Val()

Val()

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VAL() converts a character expression to a numeric format. It is the opposite of the function STR().

 

NOTE: If VAL() encounters any non-numeric related characters, it stops converting the expression at that point. If this happens before VAL() has come to the numeric part of the string, then it returns 0.

 

 

Function Format

 

VAL(string) 

 

 

Return Value

 

VAL() returns a numeric value 

 

 

Examples

 

VAL("12.085") = 12.085 

 

VAL("-10") = -10 

 

VAL("5548A") = 5548 

 

VAL("5548A-12345") = 5548 

 

VAL("A-5548-12345") = 0