To remove the last n characters from a text string, you can use a formula based on the LEFT and LEN functions. You can use a formula like this to strip the last 3 characters, last 5 characters of a value, starting on the left. Formula =LEFT(text,LEN(text)-n) Note: there is no reason to use the VALUE function if you don’t…

# Tag: VALUE function

## Convert text to numbers using VALUE function in Excel

To convert simple text values to numbers, you can use the the VALUE function, or simply add zero as described below. Formula =VALUE(A1) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =VALUE(B5) Background Sometimes Excel ends up with text in a cell, when you really want a number. There are many reasons this might happen, and many ways…

## Assign points based on late time in Excel

It you need to assign points based on late time in Excel then this tutorials is for you. See the example below. To assign penalty points based on an amount of time late, you can use a nested IF formula. Formula = IF(time<VALUE(“0:05”),0, IF(time<VALUE(“0:15”),1, IF(time<VALUE(“0:30”),2, IF(time<VALUE(“0:60”),3, IF(time<VALUE(“4:00”),4, 5))))) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: = IF(D5<VALUE(“0:05”),0, IF(D5<VALUE(“0:15”),1, IF(D5<VALUE(“0:30”),2,…

## Convert Text to Numbers in Excel

By default, text is left-aligned and numbers are right-aligned in Excel. Atimes user enter inverted comma before inputting data values in a cell which automatically converts a number to text. This example teaches you how to convert ‘text strings that represent numbers’ to numbers. 1. Select the range A1:A4 and change the number format to General. 2. Numbers preceded by an apostrophe are also treated…