Cell With Name, But Want To Remove Everything Else, Numbers, Decimals Etc.

Feb 25, 2009

I'm trying to clean up a very large list of last names. Only one individual cell, but that cell includes numbers, decimal points, and spaces inbetween the numbers. All I want left in the cell is the last name. I have just under 100,000 to do! How would I go about this? Using Excel 2007.....

I need a cell to restrict the input: -Only numbers are allowed. -No date posible. -Any amount of decimals (they must all be shown in the cell).

I tried using the data validation and using the IsNumber() to restrict any non numeral input. The problem with this approach is that if the user enters a date; it apprears as a date format (eg: "5.May"). I'm using an european excel, where the decimal separator is a comma instead of a point; so if a user accidentaly types "5.5" instead of "5,5"; the cell will show "5.May".

I also tried the cell format/number/number format. The problem in here is that I dont know how many decimal positions will the input number have; and I need them all to be shown.

I am looking for a VBA to sort rows which include actual numbers and text representing decomposed CTQs (or procedures in IT development)

Code:

Col A Col B 1Billing Accuracy 2Billing Time 3Credit Check Accuracy 4Credit Check Time 2.1Bill preparation

[Code]....

This is the order in which the data is copied and saved from worksheets in which they are developed. Note that 3 rows (8.1.2.1 through 8.1.2.3) are below 8.1.3 (because the three come from Worksheet 8.1.2 which came after worksheet 8.1). The first four rows came from a Top Level Worksheet. I would like to see them intermixed but in proper order.

I have a weird problem with Excel. It recognises all numbers as numbers but excluding the number 1. It is only recognised as text as well as a decimals, for example 3.4. So every time I try and add these values up it completely ignores 1 and decimals.

I want to convert the number in a cell, G7, from a whole number into a decimal and then divide that decimal into a whole number in cell E7 and give me the quotient in cell E8.

I received a complaint from one of my colleague that he is facing sudden problem with Ms-Excel(2002) The problem is When he feeds number 2 in to a cell it automatically converts in to 0.02. I tried using "Decrease decimal" and "format cells" option and even through uninstalling office and reinstalling a different version but the problem still continues.

I have received an excel file from an external source. Every time I change a number in a cell it reverts to a 2 decimal number. eg. I type in 8710 and it converts the value to 87.10. I have looked at the number formats, cleared the numbers format but I keep getting the same result. I have also e-mailed the file to someone else and everything is ok on their computer. Is there a property in the excel program that I need to change?

I 'm not sure why my custom function "minimize" is not working... I tried to do this with one of excels built in functions and would prefer a solution that way, but had to go the VBA route in the mean time. x and theta are paired together and I'm trying to reduce a select number of values x by their corresponding ratio.s It's corresponding ratio is determined by what degree value theta corresponds to. I wanted to do an if statement, but got confused...

=if((B2>=$J2)*(B2<$J3)) , A2*K2 , if((B2>=$J3)*(B2<$J4) , A2*$K3 , if((B3>=$J4)*(B3<$J5) , A3*$K4, .... etc. etc. etc........................

I use a worksheet full of formulas to know what divisors a number have, but i need to see what numbers have no decimals in about 500-1000 cells. Is there a formula whitch computer can use to see if it shows a number or not (if a number have or dont have decimals)?

I've got a spreadsheet that's basically a large list of numbers, both whole and decimal. For example, let's say this is in cells A1-A5:

4 0.65 1.34 3 8.2

Is there a formula to get rid of all of the whole numbers but leave the decimals? (What I mean by that is I don't need 4 or 3 as they're whole, but I need the decimals to be left alone).

I know it's probably a really awkward question but I have over 2,000 lines to go through, it will take a long time to do manually.

Perhaps if it's not possible to a formula to delete entries, maybe just make all whole numbers say something like "NO", so that I can sort the column in A-Z order and delete all of the 'NO's quickly by highlighting them all together.

