# Text Functions

This section contains descriptions of the Text functions.

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## ARABIC

Calculates the value of a Roman number. The value range must be between 0 and 3999.

### වාග් රීතිය

ARABIC("Text")

Text is the text that represents a Roman number.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(0) 1 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(0) 1 ආපසු එවයි.

## ASC

The ASC function converts full-width to half-width ASCII and katakana characters. Returns a text string.

See https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Calc/Features/JIS_and_ASC_functions for a conversion table.

### වාග් රීතිය

ASC("Text")

Text is the text that contains characters to be converted.

## BAHTTEXT

Converts a number to Thai text, including the Thai currency names.

### වාග් රීතිය

BAHTTEXT(Number)

Number is any number. "Baht" is appended to the integral part of the number, and "Satang" is appended to the decimal part of the number.

### උදාහරණය

=BAHTTEXT(12.65) returns a string in Thai characters with the meaning of "Twelve Baht and sixty five Satang".

## BASE

Converts a positive integer to a specified base into a text from the numbering system. The digits 0-9 and the letters A-Z are used.

### වාග් රීතිය

Number is the positive integer to be converted.

Radix indicates the base of the number system. It may be any positive integer between 2 and 36.

MinimumLength (optional) determines the minimum length of the character sequence that has been created. If the text is shorter than the indicated minimum length, zeros are added to the left of the string.

### උදාහරණය

=BASE(17;10;4) returns 0017 in the decimal system.

=BASE(17;2) returns 10001 in the binary system.

=BASE(255;16;4) returns 00FF in the hexadecimal system.

## CHAR

Converts a number into a character according to the current code table. The number can be a two-digit or three-digit integer number.

Codes greater than 127 may depend on your system's character mapping (for example iso-8859-1, iso-8859-2, Windows-1252, Windows-1250), and hence may not be portable.

### වාග් රීතිය

SIGN (සංඛ්‍යාව)

Number is a number between 1 and 255 representing the code value for the character.

### උදාහරණය

=CHAR(100) returns the character d.

="abc" & CHAR(10) & "def" inserts a newline character into the string.

## CLEAN

All non-printing characters are removed from the string.

### වාග් රීතිය

CLEAN("Text")

Text refers to the text from which to remove all non-printable characters.

## CODE

Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string.

### වාග් රීතිය

CODE("Text")

Text is the text for which the code of the first character is to be found.

Codes greater than 127 may depend on your system's character mapping (for example iso-8859-1, iso-8859-2, Windows-1252, Windows-1250), and hence may not be portable.

### උදාහරණය

=CODE("Hieronymus") returns 72, =CODE("hieroglyphic") returns 104.

The code used here does not refer to ASCII, but to the code table currently loaded.

## CONCATENATE

Combines several text strings into one string.

### වාග් රීතිය

CONCATENATE("Text1"; ...; "Text30")

Text 1; Text 2; ... represent up to 30 text passages which are to be combined into one string.

### උදාහරණය

=CONCATENATE("Good ";"Morning ";"Mrs. ";"Doe") returns: Good Morning Mrs. Doe.

## DECIMAL

Converts text with characters from a number system to a positive integer in the base radix given. The radix must be in the range 2 to 36. Spaces and tabs are ignored. The Text field is not case-sensitive.

If the radix is 16, a leading x or X or 0x or 0X, and an appended h or H, is disregarded. If the radix is 2, an appended b or B is disregarded. Other characters that do not belong to the number system generate an error.

### වාග් රීතිය

Text is the text to be converted. To differentiate between a hexadecimal number, such as A1 and the reference to cell A1, you must place the number in quotation marks, for example, "A1" or "FACE".

Radix indicates the base of the number system. It may be any positive integer between 2 and 36.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

## DOLLAR

Converts a number to an amount in the currency format, rounded to a specified decimal place. In the Value field enter the number to be converted to currency. Optionally, you may enter the number of decimal places in the Decimals field. If no value is specified, all numbers in currency format will be displayed with two decimal places.

You set the currency format in your system settings.

