The TEXT function in Excel returns a number in a specified number format, as text. This function will convert numeric numbers to text. This can be extremely useful for many applications.

Syntax:

 =Text(Value, format_text) 

Arguments:

  • Value – The numerical value that we want to convert to text
  • format_text – Format of the returned text. Must have double quotation marks.

Why use the TEXT Function? ­

  • You want to display dates in a specific format.
  • Display numbers in a better format.
  • Format a date or number in a text message.

Usage Examples:

Let’s look at the following examples.

TEXT Function