NOT Function

Used within another function to provide the opposite of a logical expression
Sample Usage
IF(NOT(Status1 = "Complete"), "Task Not Complete", "Task Complete")
Syntax
NOT(
  • logical_expression
)
  • logical_expression
    An expression that evaluates to either true or false (boolean)
Examples

This example references the following sheet information:

  Clothing Item Transaction Total In Stock? Sold Date
1 T-Shirt 1,170.00 true 02/12/19
2 Pants 1,491.00 false 02/15/19
3 Jacket 812.00 true 02/20/19

Given the table above, here are some examples of using NOT in a sheet:

Formula Description Result
=IF(NOT([In Stock?]1 = true), "Out Of Stock", "In Stock") Returns the string Out Of Stock if the value in row 1 of the In Stock column  does not equal true. Otherwise, the function returns the string In Stock. In Stock
=COUNTIF([Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], NOT(@cell = "Jacket")) Counts values that aren't equal to the string Jacket in the Clothing Item column. Rows 1 and 2 apply. 2
=IF(NOT(YEAR(TODAY())= YEAR([Sold Date]3)), "Sale did not occur this year", "Sale occurred this year") Returns the string Sale did not occur this year if the year in row 3 of the Sold Date column isn't equal to the current year. (In this example, the current year is 2019.) Otherwise, the function returns the string Sale occurred this year. Sale occurred this year

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