How to Use REPLACE in Google Sheets in 2020?

REPLACEReplaces part of a text string with a different text string.

Sample Usage

REPLACE(“Spreadsheets”, 1, 6, “Bed”)


REPLACE(text, position, length, new_text)

text – The text, a part of which will be replaced.

position – The position where the replacement will begin (starting from 1).

length – The number of characters in the text to be replaced.

new_text – The text which will be inserted into the original text.


This function returns text as the output. If a number is desired, try using the VALUE function in conjunction with this function.

See Also

REGEXREPLACE: Replaces part of a text string with a different text string using regular expressions.

SUBSTITUTE: Replaces existing text with new text in a string.