Excel ISTEXT Function

Excel ISTEXT Function


The Excel ISTEXT function returns TRUE when a cell contains a text, and FALSE if not.


Test for a text value

Return value 

A logical value (TRUE or FALSE)


=ISTEXT (value)


  • value – The value to check.

Usage notes 

Use the ISTEXT function to check if value is text. ISTEXT will return TRUE when value is text.

For example, =ISTEXT(A1) will return TRUE if A1 contains “apple”.

Often, value is supplied as a cell address.

ISTEXT is part of a group of functions called the IS functions that return the logical values TRUE or FALSE.

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