# VALUE Function (DAX)

Converts a text string that represents a number to a number.

VALUE(<text>)

#### Parameters

Term | Definition |
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text | The text to be converted. |

The converted number in decimal data type.

The value passed as the **text** parameter can be in any of the constant, number, date, or time formats recognized by Microsoft Excel and the Power Pivot Add-in. If **text** is not in one of these formats, an error is returned. For more information about Power Pivot data types, see Data Types Supported (SSAS Tabular).

You do not generally need to use the VALUE function in a formula because the Power Pivot add-in implicitly converts text to numbers as necessary.

You can also use column references. For example, if you have a column that contains mixed number types, VALUE can be used to convert all values to a single numeric data type. However, if you use the VALUE function with a column that contains mixed numbers and text, the entire column is flagged with an error, because not all values in all rows can be converted to numbers.

The following formula converts the typed string, "3", into the numeric value 3.

=VALUE("3")