I'm trying to use this formula to output "Tie" when the result is a draw:


Instead of giving me what I want, it gives me a "name" error.

What am I doing wrong?

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    Are the curly-quotes that I see displayed around "Tie" in your actual formula? – chuff Jun 3 '13 at 2:35
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    Yes... The quotes look off there... Could also try this: =IF(B6=C6,"Tie", ABS(B6-C6)) – Brian Adkins Jun 3 '13 at 3:21

As the comments point out the quotes around Tie are indeed the problem. If you use the following formula with the expected quotes your formula will no longer give you the #NAME? error:


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Instead of using two IF's try: =IF(B6=C6,"Tie",ABS(B6-C6))

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