Str Function

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a Variant (String) representation of a number.



The required number argument is a Long containing any valid numeric expression.


When numbers are converted to strings, a leading space is always reserved for the sign of number. If number is positive, the returned string contains a leading space and the plus sign is implied.

Use the Format function to convert numeric values you want formatted as dates, times, or currency or in other user-defined formats. Unlike Str, the Format function doesn't include a leading space for the sign of number.

Note Note

The Str function recognizes only the period (.) as a valid decimal separator. When different decimal separators may be used (for example, in international applications), use CStr to convert a number to a string.

This example uses the Str function to return a string representation of a number. When a number is converted to a string, a leading space is always reserved for its sign.

Dim MyString
MyString = Str(459)    ' Returns " 459".
MyString = Str(-459.65)    ' Returns "-459.65".
MyString = Str(459.001)    ' Returns " 459.001".