How to remove numbers from text strings in Excel?

For example there are many numbers mixed in a text string, and you want to remove these numbers from the text string. How to get it done? This article will introduce a couple of tricky methods to remove numbers from text string cells in Excel easily.


Remove numbers from text strings with User Defined Function

This method will introduce a User Defined Function to remove numbers from text strings easily in Excel. Please do as follows:

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Basic for Application window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and then paste the following VBA code into the opening Module window.

VBA: Remove Numbers from Text Strings in Excel

Function RemoveNumbers(Txt As String) As String
With CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
.Global = True
.Pattern = "[0-9]"
RemoveNumbers = .Replace(Txt, "")
End With
End Function

3. Save the Use defined Function. Select a blank cell that you will return the text string without numbers, enter the formula =RemoveNumbers(A2) (A2 is the cell you will remove numbers from), and then drag the Fill Handle down to the range as you need.


Remove numbers from text strings with Kutools for Excel

This method will introduce Kutools for Excel’s Remove Characters utility to quickly remove all numbers from text string cells in Excel. Please do as follows:

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1. Select the text string cells that you will remove numbers from, and click Kutools > Text > Remove Characters.
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2. In the opening Remove Characters dialog box, please check the Numeric option, and click the Ok button.

Then you will see all numbers are removed from selected text string cells at once. See Screenshot:

Note: Sometimes you may need to remove numbers and other special marks from the text string cells, and leave letters only. You can get it done by checking the Non-alpha option and clicking the Ok button in the Remove Characters dialog box. See screenshot:
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    Callum · 11 months ago
    Hello,

    I found this function really helpful, however when I apply this formula, I find that other cells in my database show as error "Name#.'
    Almost as if it goes out of the order on the database.

    Could anyone provide advice?
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    David Smith · 1 years ago
    In a cell witht he following John Smith SS1324 how do i extract SS1324 and just leave John Smith and paste SS1324 in another cell ?
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    Hooman · 1 years ago
    Hey there.
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Thanks a lot for the formula!