### වාග් රීතිය

DOLLAR(Value; Decimals)

Value is a number, a reference to a cell containing a number, or a formula which returns a number.

Decimals is the optional number of decimal places.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1) 1 ආපසු එවයි.

=DOLLAR(367.456;2) returns \$367.46. Use the decimal separator that corresponds to the current locale setting.

## EXACT

Compares two text strings and returns TRUE if they are identical. This function is case-sensitive.

### වාග් රීතිය

EXACT("Text1"; "Text2")

Text1 refers to the first text to compare.

Text2 is the second text to compare.

### උදාහරණය

=EXACT("microsystems";"Microsystems") returns FALSE.

## FIND

Returns the position of a string of text within another string.You can also define where to begin the search. The search term can be a number or any string of characters. The search is case-sensitive.

### වාග් රීතිය

FIND("FindText"; "Text"; Position)

FindText refers to the text to be found.

Text is the text where the search takes place.

Position (optional) is the position in the text from which the search starts.

### උදාහරණය

=FIND(76;998877665544) returns 6.

## FIXED

Returns a number as text with a specified number of decimal places and optional thousands separators.

### වාග් රීතිය

FIXED(Number; Decimals; NoThousandsSeparators)

Number refers to the number to be formatted.

Decimals refers to the number of decimal places to be displayed.

NoThousandsSeparators (optional) determines whether the thousands separator is used. If the parameter is a number not equal to 0, the thousands separator is suppressed. If the parameter is equal to 0 or if it is missing altogether, the thousands separators of your current locale setting are displayed.

### උදාහරණය

=FIXED(1234567.89;3) returns 1,234,567.890 as a text string.

=FIXED(1234567.89;3;1) returns 1234567.890 as a text string.

## JIS

The JIS function converts half-width to full-width ASCII and katakana characters. Returns a text string.

See https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Calc/Features/JIS_and_ASC_functions for a conversion table.

### වාග් රීතිය

JIS("Text")

Text is the text that contains characters to be converted.

## LEFT

Returns the first character or characters of a text.

### වාග් රීතිය

LEFT("Text"; Number)

Text is the text where the initial partial words are to be determined.

Number (optional) specifies the number of characters for the start text. If this parameter is not defined, one character is returned.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

## LEFTB

Returns the first characters of a DBCS text.

### වාග් රීතිය

LEFTB("Text"; Number_bytes)

Text is the text where the initial partial words are to be determined.

Number_bytes (optional) specifies the number of characters you want LEFTB to extract, based on bytes. If this parameter is not defined, one character is returned.

### උදාහරණය

LEFTB("中国";1) returns " " (1 byte is only half a DBCS character and a space character is returned instead).

LEFTB("中国";2) returns "中" (2 bytes constitute one complete DBCS character).

LEFTB("中国";3) returns "中 " (3 bytes constitute one DBCS character and a half; the last character returned is therefore a space character).

LEFTB("中国";4) returns "中国" (4 bytes constitute two complete DBCS characters).

LEFTB("office";3) returns "off" (3 non-DBCS characters each consisting of 1 byte).

## LEN

Returns the length of a string including spaces.

### වාග් රීතිය

LEN("Text")

සංඛ්‍යාව මෙය සළකුණ සොයා ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය සංඛ්‍යාවයි.

### උදාහරණය

=LEN("Good Afternoon") returns 14.

=SIGN(3.4) returns 1.

## LENB

For double-byte character set (DBCS) languages, returns the number of bytes used to represent the characters in a text string.

### වාග් රීතිය

LENB("Text")

සංඛ්‍යාව මෙය සළකුණ සොයා ගැනීමට අවශ්‍ය සංඛ්‍යාවයි.

### උදාහරණය

LENB("中") returns 2 (1 DBCS character consisting of 2 bytes).

LENB("中国") returns 4 (2 DBCS characters each consisting of 2 bytes).

LENB("office") returns 6 (6 non-DBCS characters each consisting of 1 byte).

=LENB("Good Afternoon") returns 14.

