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# How To Use TO_PURE_NUMBER() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Converts a provided date/time, percentage, currency or other formatted numeric value to a pure number without formatting.

Common questions about the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula include:
1. What does the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula do?
2. What is the syntax of the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula?

The TO_PURE_NUMBER formula can be used appropriately to convert text or formulas in a cell to a numeric value.

The TO_PURE_NUMBER formula is commonly mistyped by leaving out the underscore between "TO" and "PURE".

Some common ways the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula is used inappropriately include using it to convert non-numeric values, such as dates, to a numeric value and applying the formula to a range of cells, which results in an incorrect outcome.

Common pitfalls when using the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula include forgetting to apply the formula to each cell that contains text or formula, entering the formula incorrectly, or incorrectly formatting your results.

Common mistakes when using the TO_PURE_NUMBER formula include entering an incorrect range of cells or not including the underscore between “TO” and “PURE”.

Common misconceptions people might have with the TO_PURE_NUMBER Formula are that it will automatically convert any text or formula into a numeric value, when in fact it only converts to a numeric value if the cell contains numerical data.

How To Actually Use TO_PURE_NUMBER() in Sheets

`TO_PURE_NUMBER(value)`

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