## Purpose

## Return value

## Syntax

`=T(value)`

*value*- The value to return as text.

## How to use

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

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