# GESTEP

Returns 1 if number ≥ step; returns 0 (zero) otherwise. Use this function to filter a set of values. For example, by summing several GESTEP functions you calculate the count of values that exceed a threshold.

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

2. In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
3. If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

Syntax

GESTEP(number,step)

Number     is the value to test against step.

Step     is the threshold value. If you omit a value for step, GESTEP uses zero.

Remark

If any argument is nonnumeric, GESTEP returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
1. Press CTRL+C.
2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
A B
Formula Description (Result)
=GESTEP(5, 4) Checks whether 5 is greater than or equal to 4 (1)
=GESTEP(5, 5) Checks whether 5 is greater than or equal to 5 (1)
=GESTEP(-4, -5) Checks whether -4 is greater than or equal to -5 (1)
=GESTEP(-1, 0) Checks whether -1 is greater than or equal to 0 (0)

Applies to:
Excel 2003