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simple formula but cannot get it work.

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the following is example of the data i have

i want to do a logical test to check whether the last 5 chars of cell string is numeric or text.

i do this =IF(ISTEXT(RIGHT(A2,5)+0),"Text","Numeric")  but it does not work.  


Column A
564654/AJJDNFD
8789788/5654554
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=IF(NOT(ISNUMBER(--RIGHT(A2,5))),"Text","Numeric")
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Hi,

pls try
=IF(ISNUMBER(RIGHT(A2,5)+0),"Numeric","Text")

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Another one....
=IF(ISERROR(RIGHT(A2,5)+0),"Text","Numeric")

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by:Brian B
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The formulae above all seem to work. The issue was your proposed formula didn't allow for the fact that adding a number to text produces a #value error. So applying that to your formula, any time your LEFT()+0 function should have returned text, you got an error, which is not text. Thus ISTEXT() returned FALSE and thus you IF() function returned "numeric".
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thank you all.
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