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    Removing letters from text & letters combination

    removing letters from numbers and letters combo.xlsx

    Anyone able to put a formula in column C?

    Basically want the letters out of VAT Numbers, in our database, some have the country letters at the beginning and some don't.. Need them all as the numbers only for intrastats

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    Re: Removing letters from text & letters combination

    Try this formula

    =MID(A2,MIN(FIND({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A2&"0123456789")),SUM(LEN(A2)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2,{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},""))))
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    Re: Removing letters from text & letters combination

    =sumproduct(mid(0&a2,large(index(isnumber(--mid(a2,row($1:$25),1))*
    row($1:$25),0),row($1:$25))+1,1)*10^row($1:$25)/10)

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    Re: Removing letters from text & letters combination

    AFAIK - if there are letters, it is always 2-leter, so simple formula would be:

    =IF(CODE(A2)>=65,1*MID(A2,3,100),A2)

    1* is used to convert text into number and 100 is used to be much too long to cover any length of VAT number
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    Re: Removing letters from text & letters combination

    Quote Originally Posted by AlKey View Post
    Try this formula

    =MID(A2,MIN(FIND({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A2&"0123456789")),SUM(LEN(A2)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2,{0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},""))))
    Thanks

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