Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies
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Excel's text functions are very helpful when you're working with names, addresses, customer lists, or any other text-based data. Here is list of Excel functions associated with text, along with a description of what each function does:
Function Description
LEFT Extracts one or more characters from the left side of a text string
RIGHT Extracts one or more characters from the right side of a text string
MID Extracts characters from the middle of a text string; you specify which character position to start from and how many characters to include
CONCATENATE Assembles two or more text strings into one
REPLACE Replaces part of a text string with other text
LOWER Converts a text string to all lowercase
UPPER Converts a text string to all uppercase
PROPER Converts a text string to proper case
LEN Returns a text string’s length (number of characters)

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Ken Bluttman is a veteran software and web developer specializing in Excel/VBA and database-centric web applications. He has written articles and books on topics like Office/VBA development, XML, SQL Server, and InfoPath. Ken is the author of Excel Charts For Dummies and all previous editions of Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies.

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