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VBA Val Function

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Last updated on July 19, 2021

This tutorial will demonstrate how to use the Val VBA function.

Val Function

VBA Val Convert Expression to Number

The VBA Val function converts an expression to a number. Val function will return 0 if the first character is non-numerical. It ignores spaces and it will stop evaluating as soon as it finds a character that has no numerical meaning.

Sub ValExample_1()
MsgBox Val("Hello World!")  'Result is: 0
MsgBox Val("1Hello World!") 'Result is: 1
MsgBox Val("Hello World!1") 'Result is: 0

MsgBox Val("1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500, United States")
'Result is: 1600

MsgBox Val("1 2  3   4  5")  'Result is: 12345
MsgBox Val("1 2A  3   4  5") 'Result is: 12

MsgBox Val("12.34 5")  'Result is: 12.345
MsgBox Val("67,8 9  ") 'Result is: 67

MsgBox Val("27 28 High Street")      'Result is: 2728
MsgBox Val("    27  28 High Street") 'Result is: 2728
MsgBox Val("27 - 28 High Street")    'Result is: 27

End Sub


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