# Excel formula unrecognised symbol

Hi

I have to reverse engineer an Excel spreadsheet and have come across a "pipe" (vertical bar) symbol in a formula, can anyone please explain this ??

= AND(\$L\$877>5.99|\$M\$877>5.99)
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That is probably due to regional settings. Depending on yours, change it to a ',' or to a ';'. Basically, whatever is the delimitator in your excel functions (like what separates IF parts (condition, true, false)
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It could well be an "or"
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EngineerCommented:
It is definitely a comma
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Check your or the users settings in the control panel for regional options ... see under additional settings what is selected for the list seperator.

Chris
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Author Commented:
So if it's a delimiter, should the formula translate to this???

= AND ( \$L\$877 > 5.99 OR \$M\$877 > 5.99 )

or;

= AND ( \$L\$877 > 5.99 AND \$M\$877 > 5.99 )

thanks
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No:
= AND ( \$L\$877 > 5.99,\$M\$877 > 5.99 )
for typical English regional settings.

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Author Commented:
In my regional settings the "|" (pipe) is a list seperator.
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Author Commented:
rorya:

thanks, could you translate the formula for me into English ?
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In that case the formula is correct as it is. The pipe is just separating the arguments of the AND function.
The formula returns true if both L877 and M877 are greater than 5.99
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