Learn how to use the Excel CODE function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel CODE function returns the ASCII value of a character or the first character in a cell.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel CODE function is:
CODE( text )
text is the specified character to retrieve the ASCII value for. If there is more than one character, the function will return the ASCII value for the first character and ignore all of the characters after the first.
The CODE function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The CODE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel CODE function examples and explore how to use the CODE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel CODE examples would return:
=CODE(A1) Result: 116 =CODE(A2) Result: 84 =CODE(A3) Result: 84 =CODE("www.techonthenet.com") Result: 119