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MS Excel: CHR Function (VBA)

Learn how to use the Excel CHR function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel CHR function returns the character based on the ASCII value.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel CHR function is:

Chr( ascii_value )

Parameters or Arguments

ascii_value is the ASCII value used to retrieve the character.

Applies To

The CHR 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 CHR function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as VBA Function)

The CHR function can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let's look at some Excel CHR function examples and explore how to use the CHR function in Excel VBA code:

Chr (87) would return "W"
Chr (105) would return "i"

For example:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = Chr(87)

In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value "W".

View a listing of the ASCII values.