Getting Started with IF functions in Excel

Posted on:  04/23/2019
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 Menard is a Senior Training Specialist at SurePoint Technologies. Chris is certified in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Menard has a YouTube channel with other 600 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 7 million viewers have very appreciated. Because of Chris's certification and expertise with Microsoft, Chris is a proud member of Microsoft's Creator Team. Being a member of Microsoft's Creator Teams means many of his videos are available on Microsoft 365 YouTube channel and Microsoft support websites.

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