ISFORMULA function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the ISFORMULA function (function: A prewritten formula that takes a value or values, performs an operation, and returns a value or values. Use functions to simplify and shorten formulas on a worksheet, especially those that perform lengthy or complex calculations.) in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Checks whether there is a reference to a cell that contains a formula, and returns TRUE or FALSE.

Syntax

ISFORMULA(reference)

The ISFORMULA function syntax has the following arguments.

  • Reference    Required. Reference is a reference to the cell you want to test. Reference can be a cell reference, a formula, or a name that refers to a cell.

Remarks

  • If reference is not a valid data type, such as a defined name that is not a reference, ISFORMULA returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

The workbook below shows examples of this function. Inspect them, change existing formulas, or enter your own formulas to learn how the function works.

To work more in-depth with the example data in Excel, download the embedded workbook to your computer, and then open it in Excel.

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Applies to:
Excel 2013, Excel Online