Cap percentage values between 0 and 100

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This article will talk about how to cap the percentage values between 0% and 100% in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet or Google Sheets.

If you are a newbie on Excel or google Sheets, you may be able to do this by manually. For tasks with small amounts of data, this method is possible, but for tasks with large amounts of data, this is not a wise method because it will take a lot of your time.

How to quickly cap a set of percentage values from 0% to 100%? You can now read the following section and we will talk about how to do this with formulas from Microsoft Excel or google sheets.

Limiting percentages by MAX and MIN functions

You can use the MIN function in Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet in combination with the MAX function to cap a given percentage value between 0% and 100%. Or you can do it with the IF nested functions.

Suppose we have a percentage value of 50%, which is greater than 0 and less than 100%, so it should return that percentage value; if the given percentage value is 120%, it is greater than 100%, so it should return 100%; if the given percentage value is -50%, it is less than 0%, so it should return 0%.

The general formula to achieve this task is as follows.

=MAX(0,MIN(B3,1))

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By applying this formula, you can always cap the percentage value between 0% and 100%.

Formula explanation

Let’s see how this formula works.

=MIN(B3,1)

MIN function can be used to cap a given percentage value greater than 100%, returning 100%.

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=MAX(0,B3)

MAX function can be used to limit the given percentage value less than 0, return 0%.

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Limiting the percentage value by IF nested functions

You can also limit a given percentage value between 0% and 100% by using the IF nested function. The IF nested function is slightly more complex than the MAX/MIN nested function. There are three kinds of logic.

a) limit the value of the percentage does not exceed 100%

by the following IF formula can be used to limit the percentage value greater than 100%, so that the return value of 100%.

=IF(B3>1,1,B3)

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b) Limit the percentage value not to be less than 0%

The following IF formula can be used to limit the percentage value less than 0, so that its return value is 0%

=IF(B3<0,0,B3)

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c) Limit the percentage value that is greater than 0 and less than 100% and returns the original percentage value.

The above three selection logics can be satisfied simultaneously by the following nested IF formulas.

=IF(B3>1,1,IF(B3<0,0,B3))

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From the screenshot above, you can see that the IF nested formula returns the same value as the MAX/MIN formula.

Related Functions

  • Google Sheets IF function
    The Google Sheets IF function perform a logical test to return one value if the condition is TRUE and return another value if the condition is FALSE. The IF function is a build-in function in Google Sheets and it is categorized as a Logical Function.The syntax of the IF function is as below:= IF (condition, [true_value],
  • Google Sheets MIN function
    The Google Sheets MIN function returns the smallest numeric value from the numbers that you provided. Or returns the smallest value in the array.The MIN function is a build-in function in Google Sheets and it is categorized as a Statistical Function.The syntax of the MIN function is as below:= MIN(num1,[num2,…numn])….
  • Google Sheets MAX function
    The Google Sheets MAX function returns the largest numeric value from the numbers that you provided. Or returns the largest value in the array.= MAX(num1,[num2,…numn])…

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