# IF Statements

## In some situations you might want to use different calculations for a formula depending on the result of another calculation. This is where you can use "IF statements".

Example use cases of IF statements:

• Check if multiple budgets have all been reached

While it can appear pretty difficult to make IF statements, it's something that anyone can do with a little training. In Plecto, IF statements work the same way as Excel.

`(IF([condition],[if_true],[if_false]))`

For instance, if you want to show whether any sales has been made, you could use the following formula:

`(IF(Count(Sales)>0,1,0))`

In this case, if any sales have been made the formula will return 1 and otherwise 0.

### Nested IF statements

You can include additional IF statements inside an IF statements if_false/if_true fields. Example:

`(IF(Count(Sales)>0,IF(Sum(Sales)>0,1,0),0))`

In this case we check whether the number of sales is larger than 0 and also if the sum of sales is larger than 0. If both things are true the formula will return 1 otherwise it will return 0.