Excel value function to convert text to numbers

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Numbers that are stored as text can cause unexpected results. Select the cells, and then click

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khổng lồ choose a convert option. Or, vì chưng the following if that button isn"t available.

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1. Select a column

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Select a column with this problem. If you don"t want to lớn convert the whole column, you can select one or more cells instead. Just be sure the cells you select are in the same column, otherwise this process won"t work. (See "Other ways to convert" below if you have this problem in more than one column.)


2. Click this button

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The Text to Columns button is typically used for splitting a column, but it can also be used lớn convert a single column of text khổng lồ numbers. On the Data tab, click Text to Columns.


3. Click Apply

The rest of the Text to lớn Columns wizard steps are best for splitting a column. Since you"re just converting text in a column, you can click Apply right away, và Excel will convert the cells.


4. Mix the format

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Press CTRL + 1 (or + 1 on the Mac). Then select any format.


Note: If you still see formulas that are not showing as numeric results, then you may have Show Formulas turned on. Go to lớn the Formulas tab và make sure Show Formulas is turned off.


1. Insert a new column

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Insert a new column next to lớn the cells with text. In this example, column E contains the text stored as numbers. Column F is the new column.


2. Use the VALUE function

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In one of the cells of the new column, type =VALUE() và inside the parentheses, type a cell reference that contains text stored as numbers. In this example it"s cell E23.


3. Rest your cursor here

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Now you"ll fill the cell"s formula down, into the other cells. If you"ve never done this before, here"s how to do it: Rest your cursor on the lower-right corner of the cell until it changes khổng lồ a plus sign.

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4. Click và drag down

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Click and drag down to lớn fill the formula to lớn the other cells. After that"s done, you can use this new column, or you can copy & paste these new values khổng lồ the original column. Here"s how to vì that: Select the cells with the new formula. Press CTRL + C. Click the first cell of the original column. Then on the Home tab, click the arrow below Paste, and then click Paste Special > Values.


If the steps above didn"t work, you can use this method, which can be used if you"re trying to lớn convert more than one column of text.

Select a blank cell that doesn"t have this problem, type the number 1 into it, & then press Enter.

Press CTRL + C khổng lồ copy the cell.

Select the cells that have numbers stored as text.

On the Home tab, click Paste > Paste Special.

Click Multiply, & then click OK. Excel multiplies each cell by 1, & in doing so, converts the text khổng lồ numbers.

Press CTRL + 1 (or + 1 on the Mac). Then select any format.


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