Question: Trimming Leading Zeros?

ectoid

Board Regular
Joined
Jan 18, 2005
Messages
97
I need to trim the leading zero of various entries within a column.
The truncate and trim functions don't fit the need...
Any suggestions?
Thanks...
 

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tactps

Well-known Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Messages
3,460
How about:

=SUBSTITUTE(A1,0,,1)

or

=if(left(a1,1)="0",mid(a1,2,100),a1)
 

jindon

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Aug 21, 2004
Messages
16,995
hi

UDF

Code:
Function ectoid(r As Range) As String
Dim i As Integer, x As Integer
    If Left(r, 1) = 0 Then
        For i = 1 To Len(r)
            If Mid(r, i, 1) = 0 Then
                x = i + 1
            Else
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
        ectoid = Mid(r, x, 9 * 9)
    Else
        ectoid = r
    End If
End Function
use;
=ectoid(A1)

rgds,
jindon
 

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