# MATLAB - if...elseif...elseif...else...end Statements

An if statement can be followed by one (or more) optional elseif... and an else statement, which is very useful to test various conditions.

When using if... elseif...else statements, there are few points to keep in mind −

• An if can have zero or one else's and it must come after any elseif's.

• An if can have zero to many elseif's and they must come before the else.

• Once an else if succeeds, none of the remaining elseif's or else's will be tested.

## Syntax

```if <expression 1>
% Executes when the expression 1 is true
<statement(s)>

elseif <expression 2>
% Executes when the boolean expression 2 is true
<statement(s)>

Elseif <expression 3>
% Executes when the boolean expression 3 is true
<statement(s)>

else
%  executes when the none of the above condition is true
<statement(s)>
end
```

## Example

Create a script file and type the following code in it −

```a = 100;
%check the boolean condition
if a == 10
% if condition is true then print the following
fprintf('Value of a is 10\n' );
elseif( a == 20 )
% if else if condition is true
fprintf('Value of a is 20\n' );
elseif a == 30
% if else if condition is true
fprintf('Value of a is 30\n' );
else
% if none of the conditions is true '
fprintf('None of the values are matching\n');
fprintf('Exact value of a is: %d\n', a );
end
```

When the above code is compiled and executed, it produces the following result −

```None of the values are matching
Exact value of a is: 100
```
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