GESTEP function

Returns 1 if number ≥ step; returns 0 (zero) otherwise. Use this function to filter a set of values. For example, by summing several GESTEP functions you calculate the count of values that exceed a threshold.

Syntax

GESTEP(number,step)

Number     is the value to test against step.

Step     is the threshold value. If you omit a value for step, GESTEP uses zero.

Remark

If any argument is nonnumeric, GESTEP returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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Formula

Description (Result)

=GESTEP(5, 4)

Checks whether 5 is greater than or equal to 4 (1)

=GESTEP(5, 5)

Checks whether 5 is greater than or equal to 5 (1)

=GESTEP(-4, -5)

Checks whether -4 is greater than or equal to -5 (1)

=GESTEP(-1, 0)

Checks whether -1 is greater than or equal to 0 (0)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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