if it contains the word pineapple it will count? image.ibb.co/b4ehCT/Screen_Shot_2018_07_10_at_11_46_41_AM.png – user921816 Jul 10 '18 at 15:56
  • @user921816 that was not part of the requirements. But replace (K2150="Pineapple") with (ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Pineapple",K2150))) – Scott Craner Jul 10 '18 at 15:58
  • I didn't realize it would require an alternate formula. I've added asteriks in the past and it worked. Thank you for the help! – user921816 Jul 10 '18 at 16:05

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