trying to find solution for calculation of rates.
The data type returned from this formula is number.

if ([Role]="​Senior Software Engineer", "200", if ([Role]="​Senior Technical Consultant", "400", if ([Role]="​Project Manager", "300", if ([Role]="​Security", "350", "0"))))

I am still getting syntax error:

The formula contains a syntax error or is not supported. TECHNICAL DETAILS Learn more about the syntax for formulas.

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Date and Time: 3/11/2019 9:30:14 AM

Could you please help to find the bug?

The best would be also if will exist some option to use something like CASE in Oracle ... but I have understood from another articles that only CHOOSE is similar but with limited usage.

Anyway, neither with standard IF statement I am not able to manage that.

Thanks in advance, Regards, Reddy

3 Answers 3


Per my test, you need to remove the space between if and the condition.

Like this:

=IF(Role="Senior Software Engineer","200",IF(Role="Senior Technical Consultant","400",IF(Role="Project Manager","300",IF(Role="Security","350","0"))))

Here is my test:

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IF function:

Returns one value if a condition you specify evaluates to TRUE and another value if it evaluates to FALSE. Use IF to conduct conditional tests on values and formulas.



Use Formula something like this:

=IF(Role="Senior Software Engineer","200",IF(Role="​Senior Technical Consultant","400",IF(Role="Project Manager","300",IF(Role="Security","350","0"))))


  1. Sometimes comma(,) does not work in formula (I am not sure but it is based on something language on your site). So in that case use semicolon(;) instead of comma(,).
  2. Make Sure Your Role choices matches exactly as provided in Formula(Do not add any extra spaces in formula or Role choices).


  1. IF function.

Try to replace all the , with ;

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