ISNONTEXT function

The ISNONTEXT function in Excel is a logical function used to determine whether a cell does not contain any text. It returns TRUE if the cell does not contain text and FALSE if it contains text. This function is useful when you need to check if a cell is empty or contains a numeric or date value.




valueThe value or reference to the cell you want to check. It can be a cell reference, a numeric value, a date, or any expression.

How to use

To use the ISNONTEXT function, follow these steps:

Step 1: Enter your data or formula in an Excel cell that you want to check for non-text content.

Step 2: In a different cell, enter the ISNONTEXT function and provide the cell reference or value you want to check as the argument. For example, if you want to check if cell A1 contains non-text content, use the formula:

Step 3: Press Enter, and the function will return either TRUE or FALSE. TRUE means the cell does not contain text, and FALSE means it contains text.

Step 4 (Optional): You can also nest the ISNONTEXT function within other formulas or use it in combination with other logical functions to create more complex criteria for your data analysis.


Here are some examples of how to use the ISNONTEXT function:

Example 1: Checking if a cell contains text in cell A1:

Example 2: Using ISNONTEXT with IF function to display a custom message if the cell contains text:

Example 3: Applying ISNONTEXT in combination with other logical functions for more advanced data analysis:

Note: The ISNONTEXT function is handy for various scenarios, such as data validation, conditional formatting, and data cleaning, where you need to differentiate between cells containing text and those without text.

Tomasz Decker is an Excel specialist, skilled in data analysis and financial modeling.