## What Is ISEVEN Function In Excel?

The

ISEVEN function in Excelidentifies the even numbers and returnsTRUEif found, else returnsFALSE. The function detects an even number as a cell value or the result of a formula while performing mathematical calculations.

The **ISEVEN Excel function **is an inbuilt **Information** function, so we can insert the formula from the “**Function Library**” or enter it directly in the worksheet.

For example, we will determine if the numbers are even values and display the result as logical values, **TRUE** or **FALSE**.

The table below contains a list of numbers.

Select cell **B2**, enter the formula **=ISEVEN(A2),** press “**Enter**”, and drag the formula from cell **B2 **to** B7** using the fill handle. The output is shown below. Column C is for our reference.

[**Output Observation:** For instance, the cell **B2** formula checks if the cell A2 value, **100**, is even, and returns **TRUE**.

In the case of the cell **B6** formula, the specified value, **2.253**, gets truncated to **2**. And as the truncated value is even, the function returns **TRUE** as the output.]

###### Key Takeaways

- The
**ISEVEN function in Excel**determines if the specified number is even. It always returns a logical value as output, with its return value being**TRUE**if the given value is even. And the function output is**FALSE**if the specified number is odd. - We can use the function with other Excel functions such as
**IF(),**and**SUM()**and also use the**Conditional Formatting**method**.** - Use the method
**Application.WorksheetFunction.ISEVEN(Arg1)**to implement the function**ISEVEN in Excel VBA**. The**Arg1**argument represents the**number**argument in the**ISEVEN()**.

### ISEVEN() Excel Formula

The syntax of the **ISEVEN Excel** **formula** is,

The argument of the **ISEVEN Excel** **formula** is,

*number***:**The dataset to test whether the numeric values are even. It is a mandatory argument.

### How To Use ISEVEN Excel Function?

We can use the **ISEVEN function **in 2 ways, namely,

**Access from the Excel ribbon.****Enter in the worksheet manually.**

#### Method #1 – Access from the Excel ribbon

Choose an empty cell for the output → select the “**Formulas**” tab → go to the “**Function Library**” group → click the “**More Functions**” options drop-down → click the “**Information**” option right arrow → select the “**ISEVEN**” function, as shown below.

The “**Function Arguments**” window appears. Enter the argument in the “**Number**” field → click “**OK**”, as shown below.

#### Method #2 – Enter in the worksheet manually

- Select an empty cell for the output.
- Type
**=ISEVEN(**in the cell. [Alternatively, type**=I**or**=IS**and double-click the**ISEVEN**function from the Excel suggestions.] - Enter the arguments as cell values or cell references and close the brackets.
- Press
**Enter**to view the outcome.

Let us take a basic example to understand this function.

We will determine if the dataset contains even values **using** **ISEVEN function**.

The table below shows a list of data values and their descriptions.

The steps to find the even numbers using **ISEVEN()** are,

**Select cell C2, and enter the formula =ISEVEN(A2).****Press the Enter. The result is “TRUE”, as shown below.**

[**Note:**We can use alternate formulas such asor*=ISEVEN(28)*in the target cells to get the same results.]*=ISEVEN(“28”)***Drag the formula from cell C2 to C8 using the fill handle. The output is shown below.**

[Alternatively, select the target cell**C2**and click**Formulas**→**More Functions**→**Information**→**ISEVEN**to access the function from the**Formulas**tab.

Following the above step opens the**Function Arguments**window, where we enter the specified number or cell reference to the number. Now, click**OK**to close the**Function Arguments**window, and we will see the**ISEVEN()**output in cell**C2**.

[**Output Observation:**In row 2, the specified value is an integer. And as it is even, the function output is**TRUE**. In the case of row 3, the specified argument value is an empty cell. The function evaluates it as**0**and returns**TRUE**as the outcome.

Cell A4 contains a date, which represents the serial number**44867**. And as the serial number is odd, the function return value is**FALSE**.

On the other hand, cells A5:A6 contain decimals. So, the function in the corresponding target cells C5 and C6 truncate the decimal values to**3**and**254**, respectively. And as the truncated values are odd and even, the function outputs in the corresponding target cells are**FALSE**and**TRUE**, respectively.

In the case of row 7, the specified value is a negative integer. However, it is even. And hence, the function output is**TRUE**.

Finally, cell A8 contains the scientific notation of the integer 50. Again, as the integer 50 is even, the function returns**TRUE**as the output.]

### Examples

We will understand some advanced scenarios using the **ISEVEN function examples.**

#### Example #1

We will determine if packing the total stock (in each row) in units of 2 is feasible, and summing the day-wise stock in each row using the and use the **ISEVEN function.**

The below table contains the five days’ stock details of five items.

The steps to find the even numbers using **ISEVEN() **and **SUM()** functions are,

**Step 1:**Select the target cell**G2**, enter the formula, and press*=ISEVEN(SUM(B2:F2))***Enter**. The result is ‘**False’**, as shown below.

**Step 2:**Drag the formula from cell**G2**to**G6**using the fill handle. The output is shown below.

[**Output Observation:** In cell **G1**, first, the **SUM excel function **returns the day 1 to day 5 stock total of **153**. Next, the **ISEVEN** function checks whether the total stock value is even. And as **153** is odd, the **ISEVEN()** returns **FALSE** as the status.

