Excel NOT Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel NOT function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.


The Excel NOT function returns the opposite of a given logical or Boolean value. For example, if you supplied with the value TRUE, the NOT function will return FALSE; If you supplied with the value FALSE, and the NOT function will TRUE. So you can use the NOT function to reverse the behavior of an expression or another function.

The NOT function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Logical Function.

The NOT function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the NOT function is as below:


Where the NOT function argument is:

  • Logical -This is a required argument.  A logical value or expression that can be evaluated as TRUE or FALSE. And the supplied logical argument must be a logical or numeric value.

Excel NOT Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel NOT Function to get the opposite to a supplied logical value or expression.

1# =NOT(B1>20)

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If the Cell B1 value is greater than 20, then this formula will return FALSE. And if the Cell B1 value is smaller than 20, this formula will return TRUE

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