VALUE

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Converts a text string that represents a number to a number.

Syntax

VALUE ( text )

Text is the text enclosed in quotation marks or a column reference containing the text you want to convert.

Remarks

  • Text can be in any of the constant number, date, or time formats. If text is not in one of these formats, VALUE returns the #VALUE! error value.

Example

Formula

Description (Result)

=VALUE("$1,000")

Number equivalent of the string (1000)

=VALUE("16:48:00")-VALUE("12:00:00")

The serial number equivalent to 4 hours and 48 minutes, which is "16:48:00"-"12:00:00" (0.2 or 4:48)

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