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How To Use ISTEXT() Function in Google Sheets


Checks whether a value is text.

Common questions about the ISTEXT formula include:
- What does the ISTEXT formula do?
- How is the ISTEXT formula used in Google Sheets?

The ISTEXT formula can be used appropriately by checking if a cell in your spreadsheet contains text. If it does, the formula will return a “true”. This can be useful for quickly identifying cells that contain text data for further analysis or processing.

The ISTEXT formula can be commonly mistyped as “ISTEXT” or “IS-TEXT”. Also ISTXT, ISTXET, ISTXTT.

Some common ways the ISTEXT formula is used inappropriately is by entering the formula inside quotation marks or by entering the cell reference as a string.

Common pitfalls when using the ISTEXT formula include not having the cell reference in quotation marks, not specifying which cell should be checked, and incorrectly typing the formula name.

Common mistakes when using the ISTEXT Formula include mistyping the formula, using the wrong cell reference, and not enclosing the reference in quotation marks.

Common misconceptions people might have with the ISTEXT Formula include believing that it can be used to check if any cell contains a text entry, when in reality it only checks the specified cell. Additionally, some may not realize that the cell reference needs to be enclosed in quotation marks.

How To Actually Use ISTEXT() in Sheets


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