**Use TYPE Function in Excel:** Excel is a spreadsheet program that is developed for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It helps to perform calculations on your PC. The purpose of this software is to do complicated calculations which are difficult to do manually. If you want to find the type of the given value in Excel, then we suggest you use the TYPE Function.

This guide will help you to know the usage of **Excel Type Function **with its syntax, definition, and examples. Let’s get into this article!! Get an official version of** MS Excel** from the following link:

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## Definition of **TYPE Function**

- This function will
**return a type of value**in Excel. - It represents the type in
**five****categories**, as shown in the below table.

Type | Value |
---|---|

Number | 1 |

Text | 2 |

Logical | 4 |

Error | 16 |

Array | 64 |

**Syntax**

- Here, you will see the syntax of the TYPE function.
- To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to
**select a cell**and**enter the formula**in the following format. - Once you enter the formula, just
**click**on the**Enter**button to get the result.

**=TYPE(value)**

**Argument Definition:**

**Value** – The input value to which you want to find the type.

**Note:**

You must not use the Type function for the cell contains a formula. In this case, it returns the type of the output value.

**Example**

Let’s see some examples to make it clear how to apply the TYPE function in Excel.

- Initially, you have to
**open**your**Excel workbook**on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data. - For example, we have entered an input number in
**Cell B3**, and we are going to get the type for this input.

- Now, we need to
**enter**the**above-mentioned formula**to get the result.

- After entering the formula, you need to
**click**the**Enter**button to get the output, as shown below.

- In the following image, you will see a
**range of input values**, and we will see the type of each value with the help of the TYPE function.

- Once you get the first value, you can simply drag down the cell to fill the remaining values, as shown in the below image.

**Note:**

If you give the input value as “**TRUE**” or “**FALSE**” within the Quotation then, the TYPE Function considers as a string and returns the output as **2** (**text**).

**Bottom-Line**

By reading the above article, you can learn how to use **Excel Type Function**. We have also provided its syntax, definition, and examples. Drop your **feedback** in the comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage Aawexcel.com.

## Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to use the Excel TYPE function in your spreadsheet.

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