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Excel Converting Zip plus 4 to just 5 number zip

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Hi

Using Excel 2007

I have a column of zip codes that are zip plus 4.  I need a formula that will change it to just the regular zip.

Zip Code
93309-2156
93932-0446
92509-3600
93711-5770

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The data can be numbers or text.  

I would like the result to be as follows.


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Zip Code
93309
93932
92509

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Thanks!

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This is the formula you need.

=LEFT(A2, LEN(A2)-5)

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Thanks John and JC

For the informative link and the formula.

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Ooops I meant to split the points.  GIving 100 for the link and 400 for formula.

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I left a request for the Moderator to fix the point split.

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OK WITH ME!  :)
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Good.  Thanks to the Moderator for letting me correcting the point split.
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