Excel CHAR Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel CHAR Function in Excel to return a character, with formula examples.

CHAR Function Description:

The CHAR Function Returns a character specified by a code number referring to the character set on your computer.

Formula Examples:

char function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =CHAR(C5) E
2 =CHAR(C6) e
3 =CHAR(C7) F
4 =CHAR(C8) f

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the CHAR Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

number – The number representing the character you wish to return.

Additional Notes

The CODE Function converts a code into the corresponding character. The CODE Function does the reverse. It converts a character into it’s corresponding code. ‘<


Return to the List of all Functions in Excel

How to use the CHAR Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
char formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=CHAR(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the char function in excel

For more information about the CHAR Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.


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