The FALSE function in Excel is a logical functions used in mathematical calculations. It provides a logical value while working on a worksheet. We can combine this function with the true function. Combining with other functions such as – IF function, it can be very useful. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use the FALSE function in Excel.
Figure 1. Example of How to use the Excel FALSE Function
The general formula is very straightforward comparing to other functions of Excel. The syntax is:
From the syntax, we can see that the FALSE function does not take any arguments. The Excel FALSE function is equivalent to the value FALSE directly. This formula returns the logical value FALSE based on a calculation. It does not return any other value than FALSE.
Setting Up Data
The following example uses an employee database. Column A, B and C has the employee names, salary and work hours.
Figure 2. The Sample Data Set
To find out if they qualify for bonuses in column D, we need to:
- Go to cell D2.
- Assign the Formula
= IF(C2 > 60, Yes, FALSE())
- Press Enter.
Figure 3. Applying the Formula to the Data Set
- Drag the formula from cells D2 to D6 to apply it to the entire column.
This will make column D show if the employees qualify for the bonuses. The Yes values in column D represent the employees that are eligible for a bonus.
The Excel FALSE function is labeled as a “compatibility function”. It is used to be compatible with other spreadsheet applications.
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