Information Functions
This category contains the Information functions.
The data in the following table serves as the basis for some of the examples in the function descriptions:
C 
D 

2 
x value 
y value 
3 
5 
3 
4 
2 
0 
5 
1 
1 
6 
0 
3 
7 
2 
4 
8 
4 
6 
9 
6 
8 
CELL
Returns information on address, formatting or contents of a cell.
Syntax
CELL("InfoType"; Reference)
InfoType is the character string that specifies the type of information. The character string is always in English. Upper or lower case is optional.
InfoType 
معنى 
COL 
Returns the number of the referenced column. =CELL("COL";D2) returns 4. 
ROW 
Returns the number of the referenced row. =CELL("ROW";D2) returns 2. 
SHEET 
Returns the number of the referenced sheet. =CELL("Sheet";Sheet3.D2) returns 3. 
ADDRESS 
Returns the absolute address of the referenced cell. =CELL("ADDRESS";D2) returns $D$2. =CELL("ADDRESS";Sheet3.D2) returns $Sheet3.$D$2. =CELL("ADDRESS";'X:\dr\test.ods'#$Sheet1.D2) returns 'file:///X:/dr/test.ods'#$Sheet1.$D$2. 
FILENAME 
Returns the file name and the sheet number of the referenced cell. =CELL("FILENAME";D2) returns 'file:///X:/dr/own.ods'#$Sheet1, if the formula in the current document X:\dr\own.ods is located in Sheet1. =CELL("FILENAME";'X:\dr\test.ods'#$Sheet1.D2) returns 'file:///X:/dr/test.ods'#$Sheet1. 
COORD 
Returns the complete cell address in Lotus™ notation. =CELL("COORD"; D2) returns $A:$D$2. =CELL("COORD"; Sheet3.D2) returns $C:$D$2. 
CONTENTS 
Returns the contents of the referenced cell, without any formatting. 
TYPE 
Returns the type of cell contents. b = blank. empty cell l = label. Text, result of a formula as text v = value. Value, result of a formula as a number 
WIDTH 
Returns the width of the referenced column. The unit is the number of zeros (0) that fit into the column in the default text and the default size. 
PREFIX 
Returns the alignment of the referenced cell. ' = align left or leftjustified " = align right ^ = centered \ = repeating (currently inactive) 
PROTECT 
Returns the status of the cell protection for the cell. 1 = cell is protected 0 = cell is not protected 
FORMAT 
Returns a character string that indicates the number format. , = number with thousands separator F = number without thousands separator C = currency format S = exponential representation, for example, 1.234+E56 P = percentage In the above formats, the number of decimal places after the decimal separator is given as a number. Example: the number format #,##0.0 returns ,1 and the number format 00.000% returns P3 D1 = MMMDYY, MMDYY and similar formats D2 = DDMM D3 = MMYY D4 = DDMMYYYY HH:MM:SS D5 = MMDD D6 = HH:MM:SS AM/PM D7 = HH:MM AM/PM D8 = HH:MM:SS D9 = HH:MM G = All other formats  (Minus) at the end = negative numbers are formatted in color () (brackets) at the end = there is an opening bracket in the format code 
COLOR 
Returns 1, if negative values have been formatted in color, otherwise 0. 
PARENTHESES 
Returns 1 if the format code contains an opening bracket (, otherwise 0. 
Reference (list of options) is the position of the cell to be examined. If Reference is a range, the cell moves to the top left of the range. If Reference is missing, LibreOffice Calc uses the position of the cell in which this formula is located. Microsoft Excel uses the reference of the cell in which the cursor is positioned.
CURRENT
This function returns the result to date of evaluating the formula of which it is a part (in other words the result as far as that evaluation has got). Its main use is together with the STYLE() function to apply selected styles to a cell depending on the cell contents.
Syntax
CURRENT()
مثال:
=1+2+CURRENT()
The example returns 6. The formula is calculated from left to right as: 1 + 2 equals 3, giving the result to date when CURRENT() is encountered; CURRENT() therefore yields 3, which is added to the original 3 to give 6.
=A2+B2+STYLE(IF(CURRENT()>10;”Red”;”Default”))
The example returns A2 + B2 (STYLE returns 0 here). If this sum is greater than 10, the style Red is applied to the cell. See the STYLE function for more explanation.
="choo"&CURRENT()
The example returns choochoo.
