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There are a few ways to convert Numbers stored as Text using Formula. You can use:

- =VALUE() or =NUMBERVALUE() for floating point Numbers.
- =INT() if you just have whole Numbers
- =T() to retain formatting.

If you have a Number stored as Text in Cell A1 use any of the following:

```
'// converts a Number stored as Text into a Number
=VALUE(A1) '// whole Number
=INT(A1) ' // Converts text to a number, in a locale-independent way (new for Excel 2013)
=NUMBERVALUE(A1) '// if you have a Number stored as Text like 1,200 this will retain its comma formatting
=T(A1)
```

**Tags:** text-strings

**Categories:** formulas

**Updated:** October 11, 2018

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