Check a cell for odd or even numerical value in Excel
Returns TRUE if the number is odd


Check a cell for odd number


The Excel ISODD function check if a specified cell has an odd numeric value and returns “TRUE” when a cell has an odd numeric value and “FALSE” for an even number.


=ISODD (value)


value – Refer cell to check numerical value (Odd or Even)

Return Value

A Boolean value (TRUE or FALSE)

Key Notes

  • The ISODD formula returns TRUE only if the value in the cell is an odd number and FALSE for an even number. The function will also return FALSE if an odd numerical value is in a text format.
  • The formula returns TRUE with a number, currency, date, and another number formatting. Must not include text formatting in the cell.
  • The ISODD formula is part of IS functions that return either TRUE or FALSE, depending on the argument they’re evaluating.
If a user wish to find a decimal number (4.3) is even or odd for this we apply formula =ISODD(“4.3”) it return FALSE as it check number before decimal point if number is even it return TRUE otherwise FALSE.

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