On Saturday, 2007-06-09 12:12:28 +0300, Leonard Mada wrote:
One thing in common that every study on human errors has brought to
light is that errors increase as formulas get more complex. The
workaround for the FIND/SEARCH()-problem makes the formula definitely
more complex, what do you think?
1.) = OR( FIND("a"; ...) ; FIND("b"; ...) )
2.) = OR( IF( ISERR( FIND("a"; A1) ); 0 ; FIND("a"; A1) ) ; IF(
ISERR( FIND("b"; A1)) ; 0 ; FIND("b"; A1) ) )
Please feel free to correct the above formula IF you find the error. I
was NOT able to make OOo Calc compute it. After more that 15 minutes I
Actually I didn't experience any problem with #2, it works exactly like
you wrote it, giving TRUE if A1 contains "a" or "b", else FALSE.
However, of course compared to #1 it is overly complex. That is where
IFNA comes in, what we currently discuss on the subcommittee's list.