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MS Excel: CSTR Function (VBA)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel CSTR function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel CSTR function converts a value to a string.


The syntax for the CSTR function in Microsoft Excel is:

CStr( expression )

Parameters or Arguments

The value to convert to a string.

Applies To

The CSTR function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

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

  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as VBA Function)

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

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

Dim LValue As String

LValue = CStr(8)

The LValue variable would now contain the string value of "8".