T function

Returns the text referred to by value.

Syntax

T(value)

Value     is the value you want to test.

Remarks

  • If value is or refers to text, T returns value. If value does not refer to text, T returns "" (empty text).
  • You do not generally need to use the T function in a formula because Microsoft Excel automatically converts values as necessary. This function is provided for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs.

Example

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

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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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Rainfall
19
TRUE
Formula Description (Result)
=T(A2) Because the first value is text, the text is returned (Rainfall)
=T(A3) Because the second value is a number, empty text is returned ()
=T(A4) Because the third value is a logical value, empty text is returned ()
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007