Documentation/How Tos/Calc: VALUE function

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VALUE

Returns a number, given a text representation.

Syntax:

VALUE(text)

converts text to a number. text may represent: a number, including fractions, exponential notation and (locale dependent) decimal point and thousands separator; a percentage; or a date or time (the datetime serial number is returned).

Example:

VALUE("12")

returns 12 as a number.

VALUE("1,234.56")

returns 1234.56 if your locale recognises the thousands separator ',' and decimal point '.'.

VALUE("1 1/2")

returns 1.5 (fraction).

VALUE("1E3")

returns 1000 (exponential notation).

VALUE("50%")

returns 0.5 (percentage).

VALUE("2009-04-03")

returns the datetime serial number for 3rd April 2009.



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