OR

Returns TRUE if any argument is TRUE; returns FALSE if all arguments are FALSE.

Syntax

OR(logical1,logical2,...)

Logical1,logical2,...     are 1 to 30 conditions you want to test that can be either TRUE or FALSE.

Remarks

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=OR(TRUE) One argument is TRUE (TRUE)
=OR(1+1=1,2+2=5) All arguments evaluate to FALSE (FALSE)
=OR(TRUE,FALSE,TRUE) At least one argument is TRUE (TRUE)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003