Trying to use this formula in Google Sheets but getting a #error! parse error. Any help as to what may be wrong in the above formula


The above formula is to come up with limits based on the above parameters being:

B: Existing Customer
C: Has purchased a service making him not eligible for the current one
F: Daily ctivity (Number of hours active)
G: Outstanding dues
I,K,M,O,Q,S: 6 week earnings

I tried a couple of things but the parse message still comes up every time I try and execute this.

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    Please show your data (link to sheet?)
    – user55949
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 9:26
  • A description what the various columns mean isn't actually as relevant as the data type which I assume is B:YES/NO, C:YES/NO, F-S: Numerical. Would be great if you could add that information. Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 14:14

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I think this is what you want having worked my way through this jungle:


Problem 1: You're writing 35%* and 25%* that doesn't work

Problem 2: You forgot to open a bracket for the arguments after the last IF statement

Style tip: You don't need to put arguments to formulae in brackets like AND((IF(a,b,c),(IF(a,b,c))); AND(IF(a,b,c),IF(a,b,c)) works just fine. Your formula is very difficult to decipher because of that.

Formula debugging tip: Google Sheets actually underlines errors in curly red and gives some debugging information. If you put your formula in it first complains about the 35%*, then once you fix that if will complain about the last IF() statement having 5 arguments.

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