The Excel N Function

Figure 1. of Excel N Function

The purpose of the Excel N Function is to convert a value to a number. This is an in-built Function in Excel which we can categorize as an Information Function.

Operation Syntax

N(value)

The parameters of our formula/syntax are as follows

  • Value – A data value which we wish to convert to a number.

Note the following conditions

  1. If our data value = a number, our N Function will be determined as a number value.
  2. If our data value = a calendar date, our N Function will be determined as a serial number.
  3. If our data value = True, our N Function will be determined as 1.
  4. If our data value = False, our N Function will be determined as 0.
  5. If our data value = Error, our N Function will be determined as an Error.
  6. For any and all other types of data value, our N Function will be determined as 0!, or same.  

How to use the N Function in Excel

Based on the Excel worksheets displayed below, the attached N operation syntax would be determined as;

Figure 2. of Excel N Function

=N(A2)

-Determined as 1.

Figure 3. of Excel N Function.

=N(A3)

-Determined as 0

Figure 4. of Excel N Function.

=N(A4)

-Determined as 500

Figure 5. of Excel N Function.

=N(A5)

-Determined as 0

Figure 6. of Excel N Function.

=N(A6)

-Determined as 0

Figure 7. of Excel N Function.

=N(A7)

-Determined as 0

Figure 8. of Excel N Function.

=N(A8)

-Determined as same value/0!

The Excel N Function is a worksheet Function and is usually entered into an Excel worksheet as part of a formula.

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