ISTEXT

Checks whether a value is text.

Sample Usage

ISTEXT(A2)

ISTEXT("cat")

Syntax

ISTEXT(value)

  • value - The value to be verified as text.

    • ISTEXT returns TRUE if this is a text value or a reference to a cell containing a text value and FALSE otherwise.

Notes

  • This function is most often used in conjunction with IF in conditional statements.

  • Note that supplying the empty string to this function (e.g. ISTEXT("")) will cause it to return TRUE whereas a reference to a blank cell will return FALSE.

See Also

ISREF: Checks whether a value is a valid cell reference.

ISODD: Checks whether the provided value is odd.

ISNUMBER: Checks whether a value is a number.

ISNONTEXT: Checks whether a value is non-textual.

ISNA: Checks whether a value is the error `#N/A`.

ISLOGICAL: Checks whether a value is `TRUE` or `FALSE`.

ISEVEN: Checks whether the provided value is even.

ISERROR: Checks whether a value is an error.

ISERR: Checks whether a value is an error other than `#N/A`.

ISBLANK: Checks whether the referenced cell is empty.

IF: Returns one value if a logical expression is `TRUE` and another if it is `FALSE`.

Examples

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