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Definition of ISNONTEXT

Checks whether a value is non-textual.

Sample Usage





  • value - The text to be checked.

    • ISNONTEXT returns FALSE if this is a text value or a reference to a cell containing a text value and TRUE otherwise.

    • When value is a reference to an empty cell, ISNONTEXT will return TRUE.

    • When value is an empty string, ISNONTEXT will return FALSE, as the empty string is considered text.


  • Nonprinting characters and whitespace count as text, so when ISNONTEXT is called on a cell containing such characters, the function will return FALSE even though the cell appears empty.

  • Numbers input as text, e.g. "1234" count as text, and will cause ISNONTEXT to return FALSE.

  • ISNONTEXT(value) is the logical equivalent of NOT(ISTEXT(value))

  • This function is most often used in conjunction with IF in conditional statements.

See Also

ISTEXT: Checks whether a value is text.

ISREF: Checks whether a value is a valid cell reference.

ISODD: Checks whether the provided value is odd.

ISNUMBER: Checks whether a value is a number.

ISNA: Checks whether a value is the error `#N/A`.

ISLOGICAL: Checks whether a value is `TRUE` or `FALSE`.

ISEVEN: Checks whether the provided value is even.

ISERROR: Checks whether a value is an error.

ISERR: Checks whether a value is an error other than `#N/A`.

ISBLANK: Checks whether the referenced cell is empty.

IF: Returns one value if a logical expression is `TRUE` and another if it is `FALSE`.

In order to use the ISNONTEXT formula, start with your edited Excellentable


Then type in the ISNONTEXT Formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:


Type in the complete ISNONTEXT formula for a cell as shown below:

Excellentable will generate the outcome when hitting enter. 



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