 # Combining two conditional statements into one formula

• Hello,

I need help with the following statement:

I want to do a graphic schedule in Excel, so I was using the current formula:

=IF(AND(I2>=\$C3,J2<=\$D3),1," ")

Where I2 is the start time and J2 is the end time and C3 and D3 are 15 min intervals, but the problem that I'm facing is when I want to also put the break time using this formula:

=IF(AND(I2>=\$E3,J2<=\$F3),2," ")

Where E3 and F3 are the start and end time of the break in question

How could I combine both?

• Re: Combining two conditional statements into one formula

Decide which of the two options take precedent then nest the if statements.

So for example if the output of 1 is the more important then:

=IF(AND(I2>=\$C3,J2<=\$D3),1, IF(AND(I2>=\$E3,J2<=\$F3),2,""))

So if the first clause is satisfied, you get a 1.
If the second clause is satisfied, you get a 2.
If neither clause is satisfied, you get a blank (or a space as you had it but not sure if you had a good reason for that, I've removed the space in the example).

• Re: Combining two conditional statements into one formula

That helped a lot. Before that I was placing the first paragraph in the beginning, but I changed the order and it gave me what I wanted. Thanks for your help

• Re: Combining two conditional statements into one formula

No problem glad to help.

Nested If statements basically work of the idea that they continue to evaluate the conditions until one is found to be True (or potentially false depending on where you are nexting them in the formula), then it stops at that point.

So you just need to ensure that the order of precedence for your results are incorporated into the order you nest the Ifs in. Hopefully that makes sense.

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