Google Sheets

SWITCH: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use SWITCH in Google Sheets?

SWITCH is a function in Google Sheets that allows you to compare two values and return the result of the comparison. The SWITCH function can be used to compare numbers, text, or dates. You can also use the SWITCH function to compare arrays or ranges of cells. The SWITCH function can be used in a variety of ways, including the following:

-To compare two numbers and return the result of the comparison, use the following syntax: SWITCH(value1, value2, result)

-To compare two text values and return the result of the comparison, use the following syntax: SWITCH(value1, value2, result)

-To compare two date values and return the result of the comparison, use the following syntax: SWITCH(value1, value2, result)

-To compare two arrays or ranges of cells and return the result of the comparison, use the following syntax: SWITCH(value1, value2, result)

What is the syntax of SWITCH in Google Sheets?

The syntax of SWITCH in Google Sheets is as follows:

=SWITCH(expression, value_if_true, [value_if_false])

Where:

expression is the condition that is to be evaluated

value_if_true is the value to be returned if expression is true

value_if_false is the value to be returned if expression is false

What is an example of how to use SWITCH in Google Sheets?

The SWITCH function in Google Sheets can be used to test whether a certain condition is met and then return a corresponding value depending on the result. In the following example, the SWITCH function is used to determine whether a value is greater than or less than a certain number. If the value is greater, the function returns the value "Good"; if the value is less, the function returns the value "Bad".

When should you not use SWITCH in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use SWITCH in Google Sheets. One reason is if you are looking to compare a number to a list of text values. In this instance, you can use the IF function instead. Another time you should not use SWITCH is if you have more than two conditions to compare. In this instance, you can use the IFERROR function to compare all conditions at once.

What are some similar formulae to SWITCH in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to SWITCH in Google Sheets. The IF function is one, which allows you to specify a condition and then return one value if the condition is met and another value if it is not. The COUNTIF function is another, which counts the number of times a specific value appears in a range of cells. The SUMIF function is similar, but calculates the sum of a range of cells based on whether a specific condition is met. Finally, the VLOOKUP function can be used to lookup a value in one column of a table and return the corresponding value from a different column.

Move beyond 

Google Sheets

Get started with Causal today.
Build models effortlessly, connect them directly to your data, and share them with interactive dashboards and beautiful visuals.