# Shortcut for "OR" function

#### snjpverma

##### Well-known Member
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I have my data as shown above in column A & B respectively. I want a formula to be put "C1". if any of the value in column B1:B10 is greater than Column A1:A10 respectively then it should return as "Greater". (for e.g. if B1>A1 or B2>A2, and so on. Also, for A11 to A15 I am using the sum amount to compare as shown in bold in below formula. Currently I am using the below formula which becomes very big if applied for 10 rows. Please help with a better formula.

=IF(OR(B1>A1,B2>A2,B3>A3,B4>A4,B5>A5,B6>A6,B7>A7,B8>A8,B9>A9,B10>A10,SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15)),"Greater","Perfect")

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##### MrExcel MVP
In C1 control+shift+enter, not just enter:

=IF(OR(A1:A10>B1:B10,IF(ISNUMBER(B11:B15),SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15),FALSE)),"at least one A-value is greater or sum of b11:b15 is greater than sum of a11:a15","perfect")

although I fail to see the objective.<strike></strike>

#### snjpverma

##### Well-known Member
In C1 control+shift+enter, not just enter:

=IF(OR(A1:A10>B1:B10,IF(ISNUMBER(B11:B15),SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15),FALSE)),"at least one A-value is greater or sum of b11:b15 is greater than sum of a11:a15","perfect")

although I fail to see the objective.<strike></strike>

thank you for suggesting a much shorter formula. However, I fail to understand why you used the ISNUMBER FUNCTION. Getting hint from your formula I shortened it even more as shown below. It works too. Please advise if any drawbacks of the below formula.
=IF(OR(B1:B10>A1:A10,SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15)),"Greater","Perfect")

##### MrExcel MVP
thank you for suggesting a much shorter formula. However, I fail to understand why you used the ISNUMBER FUNCTION. Getting hint from your formula I shortened it even more as shown below. It works too. Please advise if any drawbacks of the below formula.
=IF(OR(B1:B10>A1:A10,SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15)),"Greater","Perfect")

Hint? But reducing the IF bit to just SUM(B11:B15)>SUM(A11:A15) is ok. The objective is still not clear.

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