## How to extract number only from text string in Excel?

Have you ever wanted to extract numbers only from a list of string in Excel? Here I introduce some ways for you to extract only numbers quickly and easily in Excel.

Method 1: Extract number only from text strings with formula

Method 2:Extract number only from text strings with VBA code

Method 4: Extract decimal number only from text string with formula

#### Method 1: Extract number only from text strings with formula

The following long formula can help you to extract only the numbers from the text strings, please do as this:

Select a blank cell where you want to output the extracted number, then type this formula: =SUMPRODUCT(MID(0&A5, LARGE(INDEX(ISNUMBER(--MID(A5, ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))), 1)) * ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))), 0), ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))))+1, 1) * 10^ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5)))/10), and then drag the fill handle to fill the range you need to apply this formula. See screenshot:

Notes:

• 1. A5 stands the first data you want to extract numbers only from the list.
• 2. The result will be showed as 0 when there are no numbers in the string.

Extract numbers only from text strings:

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#### Method 2: Extract number only from text strings with VBA code

Here is a VBA code which also can do you a favor, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Extract number only from text string:

``````Sub ExtrNumbersFromRange()
Dim xRg As Range
Dim xDRg As Range
Dim xRRg As Range
Dim nCellLength As Integer
Dim xNumber As Integer
Dim strNumber As String
Dim xTitleId As String
Dim xI As Integer
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set xDRg = Application.InputBox("Please select text strings:", xTitleId, "", Type:=8)
If TypeName(xDRg) = "Nothing" Then Exit Sub
Set xRRg = Application.InputBox("Please select output cell:", xTitleId, "", Type:=8)
If TypeName(xRRg) = "Nothing" Then Exit Sub
xI = 0
strNumber = ""
For Each xRg In xDRg
xI = xI + 1
nCellLength = Len(xRg)
For xNumber = 1 To nCellLength
If IsNumeric(Mid(xRg, xNumber, 1)) Then
strNumber = strNumber & Mid(xRg, xNumber, 1)
End If
Next xNumber
xRRg.Item(xI) = strNumber
strNumber = ""
Next xRg
End Sub
``````

3. And then, press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box is popped out to remind selecting the text range you want to use, see screenshot:

4. Then, click OK, another prompt box is following, please select a cell to output the result, see screenshot:

5. At last, click OK button, and all numbers in the selected cells have been extracted at once.

#### Method 3: Extract number only from text string with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel also has a powerful function which is called EXTRACTNUMBERS, with this function, you can quickly extract only the numbers from the original text strings.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Click a cell besides your text string where you will put the result, see screenshot:

2. Then click Kutools > Kutools functions > Text > EXTRACTNUMBERS, see screenshot:

3. In the Function Arguments dialog, select a cell which you want to extract the numbers from the Txt text box, and then enter true or false into the N text box, see screenshot:

Note: the argument N is an optional item, if you enter true, it will return the numbers as numerical, if you enter false, it will return the numbers as text format, the default is false, so you can leave it blank.

4. And then click OK, the numbers have been extracted from the selected cell, then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this function, you will get the following result:

#### Method 4: Extract decimal number only from text string with formula

If the text strings which including some decimal numbers in your worksheet, how could you extract only the decimal numbers from the text strings?

The below formula can help you to extract the decimal numbers from the text strings quickly and easily.

Enter this formula：=LOOKUP(9.9E+307,--LEFT(MID(A5,MIN(FIND({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0}, \$A5&"1023456789")),999),ROW(INDIRECT("1:999"))))，and then fill handle down to the cells that you want to contain this formula, all the decimal numbers have been extracted from the text strings, see screenshot:

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how to get a extract extact numbers from text
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Hi, I'm looking to list all numbers in a string before a certain character. The string has letters and numbers, so I want to remove the letters and only list the numbers that appear before the second minus sign "-". Example:MUMUT-S941-22460991e002
I want that to isolate the numbers 941 in the above example.
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How to use Index instead of Indirect to extract number from string. Indirect is volatile and Index can replace it as per http://www.excelhero.com/blog/2011/03/the-imposing-index.html. Thanks Ahead!
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Hello! I found the following formula to extract only the numbers from text strings in Excel very useful

SUMPRODUCT(MID(0&A5, LARGE(INDEX(ISNUMBER(--MID(A5, ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))), 1)) * ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))), 0), ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5))))+1, 1) * 10^ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&LEN(A5)))/10)

Could you explain more on this formula as it seems quite complicated? Many thanks.
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Hello, how can i extract the cheque no.only from the below text

OUTWARD CLEARING CLRG CHQ DEPOSIT CHQ. NO: 000123~700320456 ABCD ARAB PLAZ BRANC Value DATE, 01/02/2020 - S79519642

i tried below formula and its working but i need to change the 1:57 by calculating how many character before the first digit plus how many digits i want to extract.
=MIN(FIND({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},A3&"0123456789"))+5 im using this formula to know how many characters before the first number..

=TEXTJOIN("",TRUE,IFERROR(MID(A3,ROW(INDIRECT("1:57")),1)+0,""))
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=Mid(A2,find("CHQ. NO", A2)+9,6)
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Hi. I wonder to know is it possible to extract from the next string '102-105+106-10605-10605 -10631-10632-10633-10634-10635+107' all values of only three digits that have sign '-' (i.e. minus) before them (or plus - doesn't matter). Then extract extract all 5-digits values with the same rule? If this is possible to do I will save many many hours of manual work that I can devote to lot's of uselful tasks.

P.S.
I know that regular expressions are able to do that, BUT... I hate their syntax, so I'm searching any other method to complete this task.

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Hi, is it possible to extract the numbers before "g", for example : 25,20,15,25,300,40

Ali Baba Dark Chocolate 25g box 12 pcs
Ali Baba Dark Chocolate 20g*24 box
Cadbury 5 Star White Chocolate 15g
Kinder 2 White Chocolate 25g*24
ALpella Biscuits W/Marshmallow300g
Alpella Chocolate 40g
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did anyone answer or did you figure this out? this is exactly my problem right - even down to the letter 'g'. the problem with the formula I am using now is that it returns the first number, if there are more than one, from the string and not the number I am wishing to return.
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Hi, is it possible to extract the numbers before "g", for example : 25,20,15,25,300,40

Ali Baba Dark Chocolate 25g box 12 pcs
Ali Baba Dark Chocolate 20g*24 box
Cadbury 5 Star White Chocolate 15g
Kinder 2 White Chocolate 25g*24
ALpella Biscuits W/Marshmallow300g
Alpella Chocolate 40g
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can any one answer this question, how to extract the no's
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You may try select the number before g in the first cell, copy and paste it in new cell. Then press CTRL + E. All the number before g will be auto generated.

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Tkssssss you saved my day :) God bless you
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