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Getting rid of trailing space in MS Excel

Posted on 2014-12-16
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I cannot get rid of a trailing space in a cell.
The contents is always a string value although consisting of digits and this trailing space or something that I can't see.
The length of the string varies and sometimes the space is not there. so I can't use Left() function.
I have tried Trim() and Clean()
Can anyone help please.
I attach a small spreadsheet with the cell with the trailing space in and what I tried.
I Use W7 and Office 2010
Book1.xlsx
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 300 total points
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It is not a space, but ASCII code 160, so use this to remove it.
=SUBSTITUTE(B2,CHAR(160),"")
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Indeed it's a weird character you are trying to remove.

You can use the following function to remove it =SUBSTITUTE(B3," ",""), Basically it would replace it with nothing.

Attached is also a sample excel.
Book1.xlsx
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Thanks for your help.
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