How to Add Units to Cells in Excel

This post will guide you how to add the specified units to a numerical value in Excel. How do I add units to a cell that contain numeric value in Excel 2013/2016.

Add Units to Cell with a Formula


Assuming that you have a list of data in range B2:B6, in which some numeric values. And you want to add one same unit to each cell in range B1:B4. How can I do it. You can try to use an Excel formula to convert a numerical value into a numerical result with text units in Excel. Like this:

=B2&” $”

Type this formula into cell C2, and press Enter key on your keyboard, and drag the AutoFill Handle from Cell C2 to Cell C6 to apply this formula.

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Add Units to Cell with Format Cells


You can also use Format Cells feature to achieve the same result of adding specialist units to a numerical result contained in a cell in Excel. Here are the steps:

#1 select your data list that contain numerical values.

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#2 right click on the selection, and choose Format Cells from the popup menu list. And the Format Cells dialog will open.

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#3 switch to Number tab in the Format Cells dialog box, and select Custom from the Category list, and then type the following number type in the Type text box.

0 “$”

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#4 click OK button to apply all the above changes.

#5 you would notice that the unit has been added to each cell in the selected range.

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