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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel TYPE Function in Excel to get the type of information containined in a cell, with formula examples.
TYPE Function Description:
The TYPE Function Returns an integer representing the type of value within the cell.
Syntax and Arguments:
The Syntax for the TYPE Formula is:
Function Arguments ( Inputs ):
value – The test value
Integer results from the TYPE Function: <
TYPE Examples in VBA
You can also use the TYPE function in VBA. Type:
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 TYPE 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:
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 “=TYPE(” 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:
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