What is OR function in Excel? OR function is one of the Logical functions in Microsoft Excel that determines if any conditions in a test are TRUE. Illustration of OR function Example Here are some general examples of using OR by itself, and in conjunction with IF. Formula Description =OR(A2>1,A2<100) Displays TRUE if A2 is greater than 1 OR less than 100, otherwise it displays FALSE. =IF(OR(A2>1,A2<100),A3,”The value…

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## Highlight row and column intersection exact match in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight row and column intersection exact match in Excel using the example below; Formula =OR($A1=row_val,A$1=col_val) Explanation To highlight intersecting row(s) and column(s) with conditional formatting based on exact matching, you can use a simple formula based on mixed references and the OR function. In the example shown, the formula used to apply conditional formatting is:…

## Highlight values not between X and Y in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight values not between X and Y in Excel using the example below; Formula =OR(A1<lower,A1>upper) Explanation If you want to use conditional formatting to highlight cells that are NOT between two values (a lower and upper limit), you can use a simple formula that returns TRUE when a value meets that condition. For example, if…

## Highlight dates that are weekends in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight dates that are weekends in Excel using the example below; Formula =OR(WEEKDAY(A1)=7,WEEKDAY(A1)=1) Explanation If you want to use conditional formatting to highlight dates occur on weekends (i.e. Saturday or Sunday), you can use a simple formula based on the WEEKDAY function. For example, if you have dates in the range C4:C10, and want to…

## Highlight approximate match lookup conditional formatting in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight approximate match lookup conditional formatting in Excel using the example below; Formula =OR($B5=LOOKUP(width,widths),B$5=LOOKUP(height,heights)) Explanation To highlight rows and columns associated with an approximate match, you can use conditional formatting with a formula based on the LOOKUP function together with with a logical function like OR or AND. In the example shown, the formula used to…

## If NOT this or that in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate If NOT this or that in Excel using the example below; Formula =IF(NOT(OR(A1=”red”,A1=”green”)),”x”,””) Explanation If you want to do something specific when a cell is NOT this or that (i.e. is NOT equal to X or Y, etc.) you can use the IF function in combination with the NOT and OR functions to run a test, then…

## If cell is x or y and z in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate If cell is x or y and z in Excel using the example below; Formula =IF(AND(OR(A1=x,A1=y),B1=z),”yes”,”no”) Explanation You can combine logical statements with the OR and AND functions inside the IF function. If color is red or green and quantity is greater than 10 In the example shown, we simply want to “mark” or…

## If cell is this OR that in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate If cell is this OR that in Excel using the example below; Formula =IF(OR(A1=”this”,A1=”that”),”x”,””) Explanation If you want to do something specific when a cell equals this or that (i.e. is equal to X or Y, etc.) you can use the IF function in combination with the OR function to run a test, then take…

## How to use Excel OR Function

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the OR function with syntax and examples. Excel OR Function Description The Excel OR function tests a number of supplied conditions and returns TRUE if any of the conditions are TRUE. Otherwise, it returns FALSE. That is; TRUE if ANY of the conditions evaluate to TRUE or FALSE otherwise (i.e. if ALL of the conditions evaluate to FALSE). Excel Or…

## OR function Examples in Excel

The OR function in Excel returns TRUE if any of the conditions are TRUE and returns FALSE if all conditions are false. Combine the OR function with other functions and become an Excel expert. 1. For example, take a look at the OR function in cell D2 below. Explanation: the OR function returns TRUE if the first score is greater than 70 or the…

## Excel If, Nested If, And/Or Criteria Examples

IF function is one of the most used functions in Excel. This page contains many easy to follow IF examples. Simple If Examples The IF function checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if true and another value if false. 1a. For example, take a look at the IF function in cell B2 below. Explanation: if the price is…

## IF, AND, OR and NOT Functions Examples in Excel

Learn how to use Excel’s logical functions such as the IF, AND, OR and NOT function. If The IF function checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if true and another value if false. 1. For example, take a look at the IF function in cell C2 below. Above Case Study Explanation: if the score is greater than or…