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I have a row of letters and numbers i need to remove the letters and add them to another column. Example BSN17525

Solved by V. Q. in 19 mins

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Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:47

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Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:47

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Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:48

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:48

You want to get the numbers from the text?

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:48

As an example, i have placed text in A1 cell.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:48

You want to get 17525?

User
02/10/2018 - 02:49

yes and put the text in another column

User
02/10/2018 - 02:49

yes

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:49

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:49

Can you please add an example in A2 cell?

User
02/10/2018 - 02:50

I will end up with two columns one with numbers the other with the text all my text are three text

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:50

I have placed the formula as follows:

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:50

Ok. I have added formula in B1 for numbers and C1 for text.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:51

Please review the formula.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:51

=mid(A1,4,len(A1))

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:51

It is used to extract the number located at the end, starting from 4 th position.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:52

I have used mid function in Excel. Mid (String,start position, length)

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:52

Similarly for text, here is the formula.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:52

=mid(A2,1,3)

User
02/10/2018 - 02:52

what if I have information ABCSF1236

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:52

This formula won't work.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:53

It is based on the pattern of text.

User
02/10/2018 - 02:53

what if all my information only need to remove the first three letters

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:54

If you want to have different patterns, then, a different formula is applied.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:54

If you want to remove first 3 letters.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:54

=mid(A1,4,len(A1))

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:54

This formula can be used.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:54

It is for the cell A1.

User
02/10/2018 - 02:54

can the letters be moved to a different column

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:55

If you have many more, then you copy the cell downwards.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:55

For letters, there is a different formula as shown in C1 cell.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:55

=mid(A1,1,3)

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:55

It moves the first 3 lettes.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:55

*letters.

User
02/10/2018 - 02:56

ok thanks I will give it a try.

Excelchat Expert
02/10/2018 - 02:56

Sure. Please try and let us know.

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02/10/2018 - 02:56

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02/10/2018 - 02:56

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User
02/10/2018 - 02:56

ok thanks

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02/10/2018 - 02:57

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02/10/2018 - 02:57

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