# OR

## “OR”

Used for – “OR” function in MS Excel is used to check that is any one of the logical test/condition is true out of given set of logical test / conditions. This results in TRUE or FALSE which can be used as a condition for further decision.
Syntax – OR(logical1, [logical2], …)

logical1 – It is any formula/logical test/condition or a reference cell containing result of any logical test in true or false. It is a compulsory field and if you did not fill any value excel will not proceed further.
[logical2] – This is an optional field it also contains the logical test likewise logical1.

Example – Following example will clear the OR function: -

In below table column A, B, & C contains some sales data for particular item in specified cities. Now column G & H contains the OR function with different criteria.
 A B C D E F G 1 City ITEM Sale Qty. 2 New Delhi Orange 1000 1500 =OR(C2>3000,D2<1250) =OR(C2<3000,D2>1250) 3 New Delhi Banana 2000 1250 =OR(C3>3000,D3<1250) =OR(C3<2000,D3>1250) 4 Muktsar Papaya 3000 1000 =OR(C4>3000,D4<1250) =OR(C4<2000,D4>1250) 5 Muktsar Orange 4000 750 =OR(C5>3000,D5<1250) =OR(C5<2000,D5>1250) 6 Chandigarh Banana 5000 500 =OR(C6>3000,D6<1250) =OR(C6<2000,D6>1250) 7 Chandigarh Papaya 6000 250 =OR(C7>3000,D7<1250) =OR(C7<2000,D7>1250)

And result you get as under: -
 A B C D E F G 1 City ITEM Sale Qty. 2 New Delhi Orange 1000 1500 FALSE TRUE 3 New Delhi Banana 2000 1250 FALSE FALSE 4 Muktsar Papaya 3000 1000 TRUE FALSE 5 Muktsar Orange 4000 750 TRUE FALSE 6 Chandigarh Banana 5000 500 TRUE FALSE 7 Chandigarh Papaya 6000 250 TRUE FALSE

Now you can use this result as input for any formula and get result when anyone of the condition is satisfy your specified criteria.
NOTE: - Please do care of following points when you use OR: -

• All the logical provided in the function OR must end with TRUE or FALSE.
• Any logical which end up with empty or blank or any thing other than TRUE or FALSE will get ignored.
• If there is no logical ends up with TRUE / FALSE then function will return the #VALUE! error.
• You can enter up to 255 logical at max.
• "OR" can be used in array form. For doing this type the formula and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

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