NOT function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the NOT function in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Reverses the value of its argument. Use NOT when you want to make sure a value is not equal to one particular value.

Syntax

NOT(logical)

The NOT function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Logical    Required. A value or expression that can be evaluated to TRUE or FALSE.

Remark

If logical is FALSE, NOT returns TRUE; if logical is TRUE, NOT returns FALSE.

Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Formula

Description

Result

=NOT(FALSE)

Reverses FALSE

TRUE

=NOT(1+1=2)

Reverses an equation that evaluates to TRUE

FALSE

Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac



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