OR

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Returns TRUE if any argument is TRUE; returns FALSE if all arguments are FALSE.

Syntax

OR ( logical1 ,logical2,...)

Logical1, logical2, ... are 1 to 30 conditions you want to test that can be either TRUE or FALSE.

Remarks

  • The arguments must evaluate to logical values such as TRUE or FALSE, or be arrays or references that contain logical values.

  • If a column reference argument contains text or is empty, those values are ignored.

  • If the specified range contains no logical values, OR returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

Formula

Description (Result)

=OR(TRUE)

One argument is TRUE (TRUE)

=OR(1+1=1,2+2=5)

All arguments evaluate to FALSE (FALSE)

=OR(TRUE,FALSE,TRUE)

At least one argument is TRUE (TRUE)

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