FORMULA
Displays the formula of a formula cell as a text string.
Syntax
FORMULA(Reference)
Reference is a reference to a cell containing a formula.
An invalid reference or a reference to a cell with no formula results in the error value #N/A.
مثال:
If cell A8 contains the formula =SUM(1;2;3) then
=FORMULA(A8) returns the text =SUM(1;2;3).
IFERROR
Returns the value if the cell does not contains an error value, or the alternative value if it does.
Syntax
IFERROR(Value;Alternate_value)
Value is the value or expression to be returned if it is not equal or results in an error.
Alternate_value is the value or expression to be returned if the expression or value of Value is equal or results in an error.
مثال:
=IFERROR(C8;C9) where cell C8 contains =1/0 returns the value of C9, because 1/0 is an error.
=IFERROR(C8;C9) where cell C8 contains 13 returns 13, the value of C8, which is not an error.
IFNA
Returns the value if the cell does not contains the #N/A (value not available) error value, or the alternative value if it does.
Syntax
IFNA(Value;Alternate_value)
Value is the value or expression to be returned if it is not equal or results in an #N/A error.
Alternate_value is the value or expression to be returned if the expression or value of Value is equal or results in an #N/A error.
مثال:
=IFNA(D3;D4) returns the value of D3 if D3 does not result in an #N/A error, or D4 if it does.
INFO
Returns specific information about the current working environment. The function receives a single text argument and returns data depending on that parameter.
Syntax
INFO("Type")
The following table lists the values for the text parameter Type and the return values of the INFO function.
Value for "Type" 
Return value 
"osversion" 
Always "Windows (32bit) NT 5.01", for compatibility reasons 
"system" 
The type of the operating system. 
"release" 
The product release identifier, for example "300m25(Build:9876)" 
"numfile" 
Always 1, for compatibility reasons 
"recalc" 
Current formula recalculation mode, either "Automatic" or "Manual" (localized into LibreOffice language) 
Other spreadsheet applications may accept localized values for the Type parameter, but LibreOffice Calc will only accept the English values.
مثال:
=INFO("release") returns the product release number of the LibreOffice in use.
=INFO(D5) with cell D5 containing a text string system returns the operation system type.
ISBLANK
Returns TRUE if the reference to a cell is blank. This function is used to determine if the content of a cell is empty. A cell with a formula inside is not empty.
Syntax
ISBLANK(Value)
Value is the content to be tested.
مثال:
=ISBLANK(D2) returns FALSE as a result.
ISERR
Tests for error conditions, except the #N/A error value, and returns TRUE or FALSE.
Syntax
ISERR(Value)
Value is any value or expression which is tested to see whether an error value other than #N/A is present.
مثال:
=ISERR(C8) where cell C8 contains =1/0 returns TRUE, because 1/0 is an error.
=ISERR(C9) where cell C9 contains =NA() returns FALSE, because ISERR() ignores the #N/A error.
ISERROR
Tests for error conditions, including the #N/A error value, and returns TRUE or FALSE.
Syntax
ISERROR(Value)
Value is or refers to the value to be tested. ISERROR() returns TRUE if there is an error and FALSE if not.
مثال:
=ISERROR(C8) where cell C8 contains =1/0 returns TRUE, because 1/0 is an error.
=ISERROR(C9) where cell C9 contains =NA() returns TRUE.
ISEVEN
Returns TRUE if the value is an even integer, or FALSE if the value is odd.
Syntax
ISEVEN(Value)
Value is the value to be checked.
If Value is not an integer any digits after the decimal point are ignored. The sign of Value is also ignored.
مثال:
=ISEVEN(48) returns TRUE
=ISEVEN(33) returns FALSE
=ISEVEN(0) returns TRUE
=ISEVEN(2.1) returns TRUE
=ISEVEN(3.999) returns FALSE
ISEVEN_ADD
Tests for even numbers. Returns 1 if the number divided by 2 returns a whole number.
Syntax
ISEVEN_ADD(Number)
Number is the number to be tested.
مثال:
=ISEVEN_ADD(5) returns 0.
=ISEVEN_ADD(A1) returns 1 if cell A1 contains the number 2.
ISFORMULA
Returns TRUE if a cell is a formula cell.
Syntax
ISFORMULA(Reference)
Reference indicates the reference to a cell in which a test will be performed to determine if it contains a formula.
