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TYPE: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use TYPE in Excel?

In Excel, you can use the TYPE function to convert a text string to a number, a date, or a logical value. For example, the following formula converts the text string "Hello" to the number 5:

=TYPE("Hello")

The following formula converts the text string "5/5/2015" to the date value 5/5/2015:

=TYPE("5/5/2015")

The following formula converts the text string "TRUE" to the logical value TRUE:

=TYPE("TRUE")

What is the syntax of TYPE in Excel?

The syntax of TYPE in Excel is as follows: TYPE(value)

value is the value that you want to determine the data type of.

What is an example of how to use TYPE in Excel?

In Excel, the TYPE function is used to return the type of a value. The function takes a value as an argument, and returns a number that corresponds to the type of the value. The number returned by the function can be used to determine how to treat the value. The following table shows the number returned by the TYPE function for different types of values.

NUMBER

The number returned by the TYPE function is 1. The number 1 is used to represent a number value.

When should you not use TYPE in Excel?

There are many instances when you should not use TYPE in Excel. One example is when you are trying to compare text values. In this case, the TYPE function will return the text values as numbers, which can produce inaccurate results. Additionally, the TYPE function can be used to convert numbers to text, which can also produce inaccurate results.

What are some similar formulae to TYPE in Excel?

There are a few similar formulae to TYPE in Excel. The most similar is the COUNTIF function, which counts the number of cells in a range that match a given criteria. The COUNTIF function is written as COUNTIF(Range, Criteria), where Range is the range of cells to count and Criteria is the criteria to match. Another similar function is the COUNT function, which counts the number of cells in a range that contain numbers. The COUNT function is written as COUNT(Range), where Range is the range of cells to count.

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