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Excel VALUE Function

The Excel VALUE function helps to convert a text string that represents a number (such as number, date or time format) into a number.




Text (Required): The text you want to convert to a number. It can be:

  • The text enclosed in quotation marks;
  • Or a reference to a cell containing the text.

Return Value

A numeric value.

Function Note

  • #VALUE! Error occurs if the text is not number, date, or time formats recognized by Microsoft Excel;
  • As Excel converts text to numeric values automatically as necessary, normally the VALUE function is not needed.


As the below screenshot shown, we are going to convert a list of text string into numbers. The VALUE function can help to achieve.

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

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