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# Excel - remove all characters in a cell/column until a numeric character is found

Posted on 2013-12-19
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I have a column that has both text and numbers like this:

Jeff - 28pts

I want to remove the "Jeff - " and just have the "28pts" show in the cell/column.

Also, if the cell/column does not have any numeric characters, I want to just remove all text.

Any help is appreciated--thanks!
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Question by:saturation

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Expert Comment

You're looking for MID.

If column A contains

A                                                           C                                             D
====================       ======================    ==============
1   dfgdgfdgf12345                               D1=MID(A1, 6, LEN(A1))             12345
2   DFGGKJD1234567890ABCD         D2=MID(A2, 6, LEN(A2))             1234567890ABCD
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Expert Comment

Can you give a few more examples of "with numbers"

and also some examples of "without numbers"
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Expert Comment

Perhaps:

=RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-MIN(FIND(0,SUBSTITUTE(A2,{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},0)&0))+1)

where A2 is first cell to check.
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Author Comment

Here's another example:

C5 (cell/column)
Jeff - 95pts
Michael - 100pts
Stuart - 5pts

I need it to look like

C5 (cell/column)
95pts
100pts
5pts
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Accepted Solution

NBVC earned 500 total points
Try my formula...

or if the dash is there as a separator, you can use:

=IFERROR(TRIM(MID(A2,FIND("-",A2)+1,255)),"")

when there is no dash, you will get a blank.
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Author Closing Comment

Perfect.
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