How do I extract only the numbers in a string?

I have several records in an Access table that contain a mixture of letters and numbers. I want to create a new record with only the number portion remaining. For example the string "6ABC12345" would give me 612345.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you will need VBA codes to do that

place this code in a regular module

function getNumbersOnly(varStr as string)
if varStr & ""="" then getNumbersOnly="" : exit function

dim j as integer, num as string
for j=1 to len(varStr)
   if  isnumeric(mid(varStr,j,1)) then
      num=num & mid(varStr,j,1)
  end if
next
if num & ""<>"" then
   getNumbersOnly=num
   else
   getNumbersOnly=""
end if

end function

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to use the function  in a query

select [fieldname], getNumbersOnly([fieldname]) from tableX




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aikimarkCommented:
Please test this function:
Function Q_28699298(parmString)
    Static oRE As Object
    If oRE Is Nothing Then
        Set oRE = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
        oRE.Global = True
        oRE.Pattern = "\D"
    End If
    Q_28699298 = oRE.Replace(parmString & vbNullString, vbNullString)
End Function

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smm6809Author Commented:
Thanks,
My function was similar but not successful.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<My function was similar but not successful. >
similar to which one?
why, what is the problem?
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