• Wendy Ni

How to Use If, Then Formula in Google Sheets

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In this blog, we go over the if, then formula. IF function in Google Sheets can be used when you want to check a condition and then based on it, returns a specified value if it’s TRUE, or else return the other specified value.

Steps to Use If, Then Formula in Google Sheets

  • In Google Sheets, start with a sheet that already has (at least) two columns (in this example, one with names and the other with grades)

  • In the third column over (it should be empty for the result pass or fail), we can type in the following formula =IF(B2>65, "Pass", "Fail")

  • Side tip - the quotation marks are important, without them the Pass or Fail will not show (or whatever that you want to be printed)

  • What this formula means if the numbers in the grades column is greater than 65, it will result in True aka Pass, if the grade is less than - then it will result in a False aka Fail

  • Double click on the bottom right of the cell to apply the formula to the rest of the column

For a more visual tutorial, here is a video.

Check out this blog, changing negative numbers to positive nunmbers in Google Sheets.

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