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MS Excel: VALUE Function (WS)

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


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


The syntax for the VALUE function in Microsoft Excel is:

VALUE( text )

Parameters or Arguments

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 2016, 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 Excel spreadsheet above, the following VALUE examples would return:

Result: 12345

Result: 768.8

Result: #VALUE!

Result: 67