Excel ISFORMULA Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel ISFORMULA Function in Excel to test if a cell contains a formula, with formula examples.

ISFORMULA Function Description:

The ISFORMULA Function Test if cell is a formula. Returns TRUE or FALSE.

Formula Examples:

isformula function examples

Example Formula Result
Blank =ISFORMULA(C5) False
=SUM(2,2) =ISFORMULA(C6) True
Text =ISFORMULA(C7) False
Number =ISFORMULA(C8) False
Error =ISFORMULA(C9) False

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the ISFORMULA Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

Cell Reference – The cell reference to the cell that you wish to test.

Additional Notes

Use the ISFORMULA Function to test if cell is a formula. Simply enter the desired cell reference into the ISFORMULA Formula. ISFORMULA returns TRUE if the cell is a formula, otherwise FALSE.

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How to use the ISFORMULA Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
isformula formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=ISFORMULA(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the isformula function in excel

For more information about the ISFORMULA Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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