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I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the space.

Any suggestions?

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Hi,

Try this

=TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"$,",""))*1

Mike

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I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the space.

Any suggestions?

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=VALUE(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),",","")))
returns the pure number.

Regards,
Stefi

„Barcelona” ezt *rta:

I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the space.

Any suggestions?

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Default Remove space in front of number in a cell?

Hi,

I have not reied this but enter 1 in any cell. Then copy it and select the
range. Now go to Edit paste Special Multiply.

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Ashsih Mathur
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I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported
from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this
does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the
space.

Any suggestions?


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THANKS Stefi - don't understand the formula logic, but it worked!


"Stefi" wrote:

=VALUE(TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-1),",","")))
returns the pure number.

Regards,
Stefi

„Barcelona” ezt *rta:

I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the space.

Any suggestions?



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Mike - Thanks for suggestion. Unfortunately returns a VALUE error.

Stefi's suggestion does though work, so OK for now.


"Mike H" wrote:

Hi,

Try this

=TRIM(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"$,",""))*1

Mike

"Barcelona" wrote:

I have a column of values I wish to sum. However, the data was imported from
a database and is entered as text - e.g $,100,000

I have removed the $ (=RIGHT) sign and the , (=SUBSTITUTE) but have now
found that there is a space in front of the number.

Is there a simple way to remove the space? I have used REPLACE but this does
not work. I have used =RIGHT but this removes the next number not the space.

Any suggestions?



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