GESTEPThe GESTEP function returns 1 if a specified value is greater than a step value; otherwise, it returns 0. This function is commonly used in engineering applications.
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GESTEPformula not working?
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GESTEP formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:
- value (required):
The value to be compared with the step value.
- step (optional):
The step value. If this parameter is not provided, the default value is 0.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
GESTEP formula in Google Sheets.
Identifying values greater than a certain threshold
Engineers can use the GESTEP function to identify values that are greater than a certain threshold. For example, a sensor may be designed to trigger an alert when a temperature reading exceeds a certain value. The GESTEP function can be used to evaluate the temperature reading against the threshold value and trigger the alert if necessary.
Converting values to binary
The GESTEP function can be used to convert values to binary. For example, if a value is greater than or equal to 5, the GESTEP function will return 1, which can represent a binary 'on' state. If the value is less than 5, the GESTEP function will return 0, which can represent a binary 'off' state.
GESTEP not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
GESTEP Google Sheets Formula:
Incorrect number of arguments
This formula requires at least one argument, and up to two. If too few or too many arguments are provided, this error will occur. Make sure the correct number of arguments are being passed in.
Invalid argument types
The value and step arguments should be numerical. If any other data type is used with this formula, this error will occur. Make sure that the correct data types are being passed in.
Missing value argument
This formula requires at least one argument, and the value argument is mandatory. If this argument is missing, this error will occur. Make sure that a value argument is present.
Missing step argument
The step argument is optional, but if it is not included, a default step value of 0 will be used. If a custom step value is required, make sure to include the argument.
Incorrect order of arguments
The value argument must be entered first, followed by the optional step argument. If arguments are entered in the wrong order, this error will occur. Make sure that the correct order of arguments is being used.
The following functions are similar to
GESTEP or are often used with it in a formula:
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AND, to build more complex logical statements.
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You can learn more about the
GESTEP Google Sheets function on Google Support.