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# If Column A contains "This Text", then return "That Text" in Column B

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Hi everyone,

I’ve got a table that I’m having trouble with. In the “Act” column, I have a single-select with Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 as options. When one of those Acts is selected, I want the next column (“Act Dynamics”) to return a string of text. I’ve gone through similar questions from other users and have tried a few different possibilities, but each time, Airtable says my formula is invalid. Can anyone see what the issue is?

Here are the 3 best guesses I have:

Possibility 1:

``````IF(
FIND(
'Act 1',
{Act}
),

IF(
FIND(
'Act 2',
{Act},
),

IF(
FIND(
'Act 3',
{Act},
),

IF(
FIND(
'Act 4',
{Act},
),

'Denial to anger;Rejecting opportunity;Ordinary world',
)
'Bargaining and losing;Wanderer'
),
'Bargaining and winning;Warrior'
)
'Martyr;'
)
``````

Possibility 2:

``````IF(MID({Act},12,3)=“Act 1”,“Denial to anger;Rejecting opportunity;Ordinary world”,
IF(MID({Act},12,3)=“Act 2”,“Bargaining and losing;Wanderer”,
IF(MID({Act},12,3)=“Act 3”,“Bargaining and winning;Warrior”,"",
IF(MID({Act},12,3)=“Act 4”,“Martyr”))))
``````

Possibility 3:

``````SWITCH(
MID({Act}, 0, Original),
"Act 1", "Denial to anger;Rejecting opportunity;Ordinary world",
"Act 2", "Bargaining and losing;Wanderer",
"Act 3", "Bargaining and winning;Warrior",
"Act 4", "Martyr"
)``````
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13 - Mars

Welcome to Airtable Community! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes:

You do not need the Find or Mid functions unless the Single Select Field contains something other than Act 1, Act 2, etc.

You got it with the last option, the Switch formula should be

``````SWITCH({Act},
"Act 1", "Denial to anger;Rejecting opportunity;Ordinary world",
"Act 2", "Bargaining and losing;Wanderer",
"Act 3", "Bargaining and winning;Warrior",
"Act 4", "Martyr")
``````

BR,
Mo

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13 - Mars

Welcome to Airtable Community! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes:

You do not need the Find or Mid functions unless the Single Select Field contains something other than Act 1, Act 2, etc.

You got it with the last option, the Switch formula should be

``````SWITCH({Act},
"Act 1", "Denial to anger;Rejecting opportunity;Ordinary world",
"Act 2", "Bargaining and losing;Wanderer",
"Act 3", "Bargaining and winning;Warrior",
"Act 4", "Martyr")
``````

BR,
Mo

4 - Data Explorer

It works! Thank you so much, Mo!