The Excel VALUE function converts text that appears in a recognized format (i.e. a number, date, or time format) into a numeric value. Normally, the VALUE function is not needed in Excel, because Excel automatically converts text to numeric values.
Convert text to a number
A numeric value.
text - Tthe text value to convert to a number.
Use the VALUE function to convert text to a numeric value.
The VALUE function converts text that appears in a recognized format (i.e. a number, date, or time format) into a numeric value.
Normally, Excel automatically converts text to numeric values as needed, so the VALUE function is not needed.
Microsoft states that the VALUE function is provided for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs.
Note: these is an experimental formula that uses a hard coded array constant, set down here for reference and comment. Casually tested only, so take care if you use or adapt.
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