Removing Prefix From Part Numbers

Sep 21, 2009

I have a huge column of data. This data has few prefixes that I need to remove. I have a list of possible prefixes. Some prefixes are 1,2,3 or 4 characters long. Could you please suggest best way of removing these prefixes (VBA if possible)?

Following are some of the examples of prefixes:
AB
GD
KR
BCD
FP-
TJ-
W

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Columns("B:B").Select
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Columns("B:B").Select
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[Code]...

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:=False, Transpose:=False
Columns("B:B").Select
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[Code]...

'copy values of column B to Column A and delete column B

Columns("B:B").Select
Selection.Copy
Columns("A:A").Select
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:=False, Transpose:=False
Columns("B:B").Select
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T
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