Excel: How to Use an IF Function with 3 Conditions


You can use the following formulas to create an IF function with 3 conditions in Excel:

Method 1: Nested IF Function

=IF(C2<15, "Bad", IF(C2<20, "OK",  IF(C2<25, "Good", "Great")))

Method 2: IF Function with AND Logic

=IF(AND(A2="Mavs", B2="Guard", C2>25), "Yes", "No")

Method 3: IF Function with OR Logic

=IF(OR(A2="Mavs", B2="Guard", C2>25), "Yes", "No")

The following examples show how to use each formula in practice with the following dataset in Excel:

Example 1: Nested IF Function

We can type the following formula into cell D2 to return a specific value based on the value for each player in the Points column:

=IF(C2<15, "Bad", IF(C2<20, "OK",  IF(C2<25, "Good", "Great")))

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column D:

Here’s what this formula did:

  • If the value in the Points column is less than 15, return Bad.
  • Else, if the value in the Points column is less than 20, return OK.
  • Else, if the value in the Points column is less than 25, return Good.
  • Else, return Great.

Example 2: IF Function with AND Logic

We can type the following formula into cell D2 to return “Yes” if three conditions are met for a specific player or “No” if at least one of the conditions is not met:

=IF(AND(A2="Mavs", B2="Guard", C2>25), "Yes", "No")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column D:

Here’s what this formula did:

  • If the value in the Team column was “Mavs” and the value in the Position column was “Guard” and the value in the Points column was greater than 25, return Yes.
  • Else, if at least one condition is not met then return No.

Example 3: IF Function with OR Logic

We can type the following formula into cell D2 to return “Yes” if one of three conditions are met for a specific player or “No” if none of the conditions are met:

=IF(OR(A2="Mavs", B2="Guard", C2>25), "Yes", "No")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column D:

Here’s what this formula did:

  • If the value in the Team column was “Mavs” or the value in the Position column was “Guard” or the value in the Points column was greater than 25, return Yes.
  • Else, if none of the conditions are met then return No.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel:

Excel: How to Use COUNTIF with Multiple Ranges
Excel: A Simple Formula for “If Not Empty”
Excel: How to Use a RANK IF Formula

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