CODE function

Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string. The returned code corresponds to the character set used by your computer.

Syntax

CODE (text)

Argument

Description

text

The text for which you want the code of the first character.

Character set

Operating environment

Character set

Macintosh

Macintosh character set

Windows

ANSI

To make the following example easier to understand, you can copy the data to a blank sheet and then enter the function underneath the data. Do not select the row or column headings (1, 2, 3... A, B, C...) when you copy the sample data to a blank sheet.

For mula

Description (Result)

=CODE ("A")

Displays the numeric code for A (65)

=CODE ("!")

Displays the numeric code for ! (33)

See also

CHAR function

List of all functions (by category)

Applies To: Excel for Mac 2011



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