The Excel GESTEP Function

Related Function:
DELTA Function

Basic Description

The Excel Gestep function tests whether a supplied number is greater than a supplied step size and returns:


The syntax of the function is:

GESTEP( number, [step] )

where the function arguments are:

number-The number to be tested.

An optional argument, that defines the step size that the supplied number is to be compared to.

If [step] is omitted, the default value 0 is used.

Gestep Function Examples

The spreadsheets below show four examples of the Excel Gestep function.

1=GESTEP( 1.2, 0.001 )
2=GESTEP( 0.05, 0.05 )
3=GESTEP(-0.00001, 0 )
4=GESTEP( -0.00001 )

Note that the function in cell A4 is the same as that in cell A3 as, if the [step] argument is omitted, it uses the default value 0.

Further examples of the Excel Gestep function can be found on the Microsoft Office website.

Gestep Function Errors

If you get an error from the Excel Gestep function this is likely to be the #VALUE! error:

Common Error
#VALUE!-Occurs if one or both of the supplied arguments are non-numeric.