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TEXT

Converts a number into text according to a specified format.

Sample Usage

TEXT(1.23,"$0.00")

TEXT(A2,"#.###")

TEXT(24,"#.0?")

TEXT(DATE(1969,7,20),"yyyy-MM")

Syntax

TEXT(number, format)

  • number - The number, date, or time to format.

  • format - The pattern by which to format the number, enclosed in quotation marks.

    • 0 forces display of zeros if a number has fewer digits than the format specifies. For example, TEXT(12.3,"000.00") produces 012.30. Numbers which have more digits to the right of the decimal point than the pattern are rounded to the indicated number of places. For example, TEXT(12.305,"00.00") results in 12.31.

    • # is similar to 0 but does not force the display of zeros on either side of the decimal point. For example, TEXT(12.3,"###.##") produces 12.3.

Notes

  • The format argument to TEXT cannot contain an asterisk (*).

  • TEXT does not support the ? pattern in Google Sheets.

  • TEXT does not support fractional format patterns.

  • TEXT supports the following date and time patterns:

    • d for the day of the month as one or two digits.

    • dd for the day of the month as two digits.

    • ddd for the short name of the day of the week.

    • dddd for the full name of the day of the week.

    • m for the month of the year as one or two digits or the number of minutes in a time. Month will be used unless this code is provided with hours or seconds as part of a time.

    • mm for the month of the year as two digits or the number of minutes in a time. Month will be used unless this code is provided with hours or seconds as part of a time.

    • mmm for the short name of the month of the year.

    • mmmm for the full name of the month of the year.

    • mmmmm for the first letter in the month of the year.

    • yy for the year as two digits.

    • yyyy for the year as four digits.

    • HH for the hour on a 24-hour clock.

    • hh for the hour on a 12-hour clock.

    • ss for the seconds in a time.

    • ss.000 for milliseconds in a time.

    • AM/PM for displaying hours based on a 12-hour clock and showing AM or PM depending on the time of day.

  • Note that the date/time patterns and # or 0 cannot be mixed.

See Also

T: Returns string arguments as text.

FIXED: Formats a number with a fixed number of decimal places.

DOLLAR: Formats a number into the locale-specific currency format.

Examples

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