ISNONTEXT Excel Formula


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In this tutorial, we will give all you need about the use of the ISNONTEXT excel formula. ISNONTEXT function in excel is useful to evaluate a data or cell content whether it is a non-text data or not before it gives the TRUE or FALSE logic value based on the evaluation result.


Why do We Need to Learn ISNONTEXT Function in Excel?


In the data processing on the excel, sometimes you need to identify whether data is a non-text or not. This is needed for some processes like identifying the cause of an error from a formula or makes sure that each data that we have is ready to be processed as needed. Error cause or processing readiness identification can be related to the processing of a particular data kind that can produce an error if it is not the right kind of data to process.

As an example in our work, imagine we do processing in the spreadsheet for sales performance indicator numbers of a product where the data is gotten from an external source. If we are not careful, then maybe things like sales dates or quantities that we want to process are actually texts which can disturb or make errors on the processing process that we do to them. To make sure their “cleanliness” from texts so the processing process can be smooth, then it will be nice if we can do data kind checking first. But, if there are many entries that we have to check, then maybe we will spend too much time to do the checking. That excessive time should instead be used to do the main analysis when possible which is more fit for our needs.

To check whether the data are non-text or not much faster so we do not find errors when we process them, then you can use the ISNONTEXT excel formula. ISNONTEXT function in excel is useful in evaluating whether a data is a non-text or not and gives a TRUE or FALSE logic value based on the evaluation result. It is very useful to be understood and used if you often deal with the problem of non-text or text data in your processing process when you use the spreadsheet tool.


What is ISNONTEXT Excel Formula?


ISNONTEXT excel formula is a formula with the usage objective to evaluate a data whether it is a non-text or not and gives the TRUE or FALSE logic value based on the evaluation result. ISNONTEXT excel formula is one of the IS formulas in spreadsheet besides others like ISERROR and ISNUMBER. Like the other IS, it is often used with the IF formula because IF can do further processing from the TRUE FALSE result.

Generally, the input of this function can be explained as follows:

=ISNONTEXT(value)


Note:
value = something that you want to check whether it is a non-text or not


How to Use ISNONTEXT Function in Excel?


The following will explain the step-by-step writing of ISNONTEXT function in excel. ISNONTEXT function in excel only needs one input which is the data that you want to check whether it is a non-text or not.


Using ISNONTEXT Excel Formula

  1. Type equal sign ( = ) in the cell where you want to put the result in

    ISNONTEXT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 1

  2. Type ISNONTEXT (can be with large and small letters) and open bracket sign after =

    ISNONTEXT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 2

  3. Input the data / the process that produces the data / cell coordinate where it is located after open bracket sign

    ISNONTEXT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 3

  4. Type close bracket sign

    ISNONTEXT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 4

  5. Press Enter
  6. The process is done!

    ISNONTEXT Excel Formula - Screenshot of Step 6



Exercise


After you have understood how to use the ISNONTEXT function in excel, now is the time you do the exercise to deepen your understanding.

Download the exercise file and answer all the questions. Download the answer key file if you have done the exercise so you can check your answers or probably when you are confused about how to do the exercise.

Link for the exercise file:
Download here

Questions

Fill your answers in the gray-colored cells on each row number which is appropriate by using ISNONTEXT function in excel to help you.
  1. Is the cell content on the left non-text? Answer with TRUE or FALSE!
  2. Is the cell content on the left non-text? Answer with “V” if yes and “X” if not! Use the IF formula to help you answer this question.
  3. Is the cell content on the left non-text? Sum it with 100 if it is true and convert it to 0 if false. Use IF again so you can answer it easily!

Link for the answer key file:
Download here


Additional Note


ISNONTEXT excel formula will produce TRUE on every non-text input, including an error or an empty cell.



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