CODE function

Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string. The returned code corresponds to the character set used by your computer.

Operating environment Character set
Macintosh Macintosh character set
Windows ANSI


Syntax

CODE(text)

Text     is the text for which you want the code of the first character.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

ShowHow to copy an example

  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.
  3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
 
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Formula Description (Result)
=CODE("A") Displays the numeric code for A (65)
=CODE("!") Displays the numeric code for ! (33)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007