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

Posted on 2013-12-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
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!
Question by:saturation
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Expert Comment

ID: 39729550
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

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39729696
Can you give a few more examples of "with numbers"

and also some examples of "without numbers"
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Expert Comment

ID: 39730014


where A2 is first cell to check.
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Author Comment

ID: 39730217
Here's another example:

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

I need it to look like

C5 (cell/column)
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Accepted Solution

NBVC earned 500 total points
ID: 39730270
Try my formula...

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


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

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ID: 39730410

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