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    I've got an old data file that I've imported into Excel 2007. It's basically a list of customers with contact information. My problem is 3-fold: 1)the program used to compile my information has been obsolete for years. 2)The folks who entered the data didn't keep to assigned protocols (one designation has been abbreviated many ways - i.e. "brother," is "bro," "brot," and even "bor.") and 3) Excel does a heckuva job cleaning up the data but doesn't get it all correct.

    There are several colums with bleed-over information. Happily, the bleed-over is alpha into a numeric-only field. So I ask anyone: is there a way to remove alphabet characters in one column while leaving the numbers alone? Doing it by hand is a nightmare -- there are over 80,000 rows of information. Oy.

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    Re: Eric

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