MS Excel: CHAR Function (WS)
Learn how to use the Excel CHAR function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel CHAR function returns the character based on the ASCII value.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel CHAR function is:
CHAR( ascii_value )
Parameters or Arguments
ascii_value is the ASCII value used to retrieve the character.
The CHAR function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
- Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
Type of Excel Function
The CHAR function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Example (as Worksheet Function)
Let's look at some Excel CHAR function examples and explore how you would use the CHAR function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel CHAR examples would return:
||would return "v"
||would return "@"
||would return "H"
||would return "m"
View a listing of the ASCII values.