﻿ OR function

OR function

Returns TRUE if any argument is TRUE; returns FALSE if all arguments are FALSE.

Syntax

OR(logical1,logical2,...)

Logical1,logical2,...     are 1 to 255 conditions you want to test that can be either TRUE or FALSE.

Remarks

• The arguments must evaluate to logical values such as TRUE or FALSE, or in arrays or references that contain logical values.

• If an array or reference argument contains text or empty cells, those values are ignored.

• If the specified range contains no logical values, OR returns the #VALUE! error value.

• You can use an OR array formula to see if a value occurs in an array. To enter an array formula, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

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) =OR(TRUE) One argument is TRUE (TRUE) =OR(1+1=1,2+2=5) All arguments evaluate to FALSE (FALSE) =OR(TRUE,FALSE,TRUE) At least one argument is TRUE (TRUE)

Applies To: Excel 2007

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