# How can I create an IF statement with multiple conditions?

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Hello all,I am trying to create an IF statement with multiple conditions that will return a yes or no depending on if one of the conditions are met.

Here is a sample of my formula:

QB accepts the formula, however, it does not work (I think because it is looking at the conditions as a whole).  Do I need to write an IF statement for each of the "AACH25,AACH41,ADEV31,ADEV32,ADEV33,ADEV34,ADEV41,ADEV42,ADEV43" conditions, or can I use OR in between?  I have about 320 codes that I need to include so if there's any easier way to do this that would be fantastic.

Thank you!

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QuickBaseCoach App Dev./Training, Champion

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I will answer your question, but there is a much much much (320 much's) better way.

var text Red = "<font color=red>YES</font>";

IF(

[Related Candidate (ref) - Job Code] = "AACH25", \$red,

[Related Candidate (ref) - Job Code] = "AACH41", \$red,

[Related Candidate (ref) - Job Code] = "ADEV31", \$red,

etc

[Related Candidate (ref) - Job Code] = "ADEV320", \$red)

But the better way is to use excel to load up a table of these codes.  Make the Key field of that table the code field.  Add a formula checkbox field to the table called [Code exists?] with the formula of

true

Then using the [Related Candidate (ref) - Job Code] field on the right hand side of a new relationship to that Codes table, lookup the value for [Code exists?]

Then your formula would be simple:

IF([Code exists?], "<font color=red>YES</font>")
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Thanks so much!  This is exactly what I was looking for and everything appears to be working as intended.