Getting Started with IF functions in Excel

Getting Started with IF functions in Excel

The IF function is one of the most popular and powerful functions in Excel. The IF function has three arguments. Two of the arguments are optional.

The IF function is =IF(logical test, value if true, value if false)

Examples of the IF function

  • I want to give a bonus to sale reps if they brought in over 350,000. 
  • I only want to see the word Pass if the student's grade was over 70.
  • You get 3 weeks vacation if you have over 4 years of service.

What makes the IF function so powerful is it does a comparison for you. I don't have to look at the data and decide myself. So an IF statement can have two results. The first result is if your comparison is True, the second if your comparison is False.


YouTube video of getting started with the IF function


Administrative Professional Day Conference at the University of Georgia - April 26, 2019

Chris Menard will be presenting at the Administrative Professional Day Conference in Athens, GA on 4/26/2019. Menard's presentation is Excel’s Advanced Functions and Outlook Tips for Better Email Management.

Menard will cover in Excel

  1. IF
  2. IF AND
  3. Nested IF
  4. SUMIF

Menard will cover in Outlook

  1. Ignore
  2. Clean up
  3. Categories
  4. Search features

List of all Speakers for Administrative Professional Day

List of all speakers for the Administrative Professional Day Conference 

Chris Menard

Chris is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Menard's YouTube channel has over 400 technology videos.

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