Convert to Number

is There a difference between addition values by using functions SUM(), the English version of SUM(), and the addition operation (+)? It turns out there is a difference.

VALUE()the English variant VALUE (), converts a text string into a number (where possible).

Copy NUMBER WORD EXCEL isn't that rare. To avoid unwanted migration of digits to another string WORD it is customary to divide the digits Nonbreaking space (1 234 478,33). This was copied from WORD number accept text format (not paying attention to the format of the cell), which is not so easy to get rid of.

When copying Numerical data to EXCEL from other applications is that the Numbers are saved in Text format. If the worksheet numeric values stored as text, it can lead to errors when performing calculations. In some cases, you can quickly change the text format on numeric in several cells. will Perform this transformation by using paste Special from the clipboard.

Retrieve the number from the middle of a text string, for example, the string "Пет555ров" get "555".

Retrieve the number from the beginning of the text line, for example, the string "123Филатова" get "123".

Retrieve the number from the end of a text string, for example, the string "Филатова123" get "123".

If cell numeric values stored as text, it can lead to errors when performing calculations. Convert numbers stored as text to number format. 

When user input data, EXCEL tries to determine the type of the input data. If the data can be translated into the format of dates or numbers, EXCEL makes the appropriate conversion and formatting. The conversion is done "on the fly" after pressing ENTER key. Often text data really have a date format (1-05, 2.12) or numbers (000123456), but in fact they are not. In this case, you must prevent EXCEL to perform automatic conversion and formatting.