﻿ GESTEP function

# 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

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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 A B 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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