# OR Function

Used within another function to return true if at least one provided logical expression is true.
Sample Usage
IF(OR([Due Date]1 > [Due Date]2, [Due Date]1 > [Due Date]3), "Due Date 1 isn't the smallest", "Due Date 1 is the smallest")
Syntax
OR(
• logical_expression1
• [
• logical_expression2
• ...
]
)
• logical_expression1
An expression that evaluates to either true or false (boolean)
• logical_expression2
• ...
—[optional]
Additional expressions that evaluate to true or false
Usage Notes
• OR can be used directly in a boolean column (checkbox, flag, star) or can be used within another function—such as IF, SUMIF, COUNTIF, SUMIFS, and COUNTIFS
• OR can be used directly in a boolean column (checkbox, flag, star) or can be used within an IF function
• OR can also be used in conjunction with @cell, in the criterion of other functions such as SUMIF, COUNTIF, SUMIFS, and COUNTIFS
Examples

This example references the following sheet information:

Row #

Item Number

In Stock?

Status

Units Sold

1

C001

true

Green

78

2

C002

false

Red

42

3

C003

true

Yellow

217

4

C004

true

Yellow

Given the table above, here are some examples of using an OR() function in a sheet:

Formula

Description

Result

=IF(OR([In Stock?]1 = 0, Status1 = "RED"), "Check Order Status and Stock", "On Track")

If the first row of the In Stock column is equal to 0 (un-checked/false); or, the first row of the Status column is Red, return the value Check Order Status and Stock, if not return the value On Track

On Track

=IF(OR([Units Sold]2 > 50, [In Stock?]2 = 0), "Out Of Stock", "In Stock")

If the second row of the Units Sold column is greater than 50; or, the In Stock column equals 0, return the value Out Of Stock, if not In Stock

Out Of Stock

=COUNTIF(Status1:Status4, OR(@cell = "Green", @cell = "Yellow"))

Count the number of values in the Status column if Green or Yellow are returned at the cell level; rows 1, 3, and 4 apply.

3

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