I want to do a conditional check in a cell and write text to a separate cell on the results.

So, in F1, I would have this formula:

IF((A2)=(A1),(G1)="duplicate", (G1)="")

but I can't seem to get it to work.

1 Answer 1


Your formula does not work because you can’t have a cell directly modify another cell in Numbers. For it to work, you should revise your formula as follows and put it in G1 itself:


I have removed some of the parentheses as well because they are unnecessary in this case.

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