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Excel T Function

Excel T function
Summary 

The Excel T function returns text when given a text value and an empty string ("") for numbers, dates, and the logical values TRUE and FALSE. You can use the T function to remove values that are not text.

Purpose 
Filter text values only
Return value 
Value as text when text
Syntax 
=T (value)
Arguments 
  • value - The value to return as text.
Version 
Usage notes 

The Excel T function converts numbers, dates, and the logical values TRUE and FALSE into empty strings.  Text values and errors are not converted and pass through unaffected. You can use the T function to remove values that are not text.

The T function takes one argument, value, which can be a cell reference, a formula result, or a hardcoded value.

Examples

The T function returns text when given a text value and an empty string ("") for numbers, dates, and the logical values TRUE and FALSE. For example:

=T("apple") // returns "apple"
=T("NASA") // returns "NASA"
=T(100) // returns ""
=T(FALSE) // returns ""

In most cases, the T function is unnecessary, because Excel automatically converts values when needed. The T function is provided for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs.

Errors are not affected by the T function:

=T(3/0) // returns #DIV/0!
=T("#N/A") // returns #N/A

Notes

  1. The T function removes numeric values. The N function removes text values.

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