Get the formula in a cell
The formula as text
- reference – Reference to cell or cell range.
You can use the FORMULATEXT function to extract a formula as text from a cell. Once extracted, you can work with the formula like any other text.
Remember that you can temporarily display all formula in a worksheet with a keyboard shortcut.
If you just want to test to see if a cell contains a formula or not, use the ISFORMULA function.
- If you use FORMULATEXT on a cell that doesn’t contain a formula, you’ll get an #N/A error.
- You can reference another workbook, but if the workbook is not open, you’ll get an #N/A error.
- FORMULATEXT was introduced in Excel 2013.