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Converting M B K notation to *1,000,000, *1,000,000,000, *1,000 using a macro in excel

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I have thousands of data in excel in the "M B K" format (e.g. 1.03B, 1.7M, 1.6K and would like to convert them to a number).  Assuming for simplicity that I only need to do this for column A what would be the vba code to do this?

E.g.
ColumnA
1.03B
1.7M
1.6K

Result
ColumnA
1,030,000,000
1,700,000
16,000
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Why Don't you use formulas? use this formula:
=(LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-1))*(IF(RIGHT(A1,1)="B", 1000000000,IF(RIGHT(A1,1)="M",1000000, IF(RIGHT(A1,1)="K",1000))))
Assuming that your value is in cell A1
After that you can use copy-paste specia values to replace your original values (if you want)

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Well the main reason is I sometimes get a lot of columns of data and what I'm eventually going to do is loop through each column until I reach the first blank column and convert all M, B, Ks to actual numbers.  Hence the vba code to make my life simpler.
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Are both your questions interrelated?

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Hi sstampf, not sure what you mean.  I was just looking for a quick snippet in my original question.  My reply was just to clarify why I don't want to do it manually.  Thx.
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Thanks it works great.  Just had to check for empty cells

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