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Need to remove the last digits from a list of IP's in excel

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I have a list of ip's about 160 in one colum in an excel spread sheet.

I need to remove the last .xxx from the list of ip's and add a .0 at the end

example 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.0

so how can I preform this to change all the ips to remove the last 3 digits and replace it with a 0.

I really don't know excel.  

thanks

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by:barry houdini
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You can get the result with a formula in another column, e.g. with data in A2 down use this formula in B2 copied down

=IF(A2="","",LEFT(A2,LEN(A2)-3)&0)

If you want to replace the original results with those do this:

Copy column B then use Edit > Paste Special> Values to change column B to fixed data rather than formula results....now delete column A

regards, barry
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This is a bit tricky, because as far as I know, the FIND() function onlys finds the first occurences of a character within a string. So it would require a nested set of MID() and FIND() functions to find the third dot.

I'm still working on it, but maybe that will get others started if someone else wants to contribute.
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by:Cluskitt
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In column B (or add one if you have it filled with other stuff), add:
=LEFT(A1,10) & "0"
and copy/paint it down the last row. You can then copy/paste special->values to the column and delete the extra one.

If your ip domain changes (for example, 10.0.0.x) you need a different formula. But if they're all in the 192.168.1.x (or even up to 192.168.9.x) then this will do.
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Okay, I got it. This will always work. If the column of IPs is in column A:

=LEFT(A1,FIND("x",SUBSTITUTE(A1,".","x",3))-1)&".0"
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Unfortunately, the other solutions won't adapt to the number of digits in the individual octets changing.
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Tbone2k,

Worked like a charm!

thanks
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>Unfortunately, the other solutions won't adapt to the number of digits in the individual octets changing

That's partly true of mine.....

My solution works as long as there are 3 digits after the last .

The question did say "remove the last 3 digits and replace it with a 0"

Was the 3 variable then?

barry
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