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    remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Hello all.

    I have a table of data. But after the data, there are 2 spaces (or some kind of special characters) in the cell.
    I tried use TRIM function but it didn't work. I just want the whole table to be numbers so I can work with them.

    Please see the attachment.

    Thank you so much in advance for the help/solutions!
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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Try selecting all then find/replace
    find
    hold down the alt key and type 0160 on the NUMERIC KEYPAD
    replace with nothing
    replace all

    or(revised)
    =IF(LEFT(B2)=CHAR(160),"",SUBSTITUTE(B2,CHAR(160),"")+0)
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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Try the attached, hope it helps.
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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    where did you get char 202 from?

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Looked for CHAR() before and after the string.

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    code(right(c2)) returns 160
    char(202)is

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Does the formula work on your version of excel? I'm using the Mac version.

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    =so code(right(c2) returns 202 for you i wonder why
    i'm not denying it works,just i couldn't see why, it just seems a tad over kill tho'
    mind you revised formula is
    =IF(LEFT(B2)=CHAR(160),"",SUBSTITUTE(B2,CHAR(160),"")+0)
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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Glad it does. Will inform in the future on the mac version.
    Did try the one suggested by you, did'nt have a numeric pad and suppose the same reason Char 160 did'nt work. Gave it a go

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Cheers.....

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Hmm?

    Yet another reason for not buying a mac?
    What price vanity?

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    Re: remove spaces (special characters) after numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by martindwilson View Post
    =so code(right(c2) returns 202 for you i wonder why
    i'm not denying it works,just i couldn't see why, it just seems a tad over kill tho'
    mind you revised formula is
    =IF(LEFT(B2)=CHAR(160),"",SUBSTITUTE(B2,CHAR(160),"")+0)


    Thanks a bunch. You guys rock. This worked for me. I'm still a beginner but I'm learning a lot from reading the other topics already. Thanks again.

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