Checks whether a value is text
Sample Usage
IF(ISTEXT([Task Name]1), "This is text", "This is not text")
Syntax
ISTEXT(

value
 value—The value, typically within a cell, to check
Usage Notes
 This function is typically used inside of another function (e.g., IF, COUNTIF, or SUMIF)
Examples
This example references the following sheet information:
Clothing Item  Item Number  Transaction Total  Units Sold  

1  TShirt  C001  $1,170.00  78 
2  Pants  C002  $1,491.00  42 
3  Jacket  C003  $812.00  217 
Given the table above, here are some examples of using ISTEXT in a sheet:
Formula  Description  Result 

=SUMIF([Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], ISTEXT(@cell), [Units Sold]:[Units Sold])  Add the total of the values in the Units Sold column for rows where the value in the Clothing Item column is a text. All three rows meet the criteria.  337 
=IF(ISTEXT([Clothing Item]2), [Clothing Item]2 + " is a text value", [Clothing Item]2 + " is not a text value")  If the value in row 2 of the Clothing Item column is a text, return the value in that cell followed by is a text value. If the value isn't a text, return the value in that cell followed by is not a text value text string. 
Pants is a text value 
=COUNTIF([Clothing Item]3:[Units Sold]3, ISTEXT(@cell))  Count the number of cells in row 3 that are text values.  2 
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