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Replace Comma's with Dash
Hello,
Please could someone help me. In cell A1 of my spreadsheet I have "ABC,DEF,GHI". I would like B1 to contain the same data as A1 but with a dash instead of a comma i.e. ABCDEFGHI. The number of comma's will never be the same so all comma's need to be replaced. I need to use a formula otherwise I would have used find and replace. Can anyone help. =REPLACE(A1,FIND(",",A1,1),1,"") I used this but it only replaces the first comma, I need to find out how many comma's there are in A1. Thanks, Brett 
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Answer: Replace Comma's with Dash
Hi Brett,
You can use the SUBSTITUTE function in Excel to replace all commas with dashes in cell A1. Here's how:
This formula will replace all commas in cell A1 with dashes and display the result in cell B1. If you want to count the number of commas in cell A1, you can use the LEN and SUBSTITUTE functions together. Here's how:
This formula will count the number of commas in cell A1 and display the result in cell B1.
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Replace Comma's with Dash
you can use replace command (CtrlH).
best wishes sreedhar " wrote: Hello, Please could someone help me. In cell A1 of my spreadsheet I have "ABC,DEF,GHI". I would like B1 to contain the same data as A1 but with a dash instead of a comma i.e. ABCDEFGHI. The number of comma's will never be the same so all comma's need to be replaced. I need to use a formula otherwise I would have used find and replace. Can anyone help. =REPLACE(A1,FIND(",",A1,1),1,"") I used this but it only replaces the first comma, I need to find out how many comma's there are in A1. Thanks, Brett 
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Replace Comma's with Dash
Try this instead...
=SUBSTITUTE(A1,",","") Rick wrote in message ... Hello, Please could someone help me. In cell A1 of my spreadsheet I have "ABC,DEF,GHI". I would like B1 to contain the same data as A1 but with a dash instead of a comma i.e. ABCDEFGHI. The number of comma's will never be the same so all comma's need to be replaced. I need to use a formula otherwise I would have used find and replace. Can anyone help. =REPLACE(A1,FIND(",",A1,1),1,"") I used this but it only replaces the first comma, I need to find out how many comma's there are in A1. Thanks, Brett 
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