### Excel ISTEXT Function

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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the **Excel ISTEXT Function** in Excel to test if a cell is text, with formula examples.

## ISTEXT Function Description:

The ISTEXT Function Test if cell is text. Returns TRUE or FALSE.

## Formula Examples:

Example | Formula | Result |
---|---|---|

Blank | =ISTEXT(C5) | False |

Text | =ISTEXT(C6) | True |

Number | =ISTEXT(C7) | False |

Error | =ISTEXT(C8) | False |

## Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the ISTEXT Formula is:

1 |
=ISTEXT(VALUE) |

### Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

**value** – The test value

## Additional Notes

Use the ISTEXT Function to test if cell is text. true/false

## ISTEXT Examples in VBA

You can also use the ISTEXT function in VBA. Type:

`application.worksheetfunction.istext(value)`

For the function arguments (value, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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## How to use the ISTEXT Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:

`=AND(`

After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:

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 “=ISTEXT(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut **CTRL + A** (**A** for **A**rguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:

For more information about the ISTEXT Formula visit the

Microsoft Website.