The ARRAYTOTEXT function returns an array of text values from any specified range. It passes text values unchanged, and converts non-text values to text.

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ARRAYTOTEXT(array, [format])

The ARRAYTOTEXT function syntax has the following arguments.





The array to return as text.



The format of the returned data, one of two values:

  • 0   Default. Concise format that is easy to read. The text returned will be the same as the text rendered in a cell that has general formatting applied.

  • 1   Strict format that includes escape characters and row delimiters. Generates a string that can be parsed when entered into the formula bar. Encapsulates returned strings in quotes except for Booleans, Numbers and Errors.


  • The concise format returns a list of values inside one cell, whereas the strict format returns an array of the same size and shape as the input.

  • If format is anything other than 0 or 1, ARRAYTOTEXT returns the #VALUE! error value.

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