How to extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings in Excel?

Sometimes you may need to extract the numbers only from a list of alphanumeric strings. You can get it done with the following methods.

Extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings with VBA code
Easily extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings with Kutools for Excel


Extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings with VBA code


The following VBA code can help you delete all nonnumeric characters from specified range and keep only numbers in cells. Please do as follows.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: remove all nonnumeric characters from cells

Sub GetNumbers()
    Dim xRegEx As Object
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xCell As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Pease select range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xRegEx = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
    With xRegEx
        .Pattern = "\D+"
        .IgnoreCase = True
        .Global = True
    End With
    xRg.NumberFormat = "@"
    For Each xCell In xRg
        xCell.Value = xRegEx.Replace(xCell.Value, "")
    Next
    Set xRegEx = Nothing
End Sub

3. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, please select the range with mixed alphanumeric text strings you need to keep only the numbers, and click the OK button.

Now all nonnumeric characters in selected range have been removed immediately, and only the numbers kept. See screenshot:


Easily extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings with Kutools for Excel

The above code will destroy the original data, if you want to keep the original data, here I can recommend you a useful tool – Kutools for Excel. With its EXTRACTNUMBERS function, you can quickly extract numbers from alphanumeric strings without remembering formula or running VBA code.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select a blank cell to output the extracted number, and then click Kutools > Kutools Functions > Text > EXTRACTNUMBERS

2. In the Function Arguments dialog box, click the button to select the cell (says A2) which contains the alphanumeric text string you will extract the number, and then click the OK button.


Now all numbers in cell A2 are extracted. You can drag the Fill Handle down to extract all numbers of the left cells.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

Easily extract numbers from mixed alphanumeric text strings with Kutools for Excel


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