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How to extract decimal value from string in Excel?

This tutorial will tell you how to extract decimal value only from a string in Excel.

Extract decimal value with formula in Excel

Extract decimal value with VBA in Excel

Easily extract decimal value with Kutools for Excel


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Extract decimal value with formula in Excel


There are two formulas that can help you to extract decimal value from a string, choose one of them as you need.

The formula that is irrespective of the sign of values:

Select a cell and type this formula =ABS(A1-TRUNC(A1)) (A1 is the cell you want to extract decimal value from) into the Formula Bar, and then press Enter key. Keep selecting the first result cell, drag fill handle down to get all results. You can see the decimal values are extracted only without sign as below screenshot shown.

The formula that reflect the sign of values:

Select a cell and type this formula =A1-TRUNC(A1) (A1 is the cell you want to extract decimal value from) into the Formula Bar, and then press Enter key. Keep selecting the first result cell, and drag fill handle down to get all results. You can see the decimal values are extracted with sign as below screenshot shown.


Extract decimal value with VBA in Excel

There is a VBA that can mass extract decimal values with the sign only from strings.

1. Press Alt + F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the pop-up window, click Insert > Module, then paste the following VBA code into the module.

VBA: Extract decimal values only

Sub GetNumber()
    Dim xSRg As Range
    Dim xDRg As Range
    Dim xPRg As Range
    Dim xSRgArea As Range
    Dim xRgVal As String
    Dim xAddress As String
    Dim I As Long
    Dim K As Long
    Dim KK As Long
    On Error Resume Next
    xAddress = Application.ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xSRg = Application.InputBox("Please select range:", "KuTools For Excel", xAddress, , , , , 8)
    If xSRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xDRg = Application.InputBox("Select single cell:", "KuTools For Excel", , , , , , 8)
    If xDRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xDRg = xDRg(1)
    For I = 1 To xSRg.Areas.Count
        Set xSRgArea = xSRg.Areas.Item(I)
        For K = 1 To xSRgArea.Count
            xRgVal = xSRgArea(K).Value
            KK = xSRgArea(K).Row - xSRg.Row
            If IsNumeric(xRgVal) Then
                xDRg.Offset(KK) = xRgVal - VBA.Fix(xRgVal)
            End If
        Next
    Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, please select the range you want to extract decimal values only from, and click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Then another Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, you need to select a cell for locating the extracted decimal values. See screenshot:

You can see only the decimal values of specified numbers are extracted and placed on a certain range as below scrrenshot shown.


Easily extract decimal value with Kutools for Excel

If you don’t like the formula and VBA methods, here I introduce you a handy tool – Kutools for Excel. With its Extract Text utility, you can easily extract all decimal value from a range in Excel.

Kutools for Excel : with more than 300 handy Excel add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 60 days.

1. Select the range with decimal you want to extract, and then click Kutools > Text > Extract Text. See screenshot:

2. In the Extract Text dialog box, type .* into the Text box, and then click the Add button. Finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

3. In another popping up Extract Text dialog box, select a blank cell for locating the result, and then click the OK button.

Then all decimal values in selected range are extracted immediately. See screenshot:

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Easily extract decimal value with Kutools for Excel

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    Ss · 11 months ago
    WHAT IN THE WORLD DID I TRY TO DO?
    IF((C9-TRUNC(C9))<0.59,C9,IF((TRUNC(C9)+((C9-TRUNC(C9))))-TRUNC((TRUNC(C9)+((C9-TRUNC(C9)))))>0.59,(TRUNC((TRUNC(C9)+((C9-TRUNC(C9))))))/0.6)),((C8-TRUNC(C8))>0.59,(TRUNC(C8)+((C8-TRUNC(C8))/0.6)),C8)))))


    by the way C9 was length of a audio file but had entered "18.75" value
    ***?