In the case of row 5, the total stock is **0**, and as it is even, the **ISEVEN** function returns **TRUE **in cell G5.]

#### Example #2

We must split the employees into teams A and B, according to the employee IDs using the **ISEVEEN()** and the **IF** excel functions.

The below table contains a list of employees and their employee IDs.

The steps to find the even numbers using **ISEVEN() **and **IF()** functions are,

**Step 1:**Select cell**C2**, enter the formula, and press*=IF(ISEVEN(A2),”Team A”,”Team B”)***Enter**. The result is “**Team A**”, as shown below.

**Step 2:**Drag the formula from cell**C2 to C11**using the fill handle. The output is shown below.

[**Output Observation:** In cell **C11**, first, the **ISEVEN** function checks if the specified employee ID, **1739**, is even. And as the value is odd, the function returns **FALSE**.

Next, as the **IF** condition is **FALSE**, it returns the FALSE value, **Team B**, as the allotted team for the employee, **John Adams**.]

#### Example #3

In the given dataset, we have two categories, with each category in alternate cells. We will highlight the alternate rows of data to show the categories distinctively using the **ISEVEN() **and the** Conditional Formatting**.

The following table shows US’s leading laptop and smartphone models.

The steps to find the even numbers using **ISEVEN()** and **Conditional Formatting** are,

**Step 1:**Select the cell range**A3:B12**and go to**Home**→**Conditional Formatting**→**New Rule**.

The **New Formatting Rule** window opens, as shown below.

**Step 2:**In the “**Select a Rule Type:**” group, choose the “**Use a formula to determine which cells to format**” option, as shown below.

**Step 3:**Now, in the**“Edit the Rule Description:”**group**,**enter the formula**=ISEVEN(ROW(A3)),**and click the “**Format**” button**,**as shown below.

This step will open the **Format Cells** window, as shown below.

**Step 4:**Now**,**go to the**Fill**tab, pick a color to highlight the qualifying row cells, and click**OK**to close the**Format Cells**window.

**Step 5:**Click**OK**in the**New Formatting Rule**window to close it and view the highlighted rows in the source table.

We will get the following output.

[**Output Observation:** First, the **ROW excel function **returns the row number of the specified cell. And then, the **ISEVEN** function checks if the row number the **ROW() **returns is even.

As the conditional formatting rule applies to the cell range A3:B12, each cell gets checked for an even row number. And those cells for which the **ISEVEN** function returns **TRUE**, the cell gets highlighted in the chosen color.]

### Important Things To Note

- The
**ISEVEN**function argument value can be the specified number, with or without the double quotations, or the cell reference to the number in question. - For a non-numeric argument value, the
**ISEVEN**function throws the**#VALUE!**error. - If the specified value is a fraction, Excel converts it into a decimal, truncates it, checks if the truncated value is even, and returns the appropriate logical value.

### Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

**1. Is there an ISEVEN function in Excel?**

There is an **ISEVEN function in Excel** available in the **Formulas** tab.

Select a cell, go to **Formulas** → **More Functions** → **Information** → **ISEVEN**, as shown below.

**2. How to apply the ISEVEN function in Excel VBA?**

We can apply the **ISEVEN function in Excel** VBA using the method:**Application.WorksheetFunction.ISEVEN(Arg1)**

For instance, we will find whether the listed numbers are even, using the **ISEVEN **and the **Excel VBA**.

The following table contains a list of numbers.

The steps to find the even numbers using the **ISEVEN **in **Excel VBA** are,**• Step 1: **Open the worksheet containing the above table and press **Alt** + **F11** to open the **VBA Editor**.**• Step 2: **Pick the applicable VBAProject and choose the **Module** option from the **Insert** tab. This action will open a new module window, **Module1**.**• Step 3: **Enter the **VBA code**, shown below, to apply the **ISEVEN()** in the target cells.**Sub ISEVEN_fn()**

Dim ws As Worksheet

Set ws = Worksheets(“FAQ_2”)

ws.Range(“B2”) = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsEven(ws.Range(“A2”))

ws.Range(“B3”) = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsEven(ws.Range(“A3”))

ws.Range(“B4”) = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsEven(ws.Range(“A4”))

ws.Range(“B5”) = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsEven(ws.Range(“A5”))

ws.Range(“B6”) = Application.WorksheetFunction.IsEven(ws.Range(“A6”))**End Sub****• Step 4: **Click the **Run Sub/UserForm** button from the menu to run the code.

Finally, open the active worksheet to view the result in the target cells.

[**Output Observation:** Cells A2 and A5 values are even numbers, the **ISEVEN()** in the respective target cells show **TRUE **as the output. In the case of cell B3, the supplied fractional number is the equivalent of the decimal value **0.620111**. And as the function truncates the decimal value to **0**, which is an even number, it returns **TRUE** as the output.

On the other hand, the cell A4 value is odd. So, the corresponding target cell B4 shows the output as **FALSE**. And as cell C6 contains the scientific notation of the number 1231, an odd value, the function output is **FALSE**.]

**3. Why is the ISEVEN function not working in Excel?**

The **ISEVEN** may not work due to the following reasons.**• **The supplied argument value is non-numeric.**• **We executed the function as an array formula.

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