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Removing a Prefix from Text in a Cell

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    Removing a Prefix from Text in a Cell

    Hi, is there anyway that I can automatically remove a prefix from text in a cell. For example, I have the following text in a cell:- CNHP92274A and I wish the remove the CNHP so that I end up with:- 92274A. Any help would be most appreciatted.

    Thanks, Ciaron

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    Is your prefix always 4 characters long, and do you need the "-"?
    Quoting entire posts clutters the forum and makes threads hard to read !

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    You could try this, with you text in A1, put this in B1

    =RIGHT(A1,6)
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    Hi,

    You can use a helper column. Say your data in Col A enter either of these in B1 and drag down

    =SUBSTITUTE(A1,"CNHP","")

    or

    =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-4)

    Then copy col B and Paste special values .

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    hi, the formula =RIGHT(A288,LEN(A288)-4) worked the bomb, thanks very much

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    If you just want to remove the 1st four characters then another way is

    =REPLACE(A288,1,4,"")

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    Glad you found a solution

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