In this article, we will learn How to Convert Number to Text Using the Excel Text Function in Microsoft Excel.
What is the TEXT function?
Excel treats values to many formats like number, date, time, text, percentage or currency. These can be changed into each other. The TEXT function in Excel is used to convert numbers into text. The fun part is you can format that number to show it in desired format. For example format a yy-mm-dd date into dd-mm-yy format. Add currency sign before a number and many more.
TEXT Function in Excel
TEXT function is a string function which convert any value to a given format. The result may seem that it is a number but its in text format.
Value : value to convert
Text_format : Format to convert
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have some examples to convert number to given value
Below text formula converts date format,
|=TEXT( date, “DD-MM-YY”)|
Sometimes you are needed to add 0 before some fixed digit of numbers like phone number or pin number. Use this Text formula to do so…
|=TEXT( 1234, “00000”)|
If have N digits of number than in text format argument write n+1 0s.
Write this text formula to add currency.
|=TEXT( 1234, “$0”)|
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