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Remove all numbers in a column

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Is there a simple formula/method that can be used to find and replace all number in a column of data (Excel 2010)?

As of now, I am using the cumbersome method of finding each number (i.e. 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9) individually and replacing with blank. I am hoping for something that is a bit faster because I will do this many times.
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by:Martin Liss
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Do you want to replace the numbers with a space or just remove the numbers?
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by:dougf1r
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Just remove them.
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by:dougf1r
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They all occur on the right side of the text entries and consist of either one or three digits. I'd prefer to use built in functionality (RIGHT?) over a custom macro.
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=LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-SUM(LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},""))))
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by:dougf1r
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Excellent. Thanks.
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by:Martin Liss
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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by:ProfessorJimJam
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although that this thread has been considered solved. and Martin's formula could have served the purpose. out of curiosity when i tested Martin's formula it only works, if the a amphanumeric string has the numbers at the end, meaning it works for values like this "abcdfdssa21231231"

but if the alphanumeric is like this James541Fdd  number at the begining or at the middle, the that formula would not remove the numerics.


in order to remove all numeric from an alphanumeric string, regardless of the position of the numerics then the following formula can remove all numerics from an alphanumeric string.
=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE( SUBSTITUTE(A1,"1",""),"2",""), "3",""),"4",""),"5",""), "6",""),"7",""),"8",""),"9",""),"0","")
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by:Martin Liss
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Well the Asker did say "They all occur on the right side of the text entries and consist of either one or three digits."
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by:ProfessorJimJam
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oh sorry, i did not see that additional part of author's question.  in that case, your formula hits the nail on the head.

thanks Martin.
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