# How to Convert a String into a Formula in Excel

This post will guide you how to** convert a string into a formula** in Excel. How do I turn test strings to a formula for calculation.

**Convert a String into a Formula**

Assuming that you have a list of data in range C1:C4, which contains text string (Actually, they are all formulas, but they are shown as text string format), and you want to convert those test string into a formula for calculation. How to do it. You can create your own Excel Functions with VBA Code. It is also called as a User Defined Function. And it work the same way as Excel’s build-in standard functions. Just do the following steps:

**#1** open your excel workbook and then click on “**Visual Basic**” command under **DEVELOPER** Tab, or just press “**ALT+F11**” shortcut.

**#2** then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

**#3 **click “**Insert**” ->”**Module**” to create a new module.

**#4 **paste the below VBA code into the code window. Then clicking “**Save**” button.

Function EvaluateString(strTextString As String) Application.Volatile EvaluateString = Evaluate(strTextString) End Function

**#5** back to the current worksheet, then type the following formula in a blank cell, and then press **Enter** key. And drag the AutoFill Handle over to other cells.

**=EvaluateString(C1)**

You would notice that all strings in range C1:C4 have been converted as formulas.