value() Function

Converts text representing a number into an actual number or datetime.

Syntax

value ( text, [format] )

text: (Text) The string of characters to be converted into a number or date.

format: (Text) The input format of the value, such as "mm/dd/yyyy".

Returns

Any Type

Notes

The text value checks for decimal points, slashes, hyphens, and colons to determine whether you are trying to have the function return a date or a number.

Examples

You can experiment with this function in the test box below.

Test Input

value("12/13/2005","mm/dd/yyyy") returns 12/13/05 12:00 AM GMT

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