# How to use the Excel VALUE function

In this article, we will learn about how to use the VALUE function in Excel.

The VALUE function is an Excel conversion function. It converts text(date, time & currency) to a numeric value.
Syntax:

=VALUE (text)

Text: text could be date, time or currency

Note: It returns #value! error if any text (alphabets) occurs

Let’s understand this function using it an example.
Here we have different values and we will apply the same formula to the values to get the result. Use the formula

=VALUE(A2) Here as you can see value function returns the #value! error where alphanumeric value occurs. The VALUE function returns the numeric values corresponding to the text.

Hope you understood how to use VALUE function and referring cell in Excel. Explore more articles on Excel conversion function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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