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UNICODE function in Excel


The UNICODE function returns the Unicode number for the first character of a supplied text string. For example, the function returns the Unicode number “65” corresponding to the first letter of the text  “ABCD”.




text – The first text character for which the Unicode value required.


  • The UNICODE function was first introduced in the EXCEL 2013 version and it belongs to the text functions category.
  • The function will return the #VALUE! error if data types are not valid.

See the Microsoft Excel Official Website for further information on the function.

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