Is there a way to quickly check what attribute the data is in a cell in a spreadsheet

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I am aware that there are shortcuts that allow us to quickly convert or modify the attribute of data in a cell, but is there a way to determine whether a set of data or a list of data in a column has been stored as an int, string, date, etc.?

Without having to convert or update the data again just to be sure, I would like to be able to easily verify that the data I have in a column is recorded in the proper format or attribute.
Jan 8 in Others by Kithuzzz
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Excel will automatically make assumptions about the data. Like in Python and other coding languages, there is no datatype. The values of cells can be tested using functions.

Functions to look at istext(), isblank(), isnumber(), islogical(), iserr(), ...

so if you want to know the data type in B5.

=IFS(ISTEXT(B5),"String",ISBLANK(B5),"Null",ISNUMBER(B5),"Number",ISLOGICAL(B5),"Boolean",ISERR(B5),"Error")

Use a single quote before the number, such as "50," to turn it into a string. In Excel, a date is also a number. Multiply by 1 to change a string-stored number into a number.

answered Jan 8 by narikkadan
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