How do I extract numbers from cells containing text and numbers?

In Excel I have many cells that include text and numbers in different parts of the cell.
How do I "extract" just the numbers in these cells and put them in a new column.
The number are in different parts of the cells so I can't use LEFT, MID, or RIGHT.
Michael O'FlahertyAsked:
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
This should do:
=SUMPRODUCT(MID(0&A2,LARGE(INDEX(ISNUMBER(--MID(A2,ROW($1:$25),1))* ROW($1:$25),0),ROW($1:$25))+1,1)*10^ROW($1:$25)/10)

just starts of A2 you can change that.
Hi Michael,

You could use this in B2, and copied down:

{=LEFT(MID(A2,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(VALUE(MID(A2,ROW($1:$9999 ),1))),0),999),MATCH(FALSE,ISNUMBER(VALUE(MID(MID(A2,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(VALUE(MID(A2,ROW($1:$9999 ),1))),0),999),ROW($1:$9999 ),1))),0)-1)}

It is an array formula, so enter it without the braces, using Shift-Ctrl-Enter.

See attached file.


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Michael O'FlahertyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Alan
Excellent solution

Michael O'FlahertyAuthor Commented:
Hi Martin

The other solution didn't work because he used MID which, because the numbers were in different parts of the cells, didn't pick the full number.

What do I do?

Michael O'FlahertyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Alan
Excellent solution

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