convert dashes to dots

khatley

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Is there a way to convert dashes to dots, i.e. when I paste a phone number in a cell that has ###-###-#### or ########## I would like to convert it to ###.###.#### for consistency sake.

thanks
 

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Try:
Code:
=LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),3)&"."&MID(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),4,3)&"."&RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),4)

This should convert
xxx-xxx-xxxx
(xxx)xxx-xxxx
(xxx)xxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
xxx.xxx.xxxx
(xxx)xxx.xxxx
etc.

all to xxx.xxx.xxxx
 
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You could use the substitute function in a neighboring column and then do a cut and paste special with values only.
in cell A1 : 564-568-5900

In cell B1 : =SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",".")
 
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Try:
Code:
=LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),3)&"."&MID(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),4,3)&"."&RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"-",""),"(",""),")",""),".",""),4)

This should convert
xxx-xxx-xxxx
(xxx)xxx-xxxx
(xxx)xxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx
xxx.xxx.xxxx
(xxx)xxx.xxxx
etc.

all to xxx.xxx.xxxx

Well sure, if you want to get all Complete and everything.
:)
 
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Perhaps:

=TEXT(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"(",""),")",""),"-","")," ",""),".","")+0,"[<=9999999]###\.####;###\.###\.####")
 
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