How to convert a numeric value into English words in Excel

This short article shows you how to convert a numeric value into English words in Excel using VBA.

You will realize when you put a Function in module then you can call it using = sign in the cell.

Create a Module, DO NOT put the below code in Sheet1, Sheet2 and so, paste the below code.

Option Explicit

‘Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

    Dim Dollars, Cents, Temp

    Dim DecimalPlace, Count

    ReDim Place(9) As String

    Place(2) = ” Thousand “

    Place(3) = ” Million “

    Place(4) = ” Billion “

    Place(5) = ” Trillion “

    ‘ String representation of amount.

    MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

    ‘ Position of decimal place 0 if none.

    DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, “.”)

    ‘ Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount.

    If DecimalPlace > 0 Then

        Cents = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & _

                  “00”, 2))

        MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace – 1))

    End If

    Count = 1

    Do While MyNumber <> “”

        Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))

        If Temp <> “” Then Dollars = Temp & Place(Count) & Dollars

        If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then

            MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) – 3)

        Else

            MyNumber = “”

        End If

        Count = Count + 1

    Loop

    Select Case Dollars

        Case “”

            Dollars = “No Dollars”

        Case “One”

            Dollars = “One Dollar”

         Case Else

            Dollars = Dollars & ” Dollars”

    End Select

    Select Case Cents

        Case “”

            Cents = ” and No Cents”

        Case “One”

            Cents = ” and One Cent”

              Case Else

            Cents = ” and ” & Cents & ” Cents”

    End Select

    SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents

End Function

     

‘ Converts a number from 100-999 into text

Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)

    Dim Result As String

    If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function

    MyNumber = Right(“000” & MyNumber, 3)

    ‘ Convert the hundreds place.

    If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> “0” Then

        Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & ” Hundred “

    End If

    ‘ Convert the tens and ones place.

    If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> “0” Then

        Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))

    Else

        Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))

    End If

    GetHundreds = Result

End Function

     

‘ Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text.

Function GetTens(TensText)

    Dim Result As String

    Result = “”           ‘ Null out the temporary function value.

    If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then   ‘ If value between 10-19…

        Select Case Val(TensText)

            Case 10: Result = “Ten”

            Case 11: Result = “Eleven”

            Case 12: Result = “Twelve”

            Case 13: Result = “Thirteen”

            Case 14: Result = “Fourteen”

            Case 15: Result = “Fifteen”

            Case 16: Result = “Sixteen”

            Case 17: Result = “Seventeen”

            Case 18: Result = “Eighteen”

            Case 19: Result = “Nineteen”

            Case Else

        End Select

    Else                                 ‘ If value between 20-99…

        Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))

            Case 2: Result = “Twenty “

            Case 3: Result = “Thirty “

            Case 4: Result = “Forty “

            Case 5: Result = “Fifty “

            Case 6: Result = “Sixty “

            Case 7: Result = “Seventy “

            Case 8: Result = “Eighty “

            Case 9: Result = “Ninety “

            Case Else

        End Select

        Result = Result & GetDigit _

            (Right(TensText, 1))  ‘ Retrieve ones place.

    End If

    GetTens = Result

End Function

    

‘ Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text.

Function GetDigit(Digit)

    Select Case Val(Digit)

        Case 1: GetDigit = “One”

        Case 2: GetDigit = “Two”

        Case 3: GetDigit = “Three”

        Case 4: GetDigit = “Four”

        Case 5: GetDigit = “Five”

        Case 6: GetDigit = “Six”

        Case 7: GetDigit = “Seven”

        Case 8: GetDigit = “Eight”

        Case 9: GetDigit = “Nine”

        Case Else: GetDigit = “”

    End Select

End Function

The put call the module in the cell like =SpellNumber(E1) then it will work.

You can also download the source code from http://onedrive.com. The sample file name No2Text.xlsm. My MSN ID is chanmmn@hotmail.com.

Reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/213360

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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