or() Function

Returns true if any inputs are true; returns false if all inputs are false.


or( value, … )

value: (Boolean Array) A value or array of values that must be false for the function to return false.




Arguments are cast to Boolean before or() evaluates.

Multiple arguments are evaluated left-to-right.

As soon as the returned value of a value evaluation returns true, the function returns true.

By keeping common conditions on the left and complex edge cases on the right, you can improve function performance. That way, if an earlier simple function returns true, evaluation of the later edge cases never occurs.

Null values that are part of input arrays are filtered out before evaluation.

Empty arrays evaluate to false.

Empty text strings in a text array evaluate to false, but empty text strings in an array with multiple data types are considered null values and are filtered out before evaluation.


You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

Use functions to Pass Multiple Logical Values:

or(isleapyear(1996),isleapyear(1997)) returns true

Pass an Empty Array:

or({}) returns false

Pass an Array of Numbers:

or(1,2,"",3) returns true

or(0,1,2,"",3) returns true