Excel ISNONTEXT Function

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The Excel ISNONTEXT Function is listed under Microsoft Excel's Information Functions category. It returns TRUE if the value supplied (or the value in the cell referred) is a non-text value. With non-text means, means a number, date, a symbol, etc.

How to use it

To learn how to use the ISNONTEXT function in Excel, you need to understand its syntax and arguments:




  • value: A cell or a value that you want to test.


  • If a number is enclosed in double quotation marks will be treated as text and formula will return FALSE.


To master the ISNONTEXT function we need to try it out in an example, so make sure to check out the below one:

In the below example, we have used it with IF to deliver a message to the user if a non-text value will enter into the cell.

Related functions

This tutorial is the part of our Excel Functions with Examples (Function Guide) and below are some of the related functions:

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