# google sheets – Print True or False in calculated column using ARRAYFORMULA

I’ve added a duplicate of your Sheet1 (called “Erik Help”), which contains the following formula in E1:

`=ArrayFormula({"E"; IF(A2:A="",, IF((LOWER(TRIM(A2:A))="stackexchange")+(B2:B+C2:C+D2:D=0),TRUE,FALSE))})`

The curly brackets `{ }` create a literal array, meaning we can arrange the data between them below or to the right of each other.

First, the header is created, the text of which you can change within the formula as you like.

The colon means “begin the rest below.”

`IF(A2:A="",, )`: If a cell in `A2:A` is blank, the corresponding cell in `E2:E` will also be left blank/null.

`IF( ,TRUE,FALSE)`: `IF` the condition in the first parameter is met for the current row, then return `TRUE` to the corresponding row in `E2:E`.

`( ) + ( )`: The condition is compound. The plus sign means `OR` here; so if either condition (or both) is met, then our designated `TRUE` will be returned. If neither is met, then `FALSE` will be returned.

`(LOWER(TRIM(A2:A))="stackexchange") + (B2:B+C2:C+D2:D=0)`: The two conditions are that a lowercase version of `A2:A` without any extra spaces is exactly equal to `"stackexchange"`. The second condition is that the value of Column B plus the value of Column C plus the value of Column D is equal to zero. Since `FALSE` carries an equivalent value of 0 (with `TRUE` carrying a value of non-zero), then the only way to arrive at 0 in adding the values of Columns B, C and D is if each is either `FALSE` or 0 or null.

Notes:

In all cases within the formula, notice that `TRUE` and `FALSE` are not contained within quotation marks (i.e., `"TRUE"` and `"FALSE"`). That is because your post shows a return of Boolean values `TRUE` and `FALSE`, whereas `"TRUE"` and `"FALSE"` are seen as strings. And those are two different types that behave differently.

If it is a likely scenario that you may have something entered into Column A of a row but that there may be blanks in B:C, and that you want blanks not to be the same thing as `FALSE`, you’ll need one more condition and will need to use the following formula version:

`=ArrayFormula({"E"; IF(A2:A="",, IF((LOWER(TRIM(A2:A))="stackexchange")+(LEN(B2:B&C2:C&D2:D)>=15),TRUE,FALSE))})`

Here, the second parenthetical condition has been replaced with `(LEN(B2:B&C2:C&D2:D)>=15)`. Since three entries of `FALSE` would be `FALSEFALSEFALSE`, this would then be the only combination of `TRUE`, `FALSE` and null (or minimal stray spaces) that would satisfy `>=15`.