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I  need to regularly update an address file, and part of the job is to remove building names within the address.
I'd like to be able to add the names to a script, that when it is run, it will delete the names from the list.
The attached file shows an example of the original list, and the required list.
EXAMPLE-FILE.xlsx
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Question by:gregfthompson
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by:gregfthompson
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the script needs capacity for perhaps several hundred names.
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 2000 total points
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Please try this.....
Function DeleteNames(str As String) As String
Dim i As Long
For i = 1 To Len(str)
   If IsNumeric(Mid(str, i, 1)) And Mid(str, i + 1, 1) = " " Then
      DeleteNames = Left(str, i + 1)
      Exit For
   End If
Next i
End Function

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And use it like this....
In C2
=DeleteNames(A2)

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and copy down.

For details, refer to the attached.
EXAMPLE-FILE.xlsm
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by:gregfthompson
ID: 41783586
Excellent work. Thank you.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
ID: 41783588
You're welcome. Glad to help.
Thanks for the feedback.
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