- value—The value, typically within a cell, to check
- This function is typically used inside of another function (e.g., IF, COUNTIF, or SUMIF)
This example references the following sheet information:
|Clothing Item||Item Number||Transaction Total||Units Sold|
Given the table above, here are some examples of using ISTEXT in a sheet:
|=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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