In excel, we can use the IFS function to evaluate multiple conditions without having to use nested if conditions. This function can run multiple tests and return a value which corresponds to the first TRUE result. This article looks at how we can use the **excel IFS function** to run these tests.

*Figure 1: Using Excel IFS function to test multiple conditions*

**General syntax of the formula**

**=IFS (test1, value1, [test2, value2], [test3, value3],….)**

Where;

**test1-**is the first logical test**value1-**refers to the result when test1 is TRUE**test2-**refers to second logical test**value2-**refers to the result when test2 is true

**Understanding the formula**

We use the Excel IFS function when we want to test multiple conditions without nesting. This function return the value which corresponds to the first TRUE result.

- For you to efficiently use the formula, you will have to enter the arguments in a test/value pair.
- Note that each of the test represent a logical test which returns TRUE or FALSE.
- Also, note that each of the values is associated with the previous test.
- IFS function will only return a value if its test returns TRUE.
- The IFS function can only support a maximum of 127 tests.

Notice that if none of the logical tests supplied fails to return TRUE, then the function will return #N/A error.

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