How to Use Excel NOT Function (Examples + Video)

Excel NOT Function (Example + Video)

Excel NOT Function

When to use Excel NOT Function

It can be used when you want to reverse the value of a logical argument (TRUE/FALSE).

What it Returns

It returns a logical argument which is the reverse of the logical argument used within the NOT function. For example, =NOT(TRUE) returns FALSE and =NOT(FALSE) returns TRUE.

Syntax

=NOT(logical)

Input Arguments

  • logical – A value or expression that can be evaluated to TRUE or FALSE.

Additional Notes:

  • You can check expression with NOT function that evaluates to TRUE or FALSE.
    • For example, =NOT(1+1=2) would return FALSE.

Examples – Using Excel NOT Function

Here are three example of using the Excel NOT Function:

#1 Converting TRUE to FALSE / FALSE to TRUE

Excel NOT Function - True to False

It converts TRUE to FALSE and FALSE to TRUE. The argument within the function can also be a result of some other function(s) that results in TRUE/FALSE.

#2 Using with Formula Result

Excel NOT Function - Changing Formula Result

If used with a formula result (that returns TRUE/FALSE), it converts TRUE to FALSE and FALSE to TRUE. In the above example, the value is A2 is compared with a number (that returns TRUE if the condition is met, else FALSE), and NOT function is used on the result of the comparison.

#3 Using with Numbers

Excel NOT Function - With numbers

In Excel, 0 denotes FALSE and any other number denotes TRUE. Excel NOT function converts 0 (which is FALSE) to TRUE and any other number to FALSE.

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