CHAR

Returns the character specified by a number. Use CHAR to translate code page numbers you might get from files on other types of computers into characters.

Operating environment Character set
Macintosh Macintosh character set
Windows ANSI


Syntax

CHAR(number)

Number     is a number between 1 and 255 specifying which character you want. The character is from the character set used by your computer.

Example

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  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

 Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

Selecting an example from Help
  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
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Formula Description (Result)
=CHAR(65) Displays the 65 character in the set (A)
=CHAR(33) Displays the 33 character in the set (!)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003