[Solved] IF() function generates Err:509 message

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[Solved] IF() function generates Err:509 message

Postby John175 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:37 am

Hi.
I open a new spreadsheet and in Cell A3 i enter the number 25. In cell C3 I enter =if(A3>0,A3,0). I get err 509.
I have looked at the help and It seems to me the syntax is correct, but I just do not understand. What am I missing?
Thanks.
John
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Re: If calc err 509

Postby MrProgrammer » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:07 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

John175 wrote: In cell C3 I enter =if(A3>0,A3,0). I get err 509.
OpenOffice Help wrote:
IF: Returns one of two values, depending on a test condition.
Syntax: IF(Test; ThenValue; OtherwiseValue)
Use a semicolon in OpenOffice Calc formulas. You could also use =MAX(A3;0) in C3.

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