# Find, replace, substitute

#### cunningAce

##### Board Regular
Hi All,

Hoping you can help me please,

I have several combinations of product codes that I want to change so that all share the same format.

Results should be to keep the first 2 letters,
Next a 4 digit number, so in some of the below examples 53 would become 0053, or 331 would become 0331 (add leading 0's to make the 4 digits)
Finally Remove the letter 'V' and replace with 0's. So 'V01' becomes 0001, or 'V12' becomes 0012.

"2 letters","4 numbers","4 numbers" to make the new 10 character code.

Examples of start and end results,

 FB1344V01 FB13440001 SK53V02 SK00530002 LG331V03 LG03310003 PL192V12 PL01920012

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Hoping for a formula to achieve this is possible,

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#### steve the fish

##### Well-known Member
Provided your examples are representative then this works:

=LEFT(A1,2)&TEXT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1,3,99),"V","00"),"00000000")

#### cunningAce

##### Board Regular
Nice solution, thanks for the help!

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