One of the most popular functions in Excel is the IF function. The IF function evaluates a condition and returns one value if the condition is true and another value if the condition is false. For example, you could have Excel look at the values in a column of order totals and return Yes if a quota is met and No if a quota isnâ€™t met.

The syntax for the IF function looks like this: =IF(logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false]).

### Insert an IF Function

- Click where you want to add the function.
- Click the
**Formula**tab. - Click the
**Logical**button. - Select
**IF**.The Function Arguments dialog box opens.

- Enter the IF function arguments:
**Logical Test:**Any value or expression that can be evaluated to TRUE or FALSE.**Value If True:**The value that is returned if Logical_test is TRUE. If omitted, TRUE is returned.**Value If False:**The value that is returned if Logical_test is FALSE. If omitted, FALSE is returned.- Click
**OK**when you're finished.

The IF function calculates and returns a value based on the evaluation of the logical test.

**Note:**You can nest up to seven IF functions in a given formula.