TYPE function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide

TYPE

Returns a number specifying the type of the given value.

 

Syntax

 

TYPE(value)
value: The value given as input. E.g. TRUE

TYPE function returns:

1 - if value is a number

2 - if value is a text

4 - if value is a boolean

16 - if value is an error

64 - if value is an array

128 - for any other type

 

Examples  

 

Formula

Result

=TYPE(TRUE)

4

=TYPE({4,3,2})

64

=TYPE("Zoho")

2


 Get a hands-on experience of the function in the embedded range below.



Possible Errors

 

Errors

Meaning

#N/A!

  • The function could not find the value it was asked to look for. Commonly occurs in VLOOKUP and similar functions.

#NAME!

  • The function name is incorrect or invalid.

  • The given defined name (if any) is invalid.

  • There is a typo in the defined name used in the function.

  • Double quotes are missing for text values in the function.

  • Colon missing in a cell range reference.

#VALUE!

  • The given argument's data type is incorrect or invalid.
    For example, the function =DATE(A1:A3) will return a #VALUE error when a text value is present in the range.

#REF!

  • The given cell reference is incorrect or invalid. This error may occur when a cell/range has been deleted, moved, or pasted over.

 

Similar Functions

  • ERRORTYPE

  • ISERROR

  • ISLOGICAL

  • ISNUMBER

  • ISTEXT


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