The **IF** and **OR** functions are 2 logical operators in Google Sheets. The **IF function** gives **TRUE** when all the logic is **TRUE** otherwise **FALSE**. Moreover, the **OR** function gives **TRUE** when either of the values is **TRUE** and **FALSE** when all the values are **FALSE**. So, we can combine these 2 functions to get our desired output by setting up multiple criteria. In this article, I’ll show 2 suitable examples to use the **IF** and **OR** formula in Google Sheets with clear images and steps.

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**2 Suitable Examples to Use IF and OR Formula in Google Sheets**

Let’s get introduces to our dataset first. Here we have some students in **Column B**, their test 1 scores in **Column C,** and their test 2 scores in **Column D**. The pass mark for any of the tests is 51. We want the output as “Pass” if a student gets at least 51 marks in any of the 2 tests otherwise “Fail”. So now we’ll see 2 suitable examples to use the **IF** and **OR** formula in Google Sheets with multiple conditions. Let’s see the examples below.

**Example 1. Combining IF and OR Functions**

We can combine the **IF** and **OR** functions in Google Sheets to logically get some output. Here we have 2 test scores and we’ll get our output as “Pass” if a student gets above 50 on either of the 2 tests. Or he’ll get a “Fail”.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, type the following
**formula in Cell E5**–

`=IF(OR(C5>50,D5>50),"Pass","Fail")`

- Secondly, hit
**Enter**to get the result quickly.

**Formula Breakdown**

**OR(C5>50,D5>50)**

At first, this function returns **TRUE** if any of the values from **Cell C5** and **D5** is greater than 50 otherwise it returns **FALSE**.

**IF(OR(C5>50,D5>50),”Pass”,”Fail”)**

At last, the **IF** function gives the output as “Pass” if the conditions are **TRUE**. Or it’ll give the output as “Fail”.

- Next, you’ll get the outputs in
**Column E**.

- Finally, you’ll see that only 2 students get a “Fail” in
**Row 8**and**10**because they couldn’t match the 2 criteria. They get less than 51 on both tests.

**Example 2. Uniting IF, AND and OR Functions**

**The AND function** is also a logical operator in Google Sheets. It gives **TRUE** when all the values are **TRUE**. When any of the values is **FALSE** then it gives **FALSE**. That’s why we can unite this function with the **IF** and **OR** functions and apply them in Google Sheets as an alternative to **nested IF functions ** for multiple criteria. Like in this case we have the following dataset having 3 tests no in **Columns C, D,** and **E**. Now, we want our output as “Pass” if a student gets at least 51 marks in any of the 2 tests out of the 3 tests. Or the output will be “Fail”. Let’s see how to do it.

**Steps:**

- First of all, write the following formula in
**Cell F5**–

`=IF(OR(AND(C5>50,D5>50),AND(D5>50,E5>50),AND(E5>50,C5>50)),"Pass","Fail")`

- After that, press
**Enter**to get the output.

**Formula Breakdown**

**AND(C5>50,D5>50)**

Before all, the **AND** function returns **TRUE** if the values from **Cell C5** and **D5**, both are greater than 50. If any of the 2 values are not greater than 50 then it will return **FALSE**.

**AND(D5>50,E5>50)**

Consequently, this function gives the same output as the previous one. But it works for **Cell D5** and **E5**.

**AND(E5>50,C5>50)**

Again, this also does the same task for **Cell E5** and **C5**.

**OR(AND(C5>50,D5>50),AND(D5>50,E5>50),AND(E5>50,C5>50))**

Moreover, the **OR** function gives **TRUE** when any of the 3 conditions match otherwise **FALSE**.

**IF(OR(AND(C5>50,D5>50),AND(D5>50,E5>50),AND(E5>50,C5>50)),”Pass”,”Fail”)**

Finally, this function returns the output as “Pass” if the conditions are **TRUE**. Or it’ll return the output as “Fail”.

- Then, use the
**Fill****Handle**tool to apply the formula to the rest of the cells of**Column F**.

- Afterward, we’ll get our desired output in
**Column F**.

- Ultimately, you’ll find that only 2 students get a “Fail” in
**Rows 6**and**8**. It is because they couldn’t match the 3 criteria. They get less than 51 on the 2 tests out of the 3 tests. The rest of the students match the 3 criteria and get a “Pass”.

**Things to Remember**

- You have to apply the
**Fill****Handle**tool to use the formula in all of the cells. You can’t use**the ARRAYFORMULA function**in this case. Because it is a limitation of Google Sheets that you can’t combine the**ARRAYFORMULA**function with the**OR**and**AND**functions in Google Sheets.

**Conclusion**

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading this article. In this article, I have discussed 2 suitable examples to use the **IF** and **OR** formula in Google Sheets. Please comment in the comment section if you have any queries about this article. You will also find different articles related to google sheets on our **officewheel.com****.** Visit the site and explore more.

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