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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
I am trying to limit the amount of numbers that are in a cell. For example I
have a cell that has this sort of number 1220H123456, and I only want to have the last six digits in that cell so I can sort in a numerical order. I have been deleting the first 5 digits manually, but that takes way too much time when the list has over 3000 rows. Any help would be wonderful!!! Jeff 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
Use a "helper" column which contains a text formula to parse out the
beginning characters. Then you can sort on that helper column. Data in A1 to A3000. Enter this in B1: =RIGHT(A1,6) Drag down to copy, OR *Double* click the fill handle on B1, to *automatically* copy the formula down Column B, as far as there is data in Column A.  HTH, RD  Please keep all correspondence within the NewsGroup, so all may benefit !  "Jeff" wrote in message ... I am trying to limit the amount of numbers that are in a cell. For example I have a cell that has this sort of number 1220H123456, and I only want to have the last six digits in that cell so I can sort in a numerical order. I have been deleting the first 5 digits manually, but that takes way too much time when the list has over 3000 rows. Any help would be wonderful!!! Jeff 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
Select the entire column. Go to DataText to Columns and select Fixed Width radio button. Click Next and in the white area, click just before the 5th last digit in one of the numbers. You should see a vertical line separating the numbers. You can drag the line over if you missed the point of separation. Click Finish. The numbers should be separated into 2 columns. Now you can delete or hide the unwanted column of numbers.  Vito  Vito's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=29182 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=497176 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
Vito  I think you hit on the formatting in my spreadsheet that I have been
trying to get rid of. I have a vertical line within certain cells in several columns. I used your instructions below and it looks like the vertical line is a delimited character. How do I get rid of it so I can copy and paste these cells without the vertical line? "Vito" wrote: Select the entire column. Go to DataText to Columns and select Fixed Width radio button. Click Next and in the white area, click just before the 5th last digit in one of the numbers. You should see a vertical line separating the numbers. You can drag the line over if you missed the point of separation. Click Finish. The numbers should be separated into 2 columns. Now you can delete or hide the unwanted column of numbers.  Vito  Vito's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=29182 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=497176 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
I don't think Vito is coming back after 3 years.
How about: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,"","New Text") Or if you are trying to spread the data to various columns, splitting it up at the vertical line, just use Text To Columns, Delimited, with  as the delimiter. 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
How do I remove the delimiter? How are you typing the vertical line character?
"Spiky" wrote: I don't think Vito is coming back after 3 years. How about: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,"","New Text") Or if you are trying to spread the data to various columns, splitting it up at the vertical line, just use Text To Columns, Delimited, with  as the delimiter. 
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how to limit amount of numbers in cells in excel
On Aug 20, 8:13 am, Challenger
wrote: How do I remove the delimiter? How are you typing the vertical line character? If you use Text to Columns, whatever delimiter you use will vanish. You can use more than one, if you need a space or comma to separate some columns, too. Otherwise, the formula I wrote before will get rid of it and put in whatever text you want. It's simple to type, surprisingly, but sorta hidden. The bar is usually right above the Return/Enter button on a USA keyboard. It is pictured as a broken line, but Windows actually types the solid line. aka SHIFTbackslash. 
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