=LENB(12345.67) returns 8.

## LOWER

Converts all uppercase letters in a text string to lowercase.

### වාග් රීතිය

LOWER("Text")

Text refers to the text to be converted.

### උදාහරණය

=SIGN(3.4) returns 1.

## MID

Returns a text string of a text. The parameters specify the starting position and the number of characters.

### වාග් රීතිය

MID("Text"; Start; Number)

Text is the text containing the characters to extract.

Start is the position of the first character in the text to extract.

Number specifies the number of characters in the part of the text.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

## MIDB

Returns a text string of a DBCS text. The parameters specify the starting position and the number of characters.

### වාග් රීතිය

MIDB("Text"; Start; Number_bytes)

Text is the text containing the characters to extract.

Start is the position of the first character in the text to extract.

Number_bytes specifies the number of characters MIDB will return from text, in bytes.

### උදාහරණය

MIDB("中国";1;0) returns "" (0 bytes is always an empty string).

MIDB("中国";1;1) returns " " (1 byte is only half a DBCS character and therefore the result is a space character).

MIDB("中国";1;2) returns "中" (2 bytes constitute one complete DBCS character).

MIDB("中国";1;3) returns "中 " (3 bytes constitute one and a half DBCS character; the last byte results in a space character).

MIDB("中国";1;4) returns "中国" (4 bytes constitute two complete DBCS characters).

MIDB("中国";2;1) returns " " (byte position 2 is not at the beginning of a character in a DBCS string; 1 space character is returned).

MIDB("中国";2;2) returns " " (byte position 2 points to the last half of the first character in the DBCS string; the 2 bytes asked for therefore constitutes the last half of the first character and the first half of the second character in the string; 2 space characters are therefore returned).

MIDB("中国";2;3) returns " 国" (byte position 2 is not at the beginning of a character in a DBCS string; a space character is returned for byte position 2).

MIDB("中国";3;1) returns " " (byte position 3 is at the beginning of a character in a DBCS string, but 1 byte is only half a DBCS character and a space character is therefore returned instead).

MIDB("中国";3;2) returns "国" (byte position 3 is at the beginning of a character in a DBCS string, and 2 bytes constitute one DBCS character).

MIDB("office";2;3) returns "ffi" (byte position 2 is at the beginning of a character in a non-DBCS string, and 3 bytes of a non-DBCS string constitute 3 characters).

## PROPER

Capitalizes the first letter in all words of a text string.

### වාග් රීතිය

PROPER("Text")

Text refers to the text to be converted.

### උදාහරණය

=PROPER("open office") returns Open Office.

## REPLACE

Replaces part of a text string with a different text string. This function can be used to replace both characters and numbers (which are automatically converted to text). The result of the function is always displayed as text. If you intend to perform further calculations with a number which has been replaced by text, you will need to convert it back to a number using the VALUE function.

Any text containing numbers must be enclosed in quotation marks if you do not want it to be interpreted as a number and automatically converted to text.

### වාග් රීතිය

REPLACE("Text"; Position; Length; "NewText")

Text refers to text of which a part will be replaced.

Position refers to the position within the text where the replacement will begin.

Length is the number of characters in Text to be replaced.

NewText refers to the text which replaces Text.

### උදාහරණය

=REPLACE("1234567";1;1;"444") returns "444234567". One character at position 1 is replaced by the complete NewText.

## REPT

Repeats a character string by the given number of copies.

### වාග් රීතිය

REPT("Text"; Number)

Text is the text to be repeated.

Number is the number of repetitions.

The result can be a maximum of 255 characters.

### උදාහරණය

=REPT("Good morning";2) returns Good morningGood morning.

## RIGHT

Returns the last character or characters of a text.

### වාග් රීතිය

RIGHT("Text"; Number)

Text is the text of which the right part is to be determined.

Number (optional) is the number of characters from the right part of the text.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

## RIGHTB

Returns the last character or characters of a text with double bytes characters sets (DBCS).

### වාග් රීතිය

RIGHTB("Text"; Number_bytes)

Text is the text of which the right part is to be determined.

