# conditional link circularity

• I would like to be able to test a cell with- if -and return a value from another cell(sheet). Is there a way around circularity here? I am not VBA literate. Barely excel literate. if A1=1,A1= sheet2(B1), A1=0

TIA BOB

• going literally by what you've asked, you cannot have a value and a formula in a cell.

You would need VBA to get anything close to this. Are you interested in that?

• Denis,
Thanks for the reply. I suspected as much. I think I will try brute force and a couple other cells.

TIA BOB

• I want to take a value from one worksheet(W1) and place it in another(W2) based on a conditional. In order to do that I need to reference the if from a different cell and return value to still another cell?? 3 cells at least??
if W2(a1)=1,W2(a2)=W1(b1), W2(a2)=0 Does that work??

TIA BOB

• You need 1 extra cell. This is the cell that will hold the value that the condition is based upon. Here's an example. Instead of having the value "Denis" on another sheet, I have put it on this sheet for the sake of ease:

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