I have problems with my IF command in Google Sheets. If gives #ERROR! all the time. See this simple test:

Error screen shot

Not even if I put in the number directly and avoid references:

Error screen shot 2

Am I using the IF wrong? Or what could such a problem be? This example is from a new document.


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I noticed that you are in Denmark.

Do you by chance write one and a half as 1,5 rather than 1.5?

If so, you need to use semi-colons rather than commas. Try:


It's a locale issue as answered here

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    Great! Well spotted :) Thanks a lot for both answers.
    – Steeven
    Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 14:37

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