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How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

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    How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

    All my values within column A are separated by a dash. I'd like column B to continuously copy column A with the exception of the characters after the dash. example:

    ____A_____________B
    12345-456_______12345
    22456-333_______22456
    1553665-45______15553665

    How can I format cell B to constantly reproduce this result?

    Thanks
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    Re: How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

    Sorry about the underscores. The board reformatted my post and removed all the spaces

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    Re: How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

    =LEFT(A1,FIND("-",A1)-1)
    or i suppose underscore
    =LEFT(A1,FIND("_",A1)-1)
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    Re: How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

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    The first gives you the value as text, the second as a number. Does that work for you?
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    Re: How do I Selectively Remove Characters from Excel Cells?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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