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MS Excel: VALUE Function (WS)

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

Description

The Microsoft Excel VALUE function converts a text value that represents a number to a number.

Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel VALUE function is:

VALUE( text )

Parameters or Arguments

text is the text value to convert to a number. If text is not a number, the VALUE function will return #VALUE!.

Applies To

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

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel VALUE function examples and explore how to use the VALUE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel VALUE examples would return:

=VALUE(A1) would return 12345
=VALUE(A2) would return 768.8
=VALUE(A3) would return #VALUE!
=VALUE("67") would return 67