T Function

Description

T function returns the text referred to by value.

Syntax

T(value)

Parameters

value Required. The value you want to test.

Remarks

  • If value is or refers to text, T returns value. If value does not refer to text, T returns "" (empty text).
  • You do not generally need to use the T function in a formula because Microsoft Excel automatically converts values as necessary. This function is provided for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs.

Examples

Example 1

The example may be easier to understand if you copy A1:C14 to a blank worksheet.

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Data
Excel
2014-12-24
15:04
TRUE
FALSE
2013
Formula Result Description
=T(A2) Excel Because the value is text, the text is returned.
=T(A3) Because the value is a data value, empty text is returned.
=T(A4) Because the value is a time value, empty text is returned.
=T(A5) Because the value is a logical value, empty text is returned.
=T(A6) Because the value is a logical value, empty text is returned.
=T(A7) Because the value is a number, empty text is returned.

Example 2: get active Worksheet name

  1. On the Formulas tab, in the Defined Names group, click Define Name.
  2. In the New Name dialog box, in the Name box, type the name that you want to use for your reference, for this example, type SheetName.
  3. To specify the scope of the name, in the Scope drop-down list box, select Workbook or the name of a worksheet in the workbook. In this example, we select Workbook.
  4. Optionally, in the Comment box, enter a descriptive comment up to 255 characters.
  5. In the Refers to box, enter the formula:
    =GET.WORKBOOK(1)&T(NOW())

    Get active worksheet name

  6. To finish and return to the worksheet, click OK.
  7. Use the defined Name: in cell A1, enter the formula:
    =SheetName
  8. Now, A1 will return the active Worksheet name, if you change the active Worksheet Name, A1 will automatic change the value immediately.

Why not use T(NOW()) formula? Because use T(NOW()) formula you don't need to recalculate the formula, it'll return the value immediately.

Furthermore, you can use CELL function To get active Worksheet name.

See also: Excel text functions

ASC
Changes full-width (double-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to half-width (single-byte) characters
BAHTTEXT
Converts a number to text, using the ß (baht) currency format
CHAR
Returns the character specified by the code number
CLEAN
Removes all nonprintable characters from text
CODE
Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string
CONCATENATE
Joins several text items into one text item
DOLLAR
Converts a number to text, using the $ (dollar) currency format
EXACT
Checks to see if two text values are identical
FIND, FINDB
Finds one text value within another (case-sensitive)
FIXED
Formats a number as text with a fixed number of decimals
WIDECHAR
Changes half-width (single-byte) English letters or katakana within a character string to full-width (double-byte) characters
LEFT, LEFTB
Returns the leftmost characters from a text value
LEN, LENB
Returns the number of characters in a text string
LOWER
Converts text to lowercase
MID, MIDB
Returns a specific number of characters from a text string starting at the position you specify
PHONETIC
Extracts the phonetic (furigana) characters from a text string
PROPER
Capitalizes the first letter in each word of a text value
REPLACE, REPLACEB
Replaces characters within text
REPT
Repeats text a given number of times
RIGHT, RIGHTB
Returns the rightmost characters from a text value
SEARCH, SEARCHB
Finds one text value within another (not case-sensitive)
SUBSTITUTE
Substitutes new text for old text in a text string
T
Converts its arguments to text
TEXT
Formats a number and converts it to text
TRIM
Removes spaces from text
UPPER
Converts text to uppercase
VALUE
Converts a text argument to a number

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