Text functions (reference)

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Function

Description

ASC

Changes full-width (double-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to half-width (single-byte) characters

BAHTTEXT

Converts a number to text, using the ß (baht) currency format

CHAR

Returns the character specified by the code number

CLEAN

Removes all nonprintable characters from text

CODE

Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string

CONCATENATE

Joins several text items into one text item

DOLLAR

Converts a number to text, using the $ (dollar) currency format

EXACT

Checks to see if two text values are identical

FIND, FINDB

Finds one text value within another (case-sensitive)

FIXED

Formats a number as text with a fixed number of decimals

JIS

Changes half-width (single-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to full-width (double-byte) characters

LEFT, LEFTB

Returns the leftmost characters from a text value

LEN, LENB

Returns the number of characters in a text string

LOWER

Converts text to lowercase

MID, MIDB

Returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at the position you specify

PHONETIC

Extracts the phonetic (furigana) characters from a text string

PROPER

Capitalizes the first letter in each word of a text value

REPLACE, REPLACEB

Replaces characters within text

REPT

Repeats text a given number of times

RIGHT, RIGHTB

Returns the rightmost characters from a text value

SEARCH, SEARCHB

Finds one text value within another (not case-sensitive)

SUBSTITUTE

Substitutes new text for old text in a text string

T

Converts its arguments to text

TEXT

Formats a number and converts it to text

TRIM

Removes spaces from text

UPPER

Converts text to uppercase

VALUE

Converts a text argument to a number

Applies To: Excel 2007



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