IF, AND, OR and Beyond Excel Error Functions

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW15C8461

  • Returning the inverse of a TRUE/FALSE test by way of Excel’s NOT function
  • Using the SUMIFS function to sum values based on multiple criteria
  • Testing for two or more alternate conditions by way of the OR function
  • Comparing two cells directly to return TRUE or FALSE if they’re exactly the same or without using IF
  • Testing for two or more conditions at once with Excel’s AND function
  • Comparing IFNA, IFERROR and ISERROR functions and learning which versions of Excel support these worksheet functions
  • Understanding when you might wish to use ISERROR or ISNA instead of IFERROR
  • Using the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value when VLOOKUP can’t find a match
  • Learning about the IFNA function available in Excel 2013 and later
  • Viewing the pros, cons, and limitations of nesting IF functions
  • Testing for a single condition among two or more that returns TRUE by way of Excel’s XOR function
  • Avoiding the complexity of nested IF statements with Excel’s CHOOSE function

Overview of the webinar

Many users rely on the IF function in Excel, but they’re often unaware of ways to improve the integrity of decision-making formulas. In this session, Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, introduces the IF function and then quickly goes beyond the basics. Discover what can go awry with IF; how to future-proof the function; and explore alternatives, such as IFS, CHOOSE and seemingly unrelated alternatives like VLOOKUP, SUMIF and more. David’s contention is that if you find yourself nesting more than a couple of IF functions, there’s probably a more elegant and resilient approach you could take.
David demonstrates every technique at least twice: first, on a PowerPoint slide with numbered steps, and second, in Excel 2016. He’ll draw to your attention any differences in Excel 2013, 2010 or 2007 during the presentation as well as in his detailed handouts. David also provides an Excel workbook that includes most of the examples he uses during the webcast.

Who should attend?

  • Accountants
  • CPAs
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Excel User
  • Income Tax Preparers
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Financial Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Auditors
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Bookkeepers
  • Marketers
  • Government Personnel

Why should you attend?

After attending the webcast, participants will be equipped to:
  • Avoid complex IF statements
  • Use the COUNTIF function to determine the number of times an item appears on a list
  • Use the ISERROR function or the ISNA function vs. the IFERROR function
  • Improve the integrity of decision-making formulas
  • Future-proof the IF function
  • Apply alternatives to the IF function, such as IFS, CHOOSE, VLOOKUP, and others
  • Sum values based on multiple criteria
  • Use the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value
  • Use the IFNA function
Take advantage of David’s detailed handouts as well as the Excel workbook he provides participants for their future reference.

Faculty - Mr.David H. Ringstrom, CPA

Acclaimed Microsoft Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA, is the president and owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia. David founded Accounting Advisors in 1991 as a consulting-services business, but in 2009, he began teaching for continuing education providers as well. His mission since then has been to offer quality training on Excel and additional accounting software via live webcasts, on-demand self-study webcasts, and in-house engagements. More than 24 providers, located throughout the country as well as overseas, now look to David for their Excel and accounting software training needs.

David’s Excel courses cover the gamut of the software’s features and functions to provide CPAs as well as accounting and financial professionals the knowledge they need to work more efficiently and effectively in Excel. David is known for saying, “Either you work Excel, or it works you.” Based on this belief, he focuses on teaching users what they don’t know but should know about Excel.

His comprehensive yet easy to understand presentations cover Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010. David’s webcasts are fast-paced, and he welcomes attendees’ questions. In addition, his detailed handouts and slides serve as handy reference tools students can fall back on after participating in his webcasts or taking his self-study courses.

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