# ISEVEN function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the ISEVEN function in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

Returns TRUE if number is even, or FALSE if number is odd.

## Syntax

ISEVEN(number)

The ISEVEN function syntax has the following arguments:

• Number    Required. The value to test. If number is not an integer, it is truncated.

## Remarks

If number is nonnumeric, ISEVEN returns the #VALUE! error value.

## Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Formula

Description

Result

=ISEVEN(-1)

Tests whether -1 is even

FALSE

=ISEVEN(2.5)

Checks whether 2.5 is even. The decimal portion, .5, is truncated, so 2 is tested.

TRUE

=ISEVEN(5)

Tests whether 5 is even.

FALSE

=ISEVEN(0)

Zero (0) is considered even.

TRUE

12/23/2011

Tests the date in A6. The decimal representation of 12/23/2011 is 40900.

TRUE 