Convert Numbers Stored As Text When Using A Formula

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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

Tags: text-strings

Categories: formulas

Updated: October 11, 2018

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