Excel NUMBERVALUE function
Sometimes, you may have a list of numbers which are imported into the worksheet as text format as following screenshot shown. Excel can’t recognize them as regular numbers. In this case, how could you convert these cells to normal numbers? Actually, the NUMBERVALUE function in Excel can help you to convert the numbers in text format to numeric values quickly and easily.
The syntax for the NUMBERVALUE function in Excel is:
Return the real number from number is stored as text.
Example 1: Basic uses of the NUMBERVALUE function
Supposing, I have a list of numbers which are stored as text format, and I specify the decimal-separator and group-separator separately for each number as following screenshot shown.
To convert the text to real number format, please apply the below formula:
And then, drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and you will get the result as below screenshot shown:
1. In this formula, A2 is the cell contains the text you want to convert, B2 is the decimal-separator in the text, and C2 contains the group-separator.
2. You can also use the text strings to replace the cell references in the above formula as this:
Example 2: NUMBERVALUE function is used for dealing with the percentage values
If the text ends in one or more percent signs (%), they will be used in the calculation of the result. If there are multiple percent signs, the NUMBERVALUE function will consider each sign and produce the results accordingly. See screenshot:
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