Number_bytes (optional) specifies the number of characters you want RIGHTB to extract, based on bytes.

### උදාහරණය

RIGHTB("中国";1) returns " " (1 byte is only half a DBCS character and a space character is returned instead).

RIGHTB("中国";2) returns "国" (2 bytes constitute one complete DBCS character).

RIGHTB("中国";3) returns " 国" (3 bytes constitute one half DBCS character and one whole DBCS character; a space is returned for the first half).

RIGHTB("中国";4) returns "中国" (4 bytes constitute two complete DBCS characters).

RIGHTB("office";3) returns "ice" (3 non-DBCS characters each consisting of 1 byte).

## ROMAN

Converts a number into a Roman numeral. The value range must be between 0 and 3999, the modes can be integers from 0 to 4.

### වාග් රීතිය

ROMAN(Number; Mode)

Number මෙය වැටයිය යුතු අංකය වෙයි.

Mode (optional) indicates the degree of simplification. The higher the value, the greater is the simplification of the Roman number.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

=ODD(1.2) 3 ආපසු එවයි.

## SEARCH

Returns the position of a text segment within a character string. You can set the start of the search as an option. The search text can be a number or any sequence of characters. The search is not case-sensitive.

The search supports regular expressions. You can enter "all.*", for example to find the first location of "all" followed by any characters. If you want to search for a text that is also a regular expression, you must precede every character with a \ character. You can switch the automatic evaluation of regular expression on and off in - LibreOffice Calc - Calculate.

### වාග් රීතිය

SEARCH("FindText"; "Text"; Position)

FindText is the text to be searched for.

Text is the text where the search will take place.

Position (optional) is the position in the text where the search is to start.

### උදාහරණය

=SEARCH(54;998877665544) returns 10.

## SUBSTITUTE

Substitutes new text for old text in a string.

### වාග් රීතිය

SUBSTITUTE("Text"; "SearchText"; "NewText"; Occurrence)

Text is the text in which text segments are to be exchanged.

SearchText is the text segment that is to be replaced (a number of times).

NewText is the text that is to replace the text segment.

Occurrence (optional) indicates which occurrence of the search text is to be replaced. If this parameter is missing the search text is replaced throughout.

### උදාහරණය

=SUBSTITUTE("123123123";"3";"abc") returns 12abc12abc12abc.

=SUBSTITUTE("123123123";"3";"abc";2) returns 12312abc123.

## T

This function returns the target text, or a blank text string if the target is not text.

### වාග් රීතිය

T(Value)

If Value is a text string or refers to a text string, T returns that text string; otherwise it returns a blank text string.

### උදාහරණය

=T(12345) returns an empty string.

=T("12345") returns the string 12345.

## TEXT

Converts a number into text according to a given format.

### වාග් රීතිය

TEXT(Number; Format)

Number is the numerical value to be converted.

Format is the text which defines the format. Use decimal and thousands separators according to the language set in the cell format.

### උදාහරණය

=TEXT(12.34567;"###.##") returns the text 12.35

=TEXT(12.34567;"000.00") returns the text 012.35

## TRIM

Removes spaces from a string, leaving only a single space character between words.

### වාග් රීතිය

TRIM("Text")

Text refers to text in which spaces are to be removed.

### උදාහරණය

=TRIM(" hello world ") returns hello world without leading and trailing spaces and with single space between words.

## UNICHAR

Converts a code number into a Unicode character or letter.

UNICHAR(number)

## UNICODE

Returns the numeric code for the first Unicode character in a text string.

UNICODE("Text")

## UPPER

Converts the string specified in the text field to uppercase.

### වාග් රීතිය

UPPER("Text")

Text refers to the lower case letters you want to convert to upper case.

### උදාහරණය

=UPPER("Good Morning") returns GOOD MORNING.

## VALUE

Converts a text string into a number.

### වාග් රීතිය

VALUE("Text")

Text is the text to be converted to a number.

### උදාහරණය

=ODD(1) 1 ආපසු එවයි.