Excel FunctionsExcel ISBLANK Function

isblank- test if cell is blank


Excel ISBLANK function is a conditional function that returns either TRUE or FALSE as result. Thus if the condition is met, Excel returns the TRUE result otherwise it returns the text FALSE. Conditional functions play a major role in dynamic Excel modeling as these provide the opportunity to vary results if the particular scenario changes.

In the ISBLANK function, if the referred cell is blank, it means the condition is met and the TRUE result will be returned.

Remember in the ISBLANK function, spaces in cells are also considered as characters and in case there only space in a cell, the ISBLANK function will return a FALSE result.


The ISBLANK function syntax has the following argument:

  • value Required

The value is the cell reference that you want to test against the condition if the cell is blank. The value argument can be a blank (empty cell), error, logical value, text, number, or reference value, etc.

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