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    deleting a specific character in a string

    I have a spreadsheet which contains a column of data from which I need to remove an extra decimal. Here is what the data looks like. What formula can I use to remove one of the decimals?

    285..9
    403..90
    E93..09


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    Re: deleting a specific character in a string

    Try..

    =SUBSTITUTE(A1,"..",".")
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    Re: deleting a specific character in a string

    Worked perfectly!! Thanks so much!!

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    Re: deleting a specific character in a string

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    Re: deleting a specific character in a string

    Thanks for letting me know. Yes, I'm a new user. I'll remember those 2 things next time!

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