Google Sheets: How to Convert Text to Numbers (3 Examples)


You can use the following formulas to convert text to numbers in Google Sheets:

Method 1: Convert Text to Number

=VALUE(A1)

Method 2: Convert Currency to Number

=TO_PURE_NUMBER(A1)

Method 3: Extract Numbers from Text

=SPLIT(A1,CONCATENATE(SPLIT(A1,".0123456789")))

The following examples show how to use each formula in practice.

Example 1: Convert Text to Number

We can type the following formula into cell B2 to convert the text in cell A2 to a number:

=VALUE(A2)

We can copy and paste this formula down to the remaining cells in column B:

Google Sheets convert text to numbers

All of the cells in column B are now a number.

To verify this, we can type =ISNUMBER(B2) in cell C2:

We can see that the value in cell B2 is a number since the ISNUMBER() function returned TRUE.

Example 2: Convert Currency to Number

We can type the following formula into cell B2 to convert the currency value in cell A2 to a number:

=TO_PURE_NUMBER(A2)

We can copy and paste this formula down to the remaining cells in column B:

All of the cells in column B are now a number.

To verify this, we can type =ISNUMBER(B2) in cell C2:

We can see that the value in cell B2 is a number since the ISNUMBER() function returned TRUE.

Example 3: Extract Numbers from Text

We can type the following formula into cell B2 to extract numbers from the text in cell A2:

=SPLIT(A2,CONCATENATE(SPLIT(A2,".0123456789")))

We can copy and paste this formula down to the remaining cells in column B:

All of the cells in column B are now a number.

To verify this, we can type =ISNUMBER(B2) in cell C2:

We can see that the value in cell B2 is a number since the ISNUMBER() function returned TRUE.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Google Sheets:

How to Extract Substring in Google Sheets
How to Convert Dates to Strings in Google Sheets
How to Convert Between Month Name & Number in Google Sheets

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