Currently I am using this function to copy/paste rows from the Mastersheet that have a cell that consists of the value "Beleggersprofielen" to my worksheet.

=FILTER( Recherche!B4:N , Recherche!O4:O1002 = "Beleggersprofielen")

But I would like this function to also check whether another column consists of another value. Because than it that specific row may also be copy/pasted.

I tried the following:

=FILTER( Recherche!B4:N , Recherche!O4:O1002 = "Beleggersprofielen"| Recherche!C4:C1002 = "11 - 20" )

But this gives error: Parse Error

How can I use a Logical OR Operator in my function?


I tried the following

=FILTER( Recherche!B4:O,(Recherche!M4:M1002="Beleggersprofielen")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="11 - 20")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="21 - 50")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="51 - 100")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="101 - 250")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="251 - 500")+(Recherche!E4:E1002="501 - 1000"))

This results in: success.

  • I will, delete the last edit, thank you for the heads up!
    – MSD
    Nov 2 '16 at 15:00


Instead of

=FILTER( Recherche!B4:N , 
Recherche!O4:O1002 = "Beleggersprofielen"| Recherche!C4:C1002 = "11 - 20" )

Note: Added a breakline for readability. This haven't affect how the formula works.


=FILTER( Recherche!B4:N1002,
(Recherche!O4:O1002="Beleggersprofielen")+(Recherche!C4:C1002="11 - 20"))

Note: FILTER require that the arguments be of the same size


  • For scalar formulas use OR, for arrays use + or ADD.

  • The pipe character could be used as OR operator in functions that allow regular expressions, FILTER isn't one of them.

  • OR function allows scalar values, not arrays.

  • In Google Sheets, booleans are coerced as 1 (TRUE) and 0 (FALSE) in some functions. Other may require the use of N.

  • Due to the precedence rules, enclose each comparison between parenthesis.

  • That worked, thanks! Pls see EDIT 1
    – MSD
    Nov 2 '16 at 14:46
  • Add +(Re‌​cherche!E4:E1002=string) for each string where string is "21-50", etc.
    – Rubén
    Nov 2 '16 at 14:49
  • So in my case that would mean 4 or 5 times such an addition?
    – MSD
    Nov 2 '16 at 14:59
  • That is one alternative. There are many others.
    – Rubén
    Nov 2 '16 at 15:11
  • Would you be so kind to look at my application as a response to your 'String' answer ? (EDIT)
    – MSD
    Nov 2 '16 at 15:13

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