Converts a text value that represents a number into a number
Sample usage
VALUE(LEFT(Cost5, 3)) * 4
Syntax
VALUE(text)

text
—The text value to convert
Usage notes
 You can use VALUE within another function to ensure that your formula returns a number. Certain formulas always return a value in text format, even if it looks like a number. This returns an error when you attempt to perform mathematical calculations on the text, such as in the following example:
=RIGHT("H.264", 3) * 2
Result: #INVALID DATA TYPE
The =RIGHT("H.264", 3) portion of the formula returns 264, which looks like a number, but it's actually stored in Smartsheet as text. Use VALUE to convert text to a numeric format, so that the formula doesn’t produce an error:
=VALUE(RIGHT("H.264", 3)) * 2
Result: 528
Examples
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