# IS NOT EQUAL TO Formula

Hi All

Can someone explain how to construct a formula that sets something as ‘not equal to’…basically the opposite of the below which I am using to disable a button;

pageVars.ButtonLabel == “Stopped”

I know I can replicate the above using IS_EQUAL also, but I cannot see anything in the formula menu for IS_NOT_EQUAL to. Likewise, I cannot figure out the notation for ‘not equal’, like <> which is used in VBA or =!

I know there must be a simple answer!?

Hi, you can do “not equal to” comparisons with `!==`. The logic operator for NOT is `!`, there’s also a formula function `NOT()` that serves the same purpose, but I find the shorter notation convenient.