I'm trying to display some text in a calculated column depending on whether or not the input of the other columns is blank.

The columns are single-line text: [Creator] and [Organisation].

The idea is to check if these columns have text in them and then display results accordingly:

  1. If [Organisation] is blank, just display the content of [Creator] (John Smith)
  2. If [Creator] is blank, just display the content of [Organisation] (StackExchange)
  3. If [Organisation] and [Creator] are blank, display the text "Unknown" (Unknown)
  4. If [Organisation] and [Creator] both have text, display [Creator] - [Organisation] (John Smith - StackExchange)

I've managed to work out a bit of code but can't seem to get it to work together properly.

For example:

  1. =IF(Organisation="",Creator,Creator&" - "&Organisation)
  2. =IF(Creator="",Organisation,Creator&" - "&Organisation)
  3. =IF(AND(Organisation="", Creator="", "Unknown", Creator&" - "&Organisation))
  4. =Creator&" - "&Organisation

When I try to put it together like this:

=IF(Organisation="",Creator,Creator&" - "&Organisation, IF(Creator="",Organisation, Creator&" - "&Organisation, IF(AND(Organisation="", Creator="", "Unknown", Creator&" - "&Organisation)))) 

I get a technical error.

Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: I realized I was missing a , before the IF(AND but it still didn't work.

1 Answer 1


Use below formula:

=IF(ISBLANK([Organisation]), IF(ISBLANK([Creator]), "Unknown", [Creator]), IF(ISBLANK([Creator]), [Organisation], [Creator]&" - "&[Organisation]))

Official documentation:

  1. Calculated Field Formulas
  • 1
    Thank you so much - it worked!
    – Bramble
    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:45
  • Great, glad it worked for you. Please accept as an Answer as it helped you & it will help others with similar question in future to find the correct answer easily. Jun 21, 2022 at 6:49
  • 1
    Done :) Thanks again!
    – Bramble
    Jun 21, 2022 at 6:57
  • You're welcome. Keep using this platform to ask your questions related to SharePoint. Jun 21, 2022 at 6:58
  • 1
    I will. I have a different question related to IFs but I'll make a new topic for it since it's to do with Microsoft Forms and Sharepoint calendars.
    – Bramble
    Jun 21, 2022 at 7:01

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