Text functions (reference)

To get detailed information about a function, click its name in the first column.

Note   Version markers indicate the version of Excel a function was introduced. These functions aren't available in earlier versions. For example, a version marker of 2013 indicates that this function is available in Excel 2013 and all later versions.

Function

Description

ASC function

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

BAHTTEXT function

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

CHAR function

Returns the character specified by the code number

CLEAN function

Removes all nonprintable characters from text

CODE function

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

CONCATENATE function

Joins several text items into one text item

DBCS function
Excel 2013

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

DOLLAR function

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

EXACT function

Checks to see if two text values are identical

FIND, FINDB functions

Finds one text value within another (case-sensitive)

FIXED function

Formats a number as text with a fixed number of decimals

LEFT, LEFTB functions

Returns the leftmost characters from a text value

LEN, LENB functions

Returns the number of characters in a text string

LOWER function

Converts text to lowercase

MID, MIDB functions

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

NUMBERVALUE function
Excel 2013

Converts text to number in a locale-independent manner

PHONETIC function

Extracts the phonetic (furigana) characters from a text string

PROPER function

Capitalizes the first letter in each word of a text value

REPLACE, REPLACEB functions

Replaces characters within text

REPT function

Repeats text a given number of times

RIGHT, RIGHTB functions

Returns the rightmost characters from a text value

SEARCH, SEARCHB functions

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

SUBSTITUTE function

Substitutes new text for old text in a text string

T function

Converts its arguments to text

TEXT function

Formats a number and converts it to text

TRIM function

Removes spaces from text

UNICHAR function
Excel 2013

Returns the Unicode character that is references by the given numeric value

UNICODE function
Excel 2013

Returns the number (code point) that corresponds to the first character of the text

UPPER function

Converts text to uppercase

VALUE function

Converts a text argument to a number

  The calculated results of formulas and some Excel worksheet functions may differ slightly between a Windows PC using x86 or x86-64 architecture and a Windows RT PC using ARM architecture. Learn more about the differences.

Excel functions (by category)

Excel functions (alphabetical)

Applies To: Excel 2007, Excel Starter, Excel 2013, Excel Online, Excel 2010, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011



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