مثال:
=ISFORMULA(C4) returns FALSE if the cell C4 contains the number 5.
ISLOGICAL
Tests for a logical value (TRUE or FALSE).
If an error occurs, the function returns FALSE.
Syntax
ISLOGICAL(Value)
Returns TRUE if Value is a logical value (TRUE or FALSE), and returns FALSE otherwise.
مثال:
=ISLOGICAL(99) returns FALSE, because 99 is a number, not a logical value.
=ISLOGICAL(ISNA(D4)) returns TRUE whatever the contents of cell D4, because ISNA() returns a logical value.
ISNA
Returns TRUE if a cell contains the #N/A (value not available) error value.
If an error occurs, the function returns FALSE.
Syntax
ISNA(Value)
Value is the value or expression to be tested.
مثال:
=ISNA(D3) returns FALSE as a result.
ISNONTEXT
Tests if the cell contents are text or numbers, and returns FALSE if the contents are text.
If an error occurs, the function returns TRUE.
Syntax
ISNONTEXT(Value)
Value is any value or expression where a test is performed to determine whether it is a text or numbers or a Boolean value.
مثال:
=ISNONTEXT(D2) returns FALSE if cell D2 contains the text abcdef.
=ISNONTEXT(D9) returns TRUE if cell D9 contains the number 8.
ISNUMBER
Returns TRUE if the value refers to a number.
Syntax
ISNUMBER(Value)
Value is any expression to be tested to determine whether it is a number or text.
مثال:
=ISNUMBER(C3) returns TRUE if the cell C3 contains the number 4.
=ISNUMBER(C2) returns FALSE if the cell C2 contains the text abcdef.
ISODD
Returns TRUE if the value is odd, or FALSE if the number is even.
Syntax
ISODD(value)
Value is the value to be checked.
If Value is not an integer any digits after the decimal point are ignored. The sign of Value is also ignored.
مثال:
=ISODD(33) returns TRUE
=ISODD(48) returns FALSE
=ISODD(3.999) returns TRUE
=ISODD(3.1) returns TRUE
ISODD_ADD
Returns TRUE (1) if the number does not return a whole number when divided by 2.
Syntax
ISODD_ADD(Number)
Number is the number to be tested.
مثال:
=ISODD_ADD(5) returns 1.
ISREF
Tests if the argument is a reference. Returns TRUE if the argument is a reference, returns FALSE otherwise. When given a reference this function does not examine the value being referenced.
Syntax
ISREF(Value)
Value is the value to be tested, to determine whether it is a reference.
مثال:
=ISREF(C5) returns the result TRUE because C5 is a valid reference.
=ISREF("abcdef") returns always FALSE because a text can never be a reference.
=ISREF(4) returns FALSE.
=ISREF(INDIRECT("A6")) returns TRUE, because INDIRECT is a function that returns a reference.
=ISREF(ADDRESS(1; 1; 2;"Sheet2")) returns FALSE, because ADDRESS is a function that returns a text, although it looks like a reference.
ISTEXT
Returns TRUE if the cell contents refer to text.
If an error occurs, the function returns FALSE.
Syntax
ISTEXT(Value)
Value is a value, number, Boolean value, or an error value to be tested.
مثال:
=ISTEXT(D9) returns TRUE if cell D9 contains the text abcdef.
=ISTEXT(C3) returns FALSE if cell C3 contains the number 3.
N
Returns the numeric value of the given parameter. Returns 0 if parameter is text or FALSE.
If an error occurs the function returns the error value.
Syntax
N(Value)
Value is the parameter to be converted into a number. N() returns the numeric value if it can. It returns the logical values TRUE and FALSE as 1 and 0 respectively. It returns text as 0.
مثال:
=N(123) returns 123
=N(TRUE()) returns 1
=N(FALSE()) returns 0
=N("abc") returns 0
=N(1/0) returns #DIV/0!
NA
Returns the error value #N/A.
Syntax
NA()
مثال:
=NA() converts the contents of the cell into #N/A.
TYPE
Returns the type of value, where 1 = number, 2 = text, 4 = Boolean value, 8 = formula, 16 = error value, 64 = array.
Syntax
TYPE(Value)
Value is a specific value for which the data type is determined.
Example (see example table above)
=TYPE(C2) returns 2 as a result.
=TYPE(D9) returns 1 as a result.