The VALUETOTEXT function returns text from any specified value. It passes text values unchanged, and converts non-text values to text.

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Syntax

VALUETOTEXT(value, [format])

The VALUETOTEXT function syntax has the following arguments.

Argument

Description

value   

Required

The value to return as text.

format   

Optional

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.

Note: If format is anything other than 0 or 1, VALUETOTEXT returns the #VALUE! error value.

See Also

ARRAYTOTEXT function

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