Converts a text string that represents a number to a number.

Syntax

VALUE(text)

Text     is the text enclosed in quotation marks or a column reference containing the text you want to convert.

Remark

Text can be in any of the constant number, date, or time formats. If text is not in one of these formats, VALUE returns the #VALUE! error value.

Examples

Formula

Description (Result)

=VALUE("$1,000")

Number equivalent of the string (1000)

=VALUE("16:48:00")-VALUE("12:00:00")

The serial number equivalent to 4 hours and 48 minutes, which is "16:48:00"-"12:00:00" (0.2 or 4:48)

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