How Do I Use The Text Function To Format Numbers Or Dates As Text?

The TEXT function in Google Sheets allows you to format numbers or dates as text. This can be useful when you want to display a number or date in a specific format, or when you want to concatenate a number or date with other text.

Here’s how to use the TEXT function:

  1. In the cell where you want to display the result of the TEXT function, enter the formula: =TEXT(value, format)
  2. Replace “value” with the cell reference or value that you want to format as text.
  3. Replace “format” with the desired format for the text. You can use a variety of codes to specify the format, such as “0” for a rounded number, “0.00” for a number with two decimal places, “mm/dd/yyyy” for a date in the month/day/year format, etc.

Here are a few examples of how to use the TEXT function:

=TEXT(A1, “0.00”)

This formula formats the value in cell A1 as a number with two decimal places.

=TEXT(A1, “mm/dd/yyyy”)

This formula formats the value in cell A1 as a date in the month/day/year format.

=TEXT(A1, “0”) & ” apples”

This formula formats the value in cell A1 as a rounded number and concatenates it with the text “apples”.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.