Indeed, **Microsoft Excel** is a highly effective program. We can execute continuous operations on a given dataset using Excel’s tools and capabilities. Excel also offers an abundance of handy Library Functions. This article explains how Excel’s** DELTA Function** operates independently. In addition, we will examine three practical examples to have a better understanding of the **DELTA **Function. Therefore, you should go through these **3 **practical examples to use **DELTA Function **in **Excel**.

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## Introduction to DELTA Function in Excel

**Summary**

**DELTA** is a mathematical function in Excel that compares two numbers to see whether they are equal. **DELTA** yields **1** when the numbers are equivalent. Otherwise, **DELTA** returns **0**.

**Syntax**

`=DELTA(number1, [number2])`

**Arguments**

ARGUMENT | REQUIRED/OPTIONAL | EXPLANATION |
---|---|---|

number1 |
Required | The first number. |

[number2] |
Optional | The second number. If omitted, [number2] is assumed to be 0. |

**Version**

All versions of **Microsoft Excel** have the **DELTA** function.

## 3 Practical Examples of Using DELTA Function in Excel

As an example, we shall investigate a sample dataset. For instance, the following dataset has four columns: **First Value**, **Second Value**, **Result**, and **Conclusion**. We will examine each practical case using the **DELTA **function in this post. In addition, I should have mentioned that I wrote this essay using **Microsoft Excel 365**. You can choose the version that best suits your needs.

### 1. Find Similar Values Between Two Columns Through DELTA Function

The first example of the **DELTA **function covered in this post is finding similar values in two columns. Here, the **DELTA **function compares the columns **First Value** and **Second Value**. The function returns **1** in the Result column if two values are identical. If not, **DELTA** returns **0**. To facilitate comprehension, we illustrate a remark using the **IF** **Function**. Please follow these instructions attentively to complete the work.

**STEPS:**

- First, select cell
**D5**. - Second, insert the following formula in
**D5**.

`=DELTA(B5,C5)`

- Later, hit the
**Tab**key or**Enter**key. - Subsequently, It provides the desired outcome as below.

- Apply the same method to other cells as was performed in cell
**D5**. - To get this, choose the
**Fill Handle**icon. - Importantly, hold and drag the
**Fill Handle**icon to cell**D10**. - Consequently, the required output will be returned, as seen below.
- We find a
**VALUE#**error in cell**D7**because one of our values is non-numeric. In this case,**A**in cell**B7**.

- At this point, choose cell
**E5**. - Then, write the below formula in cell
**E5**.

`=IF(D5=1,"Same","Different")`

- Now, hit
**Enter**to see the intended outcome.

- Like previously, utilize the
**Fill Handle**icon. - Important, hold the icon and drag it to cell
**E10**. - Finally, we will find our desired output below.
- Due to the D7 cell, another
**VALUE#**error will occur in**E7**.

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### 2. Insert DELTA Function to Compare Column Values with 0

The second **DELTA** function demonstration in this tutorial compares cell values with **0**. Here, the **DELTA **function compares the Second Value columns with zero. In this situation, only the **Required** parameter of the **DELTA **function will be provided. If the needed parameter is present, but the optional parameter is missing, **DELTA** assumes that the optional parameter is equal to **0**. Using the **IF **function, we illustrate a remark for clarity. Therefore, carefully follow these instructions to complete the work.

**STEPS:**

- First of all, select cell
**D5**. - Later, insert the following formula into cell
**D5**.

`=DELTA(C5)`

- At this time, press
**Tab**or**Enter**at a later time. - Thus, it yields the intended effect, as seen below:

- Next, apply the same procedure to other cells as was done with cell
**D5**. - Now, use the
**Fill Handle symbol**to get this. - Importantly, Not only hold but also move it to the
**D10**cell. - As a result, the needed output will be returned, as seen below.

- At this time, choose cell
**E5**. - Enter the following formula in cell
**E5**:

`=IF(D5=1,"Zero","Not Zero")`

- Now, press
**Enter**to see the desired result.

- As before, utilize the
**Fill Handle**symbol. - Significantly move the sign to cell
**E10**while holding it down. - At last, it will show the required result below.

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### 3. Utilize DELTA Function to Determine Number Format in Excel

In this part of the study of the **DELTA **function, we will also examine another practical and appealing case. We can identify whether the value of a cell is a number. Here, we will use the **DELTA **function to determine if the **First Value** column has numeric values. To be highly involved, we illustrate a message in the **Conclusion** column using the **TYPE Function**. So, follow these steps below attentively to complete the work.

**STEPS:**

- To begin, select the
**D5**cell first. - Second, input the formula below into cell
**D5**.

`=DELTA(B5)`

- At this moment, hit
**Tab**or**Enter**to proceed. - Consequently, it has the desired effect, as seen below.

- Afterward, repeat the same method to other cells as was done with cell
**D5**. - Presently, use the
**Fill Handle**icon to get this. - Importantly, hold the
**Fill Handle**icon and drag it to cell**D10**. - The relevant output will be returned, as seen below.

- At this stage, choose cell
**E5**. - Then, type the formula below into cell
**E5**.

`=IF(TYPE(D5)=1,"Number Type","Not Number Type")`

- Now, press
**Enter**to see what you want to happen.

- After that, use the
**Fill Handle**symbol as you did before. - Importantly, hold the icon down and move it to cell
**E10**. - Last but not least, the output we want is shown below.

## Common Errors While Using Excel DELTA Function

Common Errors | When They Show |
---|---|

#VALUE! |
When number 1 or [number2] does not have a numeric value, #VALUE! Error appears. |

## Conclusion

After learning about the **DELTA Function** and seeing how it works in the examples we discussed, you can now use it in **Excel**. There are many articles like this on the **ExcelDemy Website**. Keep using this, and let us know if you think of other ways to get the work done or if you have any new ideas. Remember to leave questions, comments, or suggestions in the section below.