[SOLVED] How to Convert Text to Number in Excel

[SOLVED] How to Convert Text to Number in Excel

Sometimes numbers are formatted as text in Excel when you really want actual numeric values. This causes errors in Excel calculations. He...

Sometimes numbers are formatted as text in Excel when you really want actual numeric values. This causes errors in Excel calculations. Hence, this article shows three different ways to convert text to number in Excel.

Method 1

Error Checking Options 


There is an error checking option in Excel that appears when the formula on a cell triggers an error, including the presence of cells containing numbers formatted as text. This appears as a small green triangle in the upper left corner of the cell.

If the cells with numbers formatted as text display this error indicator, use this error checking option to convert text to number in Excel.



To convert text to numbers using error checking options:

1. Select the cells with values that you want to convert.



2. Click the warning symbol > choose convert to number.



Method 2

Value Function


Excel has a value function which converts numbers formatted as text into an actual numeric value.

To convert text to numbers using value function, follow the formula below.



The cells with numbers formatted as text, the value function formulas, and the results of the formulas are in column A, B, and C, respectively.

Method 3

Add Zero


Adding zero to the number formatted as text forces Excel to treat the value as an actual number. This trick does the same as the value function.



The cells with numbers formatted as text, the add zero formulas, and the results of the formulas are in column A, B, and C, respectively.

If you learned how to convert text to number in Excel after reading this, kindly share this article or leave a comment below.

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