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# EXCEL FUNCTIONS-CHAR

## INTRODUCTION

*CHAR function comes under the TEXT category in Excel.*

CHAR function returns the character specified by an ANSI CHARACTER CODE (ASCII CODE ) from 0 to 255.

*ANSI, while the development of computing system defined the characters such as a to z, A TO Z, !,@ and so many other symbols with the ANSI CODE ranging from 0 to 255. *

*This function is specifically used if we need to convert the character set from one system to other or we can use if we need to use any character. *

## PURPOSE OF CHAR IN EXCEL

**CHAR FUNCTION returns the character specified by a number.(ANSI/ASCII CODE)(0-255)**

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## PREREQUISITES TO LEARN CHAR

THERE ARE A FEW PREREQUISITES WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS FUNCTION IN A BETTER WAY.

- Basic understanding of how to use a formula or function.
- Basic understanding of rows and columns in Excel.
- Some information about the financial terms is an advantage for the use of such formulas.
- Of course, Excel software.

## SYNTAX: CHAR

**The Syntax for the function is**

**= CHAR(NUMBER)**

NUMBER is any number CORRESPONDING TO A CHARACTER.(0 TO 255)

## EXAMPLES:CHAR FUNCTION IN EXCEL

### DATA SAMPLE

Let us check the different codes from 1 to 255.

We have written all the numbers (Codes) in one column.

The next column will be used to use the Char function on the code and check what it returns.

### STEPS TO USE CHAR

**=Char(number).**

## KNOWLEDGE BYTES

### WHAT ARE ANSI/ASCII CHARACTERS

**American National Standards Institute**.

A SPECIAL NUMBER WAS ASSIGNED FOR EVERY CHARACTER WHICH WE CALL AS CODE

### DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHAR AND CODE FUNCTIONS

CODE AND CHAR BOTH FUNCTIONS are related to the ANSI character set.

CHAR FUNCTION gives the CHARACTER of the given CODE as the solution whereas

CODE FUNCTION gives the ANSI CODE of the given character as the result.

Both functions act opposite to each other.

OTHER WAYS TO REACH THIS ARTICLE

## CHAR FUNCTION, CONVERT NUMBER TO SYMBOL,INSERT SYMBOL DIRECTLY, ANSI CHARACTER INSERTION

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