# Seperating text/numbers

#### sobrien

##### Board Regular
I have the following text in A1, A2 ETC..............
1RICHMOND
13COLLINGWOOD

In cell B1, B2 etc...I want the text only.

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#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP
Try this:
Code:
``````=MID(A1,SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(INDEX
(\$A:\$A,1):INDEX(\$A:\$A,LEN(A1))),1)))+1,LEN(A1))``````
Does that help?

#### jbeaucaire

##### Well-known Member
Couldn't get Ron's to work, so a little Googling turned up this formula which did work for me:

=SUBSTITUTE(A1,LOOKUP(9.99E+307,--MID(A1,MIN(FIND({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},A1&1234567890)),ROW(A\$1:INDEX(A:A,LEN(\$A1))))),"")

#### sobrien

##### Board Regular
thanks that formula works but is three rows below where I want it?? - i.e instead of showing up in B1 it is in B3??

#### sobrien

##### Board Regular
All workinng now thanks guys!!

#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP
I don't know why the formula I posted would not work
Code:
``````B1: =MID(A1,SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(--MID(A1,ROW(INDEX
(\$A:\$A,1):INDEX(\$A:\$A,LEN(A1))),1)))+1,LEN(A1))``````
When copied down...
These are the values and returned values:
Code:
``````13COLLINGWOOD     COLLINGWOOD
1richmond         richmond
15Main            Main
10235Grand        Grand``````
Am I missing something?

#### jbeaucaire

##### Well-known Member
Sorry Ron, yes, it works. My system was including a hidden character when I copy/pasted that befuddled me temporarily.

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