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:

- TRUE if number ≥ step size
or
- FALSE if number < step size

The syntax of the function is :

GESTEP( number, [step] )

where the function arguments are:

number - The number to be tested
[step] -
An optional argument, that defines the step size that the 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.

The formulas are shown in the spreadsheet on the left and the results are shown in the spreadsheet on the right.

 Formulas:
Examples of use of the Excel Gestep Function
 Results:
Excel Gestep Function Results

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 one of the following :

Common Errors
#VALUE! - Occurs if any of the supplied arguments are non-numeric
#NAME? -

Occurs when Analysis ToolPak add-in is not enabled in your Excel.
You will need to enable the add-in if you want to use the Excel engineering functions.

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