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Use double quotes in Excel formulas

When you add double quotes in a formula in Excel, Excel will recognize the characters enclosed in the quotes as a part of the actual text. This tutorial explains how to use double quotes in Excel formula.

How to use double quotes in formulas in Excel?

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There are two ways for you to use the double quotes in formulas. They are:

  • 1. Without a function: Enclose text in double quotes directly.
  • 2. With a function: Display the double quotes by using the CHAR(34) function.

As the below example shown, D7 contains the below formula:

="A useful "&B5&" for "&""""&C5&""""

And returns the result: A useful Tool for "Excel".


  • 1. In this case, the text in C5 is wrapped inside double quotes (""). You can wrap the text in any cell with the below formula.
  • =""""&cell&""""
  • """": The 1st and the 4th quotes tell Excel this is text, and the 2nd quote tells Excel to escape the next 3rd double quote and takes it as a literal text. Here the result of """"&C5&"""" is "Excel".
  • 2. Additionally, you can use the CHAR function to insert double quotes in formula as well. See below formula:
  • ="A useful "&B5&" for "&CHAR(34)&C5&CHAR(34)
  • The CHAR(34) function returns a double quote (") and displays as literal text in cell.

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