You can use the following formulas to create an IF function with a range of values in Google Sheets:

**Method 1: Create IF Function with Range of Cells**

=IF(COUNTIF(A2:A11,"Pacers")>0, "Exists", "Does Not Exist")

For this formula, if “Pacers” exists anywhere in the range **A2:A11** then the function returns “Exists.” Otherwise it returns “Does Not Exist.”

**Method 2: Create IF Function with Range of Numeric Values**

=IF(((B2>=95)*(B2<=105))=1, "Yes", "No")

For this formula, if the value in cell **B2** is between 95 and 105, then the function returns “Yes.” Otherwise it returns “No.”

The following examples show how to use each formula in practice with the following dataset in Google Sheets:

**Example 1: Create IF Function with Range of Cells**

We can type the following formula into cell **D2** to return “Exists” if the team name “Pacers” exists in the range **A2:A11** or to return “Does Not Exist” if the team name does not exist in the range:

=IF(COUNTIF(A2:A11,"Pacers")>0, "Exists", "Does Not Exist")

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns “Exists” since the string “Pacers” occurs at least once in the range **A2:A11**.

**Example 2: Create IF Function with Range of Numeric Values**

We can type the following formula into cell **D2** to return “Yes” if the value in the Points column is between 95 and 105:

=IF(((B2>=95)*(B2<=105))=1, "Yes", "No")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column D:

Here’s what the formula does for each row in column D:

- If the value in the Points column is between 95 and 105, return Yes.
- If the value in the Points column is
*not*between 95 and 105, return No.

Also note that you can change the last two arguments in the IF function to something other than “Yes” or “No” if you’d like to return different output values.

**Note**: The multiplication symbol (*****) in the IF function tells Google Sheets that both conditions must be met in order to return “Yes.”

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Google Sheets:

How to Use an IF Function with 3 Conditions in Google Sheets

How to Use Count Unique IF Function in Google Sheets

How to COUNT IF True in Google Sheets

I think I’d use something like

IF(AND(A1B1-1),”YES”,”NO”)

This would evaluate to answering YES if A1 is +- 1 of B1 and seems a little easier to understand to me.