Character removal from cells

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I have a Excel sheet that has numbers like these with dashes and periods. I would like to know if there is a way to select all and remove those dashes and periods without deleting records in my column?
11-1011.01
45-2093.00

Thank You
Sam
 

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hey sammy, welcome to the board:

select your range of data
press ctrl+H
in the find what box, type -
press the 'replace all' button

repeat this procedure for removing the . as well

HTH
kevin
 
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In B1 enter and copy down:

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),".","")

where A1 houses a value like 11-1011.01.

If you want a true number as result, use:

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),".","")+0
 
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Hi I love UDFs add this into a standard module and choose any cell any press = and then use the function wizard to select user defined, see my name, thats the UDF formula and select me, now choose your range and press enter should work ok

Function JackintheUK_Remove(Jacks_Cell As String)
Dim Jack As Integer
Const JACKS_TO_REMOVE = "~-"
For Jack = 1 To Len(JACKS_TO_REMOVE)
Jacks_Cell = Application.WorksheetFunction.Substitute(Jacks_Cell, _
Mid(JACKS_TO_REMOVE, Jack, 1), "")
Next Jack
JackintheUK_Remove = Jacks_Cell + 0
End Function


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This message was edited by Jack in the UK on 2002-10-04 17:55
 
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