If [OH:Subsample ID] is blank, OR if it contains "ABC", then the calculated field should return result "XYZ".

No idea how to put that into syntax.

I can get two separate lines, but can't get them combined into one command line:

=IF([OH:Subsample ID]"Header Line","Audit")

=IF(ISBLANK([OH:Subsample ID]),"Audit")
  • Do you want the exact match of "ABC" or the field value contains substring "ABC" inside it's value? Sep 14, 2019 at 4:31

2 Answers 2


The syntax for using OR is as follows:

=IF(OR([Column1]>[Column2], [Column1]<[Column3]), "OK", "Not OK")

So try:

 =IF(OR([OH:Subsample ID]="ABC", ISBLANK([OH:Subsample ID])),"Audit")

The sample above came from this doc, which has other samples as well.


You can use OR function to build such formula. Try using below formula:

=IF(OR([OH:Subsample ID]="ABC", ISBLANK([OH:Subsample ID])),"XYZ", "FalseValue")

In this formula I have combined IF and OR functions. For detailed syntax and examples check below references.


  1. OR function.
  2. IF function.

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