Excel VALUE Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel VALUE Function in Excel to convert a number stored as text into a number, with formula examples.

VALUE Function Description:

The VALUE Function Converts a number stored as text into a number.

Formula Examples:

value function examples

Example Formula Result
Number Stored as Text =VALUE(C5) 45
Remove Leading Zeros =VALUE(C6) 21
ERROR: Not a number =VALUE(C7) #VALUE!
Date Stored as Text =VALUE(C8) 42369

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the VALUE Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

text – A string of text. Reference a cell containing text, reference a cell whose formula results in text, or enter text directly into the Value function using parenthesis (example: “string of text”).

Additional Notes

Number stored as text can be in any Excel number format <> . This includes numbers, dates, times, exponents, and more.

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How to use the VALUE 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:
value 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 “=VALUE(” 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 value function in excel

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