# FALSE

The `FALSE` formula returns the logical value of FALSE. It is often used in conjunction with other logical formulas or as a placeholder value.

## Usage

Use the `FALSE` formula with the syntax shown below:

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `FALSE` formula in Google Sheets.

### Creating a placeholder value

When filling out a spreadsheet, you may need a placeholder value until you can fill in the correct information. You can use the `FALSE` formula to create a placeholder for boolean values.

### Comparing values

You can use the `FALSE` formula in conjunction with other logical formulas to compare values and perform calculations based on the results.

## Common Mistakes

`FALSE` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `FALSE` Google Sheets Formula:

### Missing parentheses

Users sometimes forget to include the parentheses after FALSE, resulting in an error. Make sure to include the parentheses after FALSE.

### Using FALSE as a string

FALSE is a logical value, not a string. Don't enclose it in quotes or it will be treated as a string instead of a logical value.

### Capitalization errors

FALSE must be written in all caps. Using lowercase or mixed case will result in an error.

The following functions are similar to `FALSE` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `TRUE`

The `TRUE` formula is a logical function that returns the boolean value of true. It is commonly used in conjunction with other logical functions to build more complex formulas.

• `AND`

The `AND` function in Google Sheets is a logical function that returns TRUE if all of the logical expressions in the argument are TRUE, and FALSE if any of the logical expressions are FALSE. It can be used to test multiple conditions and evaluate whether they are all true or not.

• `OR`

The `OR` formula is a logical formula that returns TRUE if at least one of the provided logical expressions is TRUE. It returns FALSE if all logical expressions are FALSE. This formula is commonly used in conjunction with other logical formulas, such as `AND`, to build more complex logical statements.

You can learn more about the `FALSE` Google Sheets function on Google Support.