PRODUCT function returns the product (multiplication) of a supplied set of numerical values. In other words, it multiplies all the numbers given as arguments and returns the product.
The PRODUCT function is an inbuilt function in Excel. It falls under the category of Math/Trig Functions.
It is used as a worksheet function. As a worksheet function, you can enter the PRODUCT function as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet.
Syntax of PRODUCT Function
=PRODUCT(number1, [number2], …)
Number1: The first number or range that you want to multiply.
Number 2: Additional numbers or ranges that you want to multiply, up to a maximum of 255 arguments.
This function is useful when you need to multiply many cells together. The PRODUCT function treats a blank cell as the value of 1 and not 0.
If a range of cells or an array that contains a blank cell is multiplied then there can be errors. In such case, you will have to ensure that no cell referenced in a PRODUCT function is allowed to be left blank.
We have created the infographics for the PRODUCT Function. With the help of these infographics, you can easily learn step by step process for using this excel functions.
Furthermore, Excel consists of many inbuilt functions which are helpful in the analytical and statistical study of number.
Simply follow the instructions in the infographics below:
In Excel 2007 and later, you can enter up to 255 number arguments. Whereas in Excel 2003, the function accepts up to 30 arguments.
Numbers and dates are always counted as numeric values. Each argument can be supplied as a single value or cell reference or as an array of values or cells.
#VALUE! error occurs when any of the arguments that are supplied directly to the function are not be interpreted as numeric values.
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