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Excel UNICODE Function

The Excel UNICODE function returns the number based on the first character of the given text.




Text (Required): The character or text string you want to convert to corresponding number.

Return Value

Numeric value

Function Notes

1. #VALUE! error occurs if:

  • Text contains partial surrogates;
  • Data types are invalid.

2. It returns the Unicode number value only for the first character of the text.


Supposing there is a list of Unicode characters you need to convert to numbers as the below screenshot shown, please do as follows to get it down with the UNICODE function.

Select a blank cell to output the result, copy the below formula into it and drag the Fill Handle to apply the formula to other cells.

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