# Convert numbers to 1 or 0

=IF(A1>0,1,0)

To convert numbers to 1 or zero (0), you can use the IF function. In the example shown, the formula in D5, copied down, is:

=IF(B5>0,1,0)

If the number in column B is greater than zero, IF returns 1, otherwise IF returns zero.

In this example, the goal is to convert the numbers in column B to either 1 or 0, depending on whether the number is greater than zero or not. If the number in column B is greater than zero, the result should be 1. If the number in column B is less than or equal to zero, the result to should be zero.

### With the IF function

One way to handle this problem is with the IF function. In the example shown, the formula in D5, copied down, is:

=IF(B5>0,1,0)

The logic is simple: when the number B5 is greater than zero, IF returns 1, otherwise IF returns 0. The logical test inside IF can be adjusted to apply different logic if needed.

### With Boolean logic

Another option for solving this problem is to use Boolean logic directly like this:

=--(B5>0)

Here, the expression B5>0 evaluates to either TRUE or FALSE. The double negative (--) is used to convert the TRUE and FALSE into the numeric equivalents, 1 and 0. This conversion can also be handled with the N function:

=N(B5>0)

Read more about converting TRUE and FALSE values to 1 and 0 in this article.

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