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Hi, I'm trying to have only numbers from one cell to another cell, ignoring letters. For example, if Cell A has "$5.4k" I need it to write 5.4 in the other cell.

Solved by F. L. in 23 mins

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Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:53

Hi

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:53

Welcome to Got IT Pro.

User
13/07/2018 - 05:54

Hello!

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:54

I have referred your requriement.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:54

You want number from the text?

User
13/07/2018 - 05:54

yes.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:55

Ok. I am working on it. Please give me few minutes.

User
13/07/2018 - 05:55

I have a funciton already that works, but it doesn't work for decimals for some reason when there are letters/.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:55

Please share it.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:56

=value(mid(A1,2,len(A1)-2))

User
13/07/2018 - 05:57

with my function it seems to break when there are decimals and letters combined

User
13/07/2018 - 05:57

it works when there are only decimals or only letters. but not when there are both

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:57

Please check in B1 cell.

User
13/07/2018 - 05:58

it seems to ignore decimal values

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 05:58

ok. You will not always have text at the end?

User
13/07/2018 - 05:58

usually I will.

User
13/07/2018 - 05:58

Let's assume that I will always have a lette at the end

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:01

5.3 can't be text. Is the format in text?

User
13/07/2018 - 06:02

under the format tab it says its automatic

User
13/07/2018 - 06:02

I can change it but the thing is I will be copying and pasting into the cell, so That will probably change the formatting every time

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:03

Yes. You have to use paste values only not with formatting.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:11

=value(if(iserror(value(mid(A1,len(A1),1))),mid(A1,1,len(A1)-1),value(mid(A1,1,len(A1)))))

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:12

Please use the above formula.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:12

I am checking whether it is text or not at the end, if it is text, then skip the last character, else, get the complete text and convert to value.

User
13/07/2018 - 06:13

brilliant

User
13/07/2018 - 06:13

so is there any requirements as far as formatting?

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:13

It is one of the complicated formulas, i have experienced.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:13

No need to worry about formatting.

User
13/07/2018 - 06:14

Does it only work when it is formatted as numbers

User
13/07/2018 - 06:14

ok great

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:14

As, I can see it is completely text.

User
13/07/2018 - 06:14

yes I've spent all day yesterday and this morning trying to figure it out

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:14

Please do visit Got IT Pro. Thanks for giving me an opportunity, to explore this formula.

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13/07/2018 - 06:14

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Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:15

Have wonderful day ahead. Please end the session and leave valuable feedback.

User
13/07/2018 - 06:15

is there any way to then detect the "k" in the cell and automatically multiply the number values by 1000?

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:16

Yes. there is possibility.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:16

However, i would like to suggest to open a new session as it is going to be a new requirement. I have to work out the formula.

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:16

It is as per policies to answer one querey at a time.

User
13/07/2018 - 06:17

ok, i understand

User
13/07/2018 - 06:17

have a good day!

Excelchat Expert
13/07/2018 - 06:17

Have a great day ahead. Please do leave valuable feedback. Thank you. Looking forward.

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