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    trim text from numbers

    I have a long column with numbers followed by text and sometimes numbers.
    examples:

    836john
    1245football
    9213lmv3

    I need help in eliminating or trimming all data/numbers after the first number

    I want

    836john to become 836
    1245 football to become 1245
    9213lmv3 to become 9213

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: trim text from numbers

    Here, try this (if text is in C5):

    =LOOKUP(99^99, --LEFT(C5, ROW($A$1:$A$20)))

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    Re: trim text from numbers

    It worked for a cell,but I need to remove it for an entire column (column B for example)
    Last edited by wtcamb; 04-19-2011 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: trim text from numbers

    This should do the trick..

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    Re: trim text from numbers

    it worked for a cell,but I need to remove it for an entire column (column B for example)
    drag the formula down the column
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