# Text Formulas for the Calculated Column

September 6, 2012 9 Comments

This is a continuation of an attempt to group the information needed for Calculated Columns in a meaningful way. Some items appear on more than one list since this exercise can be subjective.

Examples of common formulas: Text formulas

## Other Text Functions:

AND function | Returns the logical value TRUE if all of the arguments are TRUE; returns FALSE if one or more arguments is FALSE. |

ASC function | For Double-byte character set (DBCS) languages, changes full-width (double-byte) characters to half-width (single-byte) characters. |

AVERAGEA function | Calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values in the list of arguments. |

CHAR function | Returns the character specified by a number. |

CHOOSE function | Uses index_num to return a value from the list of value arguments. |

CLEAN function | Removes all nonprintable characters from text. |

CODE function | Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string. |

CONCATENATE function | Use the CONCATENATE function to join several text strings into one string. |

COUNTA function | Counts the number of arguments that are not empty. |

DOLLAR function | Converts a number to text using currency format, with the decimals rounded to the specified place. |

EXACT function | Compares two text strings and returns the logical value TRUE if they are exactly the same, FALSE otherwise. |

FIND function | Finds one text string (find_text) within another text string (within_text), and returns the number of the starting position of find_text, from the first character of within_text. |

FIXED function | Rounds a number to the specified number of decimals, formats the number in decimal format using a period and commas, and returns the result as text. |

IF function | Returns one value if a condition you specify evaluates to TRUE and another value if it evaluates to FALSE. |

LEFT function | LEFT returns the first character or characters in a text string, based on the number of characters you specify. |

LEN function | LEN returns the number of characters in a text string. |

LOWER function | Converts all uppercase letters in a text string to lowercase. |

MAXA function | Returns the largest value in a list of arguments. |

Me function | Returns the current user name. |

MID function | MID returns a specific number of characters from a text string, starting at the position you specify, based on the number of characters you specify. |

MINA function | Returns the smallest value in the list of arguments. |

OR function | Returns Yes if any argument is TRUE; returns No if all arguments are FALSE. |

PROPER function | Capitalizes the first letter and any other letters that follow a non-letter character in a text string. |

REPLACE function | REPLACE replaces part of a text string, based on the number of characters you specify, with a different text string. |

REPT function | Repeats text a given number of times. |

RIGHT function | RIGHT returns the last characters in a text string, based on the number of characters you specify. |

ROMAN function | Converts an arabic numeral to roman, as text. |

SEARCH function | SEARCH returns the number of the character at which a specific character or text string is first found, beginning with start_num. |

T function | Returns the text referred to by value. |

TEXT function | Converts a value to text in a specific number format. |

TRIM function | Removes all spaces from text except for single spaces between words. |

TRUE function | Returns the logical value TRUE. |

UPPER function | Converts text to uppercase. |

USDOLLAR function | Converts a number to text using currency format, with the decimals rounded to the specified place. |

VALUE function | Converts a text string that represents a number to a number. |

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Good find.. I’m trying to come up with a formula that will convert K, M, or B into thousands, millions, or billions, with a value. I can’t seem to make this work:

Column [Enter Value] is text, and this column [Item Value] is numeric. User should enter data as 14m for 14 million, and so on. The expected result is to end up with a numeric value.

=IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”M”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value]),(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000000

,IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”B”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value]),(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000000000

,IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”K”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value]),(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000,0)))

Nevermind, I figured it out. Just took two hours of staring at it profusely.

=IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”K”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value],(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000)

,IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”M”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value],(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000000)

,IF(PROPER(RIGHT([Enter Value],1))=”B”,VALUE(LEFT([Enter Value],(LEN([Enter Value])-1))*1000000000),0)