In this tutorial, we will explore the use of the TEXT function in Microsoft Excel and learn how to apply it to change the formatting of our data. Whether you are looking to change the date, time, or number format, the TEXT function provides a simple and efficient way to do so.
The TEXT function in Microsoft Excel is a tool that allows you to change the formatting of a cell or a range of cells without altering the underlying data. It is particularly useful for formatting numbers, dates, and times to suit your needs.
The syntax for the TEXT function is as follows:
The value is the cell or range of cells that you want to format, while format_text is the new format you want to apply. The format_text is defined using codes such as “yyyy” for the year, “mm” for the month, “dd” for the day, “hh” for the hour, and “ss” for the second, among others.
Adding Symbols. You can use the TEXT formula to add symbols to values. To do this, you input the formula: =TEXT(value, “#$”). The “#” indicates the value of the cell.
Changing a number format. You can use the TEXT formula to change number formatting. To change a percentage to a fraction, input the formula =TEXT(value, “# ?/?”)
Changing a date to a day of the week. You can use the TEXT formula to change a date format to a day of the week. To do this, you can input the formula: =TEXT(value, “dddd’)
Concatenating TEXT. You can concatenate formatted text strings with other text strings to create a text format. To do this, input an equal sign (=) and the text you want closed with quotation marks (“”) with the ampersand (&).