Excel CHAR Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel CHAR function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.


The Excel CHAR function returns the character specified by a number (ASCII Value)

The CHAR function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Text Function.

The CHAR function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the CHAR function is as below:

Where the CHAR function argument is:

Number -This is a required argument. the number value is a ASCII value between 1 and 255.
Note: If you provided invalided number, such as: the number value is: <1 or >255, you will get an error from the excel CHAR function, it is like to be the “#VALUE!” error.
char error value


#1 get a character from number 65, 33,  in the computer’s character set
char 65

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