I would like to use an IF(OR(AND function (or a function that works) to obtain an answer of 1 or -100 within a SharePoint list. My formula works in Excel but not in SharePoint.


Discount = 0.2
LVR<70% = yes

If LVR is <70%, then the maximum discount can be up to 0.2 (ranging in value from 0.01 through to 0.2 with intervals of 0.01)

Discount = 0.1
LVR<70% = no

If LVR is NOT <70%, then the maximum discount can be up to 0.1 (ranging in value from 0.01 through to 0.1 with intervals of 0.01) This works in excel.

When I move it over to the calculated column in SharePoint:

=IF(OR(AND([LVR<70%]="NO",[Proposed % discount]<=0.1),AND([LVR<70%]="YES",[Proposed % discount]<=0.2)),1,-100)

SharePoint accepts it but doesn't calculate the correct answer. (always gives -100 as the answer).

The calculated column is "The data type returned from this formula is: Single line of text".

  • What is the data type and other settings of [Proposed % discount] column? Can you please attach the screenshot of "column settings" for this column (if possible)? This will help us to understand how data is stored in [Proposed % discount]. Feb 12, 2021 at 12:33

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I've seen very bad things happening when special characters are involved in a column name. Using < and % in a column name is a really bad idea.

But that's not the cause of your issue. You never mention the data type of the column [LVR<70%] but since you test against "YES" and "NO" I assume it's a Yes/No field.

While SharePoint displays the values as yes and no, internally they are stored as Boolean TRUE/FALSE values. So, in order to evaluate them, you only need the field name. It returns either TRUE or FALSE.

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So, you need to rework you formula to use the column name as a boolean, like this

=IF(OR(AND(not([LVR<70%]),[Proposed % discount]<=0.1),AND([LVR<70%],[Proposed % discount]<=0.2)),1,-100)

Finally a screenshot with the more complex formula at work, just using different thresholds:

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edit 2: formula at work with OP's settings

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  • If that resolved your issue, please mark the answer as described in the tour. If it didn't, please leave a comment, so I can follow up.
    – teylyn
    Feb 12, 2021 at 2:37
  • Thank you for your assistance, however the result is still showing as -100 when the result should be 1. You are correct that the Yes/No are a Yes/No field. I have entered data of: LVR<70% = yes Proposed discount =0.12 with the answer returning -100, when it should be 1
    – Kelley
    Feb 12, 2021 at 2:51
  • Can you post the formula that you are now using? You can see in my screenshot that the approach works, so maybe there's something amiss with your formula.
    – teylyn
    Feb 12, 2021 at 3:11
  • I have taken your advice and removed special characters. Formula is: =IF(OR(AND(NOT([LVR 70]),[Proposed discount]<=0.1),AND([LVR 70],[Proposed discount]<=0.2)),1,-100)
    – Kelley
    Feb 12, 2021 at 3:12
  • Check your values in Proposed Discount. I'm using your exact formula and it works fine.
    – teylyn
    Feb 12, 2021 at 3:18

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