I have a report that is auto generated in Excel format but I need to summarize the hours worked. The output in each cell in column "I" can be any of the following combinations.

IE: 1h, 15m or 1h 30m

I have tried the following formula with some success.

I want to remove the penta numbers from a 10 digit number. Doesnt matter wherever it comes. For eg: If the number is XXX0011111 in this I want to remove 11111 from this. If the number is XXX0000011 I want to remove 00000. Can anybody help with a macro or something?

I have found a very useful UDF for removing non-alpha characters from strings. (See below, Credit for posting to Stanley D Grom - Ozgrid post ´Removing Non-alpha Characters From Text´).

Option Explicit

Private Function RemoveCharacters(InString As String) As String Dim intLoopCounter As Integer Dim intStringLength As Integer Dim intASCIIVal As Integer intStringLength = Len(InString) InString = LCase(InString) For intLoopCounter = 1 To intStringLength intASCIIVal = Asc(Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1)) If intASCIIVal >= 97 And intASCIIVal <= 122 Then RemoveCharacters = RemoveCharacters + Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1) End If Next intLoopCounter End Function

Two requests:

1. Could the UDF be modified such that any part of a string contained within brackets is also removed (e.g. "NLGA High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlgahighstreeten")?

2. Can an argument be added to the format of the UDF, such that numbers (0 to 9) are either included or excluded (e.g. RemoveCharacters(A1,1) where the argument ´1´ would include any numbers (0 to 9), so "NLGA2003 High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlga2003highstreeten6")? ´blank´or ´0´would exclude these numbers, i.e. would return "nlgahighstreeten"

I need to remove only numbers from excel cell - I have tried using the "constant" function but did not work. I have thousands of cells with a consistent 4 digit number like this:

1000 the rest is text

How can I remove only numbers but leave all text in the cell and then if I can trim the cell so there are not any spaces at the beginning afte removing the numbers.

I am trying to convert Degrees Minutes & Decimals of a minute (12° 34.567') to Degrees and decimals of a degree (12.57611°). I have the formula to convert latitude, that is two digits, but it doesn't want to work with longitudes, three digits. (see attachment). This is the formula that I am using:

Below I have this formula in cell A6, in the cells the formula refers to B6 thru O6 contains formula's also. There is text and numbers in the cells. The cells with numbers are formatted as number to 4 decimal places.

The problem is in cell A6 the numbers go to 15 decimal places. I don't know why but I need to keep it to 4 decimal places.

=B6& "" &C6&G6&H6&I6&J6&K6&L6&M6&N6&O6

G01G41X0.0125Y0.0125D(offset#)F0.39

This how cell A6 is after the inputs are in below. G01G41X0.01249976025Y0.01249976025D(offset#)F0.386021052631579

This is how I need it to be below. G01G41X0.0125Y0.0125D(offset#)F0.3860

I have a excel file, I need to remove the first two digits if they are certain numbers, such as 12. For example, if the number is 12987654, then I need remove 12, and it will be "987654" , but if it is not 12 in the first two digits, then keep it no change, for example if it is 345678, then keep it.

I barely work with Excel formulas, now I need connect the excel file with my Database table. I need to make the file matches the DB.

I have a list of numbers in Column A that I always copy into another sheet. The problem I have is that some of these numbers end in "+" and I can't use them when it has that. I have to go through and one by one take out the plus. I was wondering if it was possible to copy only the numerical values to a new column?

Example

Original What Im Looking For

4 4 56 56 8+ 8 5 5 90 90 2 2 4+ 4 45 45 1 1 67 67

Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;Actually I just figured it out. I did a text to columns with a + sign as the separator and it worked.

I have about 10000 cells of varying length in text and numbers but they all end with numbers on the ends of them. Using text to columns doesn't work because they're all different lengths and it cuts them off in the wrong place.

Is there a formula I can use that will return only the text from these cells and remove the numbers. It would definitely save me time from individually deleting the numbers at the end.