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A to Z of Excel Functions: The FALSE Function

13 May 2019

Welcome back to our regular A to Z of Excel Functions blog. Today we look at the FALSE function.

The FALSE function

Here’s your Starter for 10.  Please write a 10,000-word essay on the subject of the FALSE function.  I think that’s easy.  Actually, it’s FALSEQuod Erat Demonstrandum.

The FALSE function returns the logical value FALSE and employs the following syntax to operate:


That’s right, there can be no argument it takes no argument (oh I am having fun with this function…).

It should be further noted that:

  • you may also type the word FALSE directly onto the worksheet or into the formula, and Microsoft Excel interprets it as the logical value FALSE
  • the FALSE function is provided primarily for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs
  • I am dragging this article out quite a bit.

Please see my example below:

We’ll continue our A to Z of Excel Functions soon. Keep checking back – there’s a new blog post every business day.

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