How to only hide part of cell value in Excel?
Partially hide social security numbers with Format Cells
Partially hide text or number with formulas
To hide part of social security numbers in Excel, you can apply Format Cells to solve it.
1. Select the numbers you want to hide partially, and right click to select Format Cells from context menu. See screenshot:
2. Then in the Format Cells dialog, click Number tab, and select Custom from Category pane, and go to enter this 000,,"-**-****" into the Type box in right section. See screenshot:
3. Click OK, now partial numbers you selected have been hidden.
Note：it will round up the number if the forth number is larger than or eaqul to 5.
With above method, you only can hide partial numbers, if you want to hide partial numbers or texts, you can do as below:
Here we hide first 4 numbers of the passport number.
Select one blank cell next to the passport number, F22 for instance, enter this formula ="****" & RIGHT(E22,5), and then drag autofill handle over the cell you need to apply this formula.
If you want to hide last four numbers, use this formula, = LEFT(H2,5)&"****"
f you want to hide middle three numbers, use this =LEFT(H2,3)&"***"&RIGHT(H2,3)
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 7 months agoHow can we use format cell to remove the first few characters? For ex: 12,345.67 = **,345.67
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 10 months agohow can i unhide the numbers again
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 8 months agoHi, sunil, if you use the Format Cells function to hide part of string, when you want to unhide them again, just format the cells as general.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoNice Sir, Its working
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoSorry, I meant D22
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI am not sure how you wrote the formula Dean, but =LEFT(F22,3)&"-**-****" shows 278-**-**** for me... Maybe check other formats on your destination cell?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoSorry I did not get your question, could you give me a screenshot or other more information to decribe it?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoYour SSN example fails, in that it rounds up the number, rather than hiding the non-visible placings. In you example, 278-53-6128 is displayed as 279-**-****!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoSorry, could you give me more information about the fails in your examples? Because it works always in my examples.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoDean is correct, the image you are using for the example shows staff no 2083 having the social security number of 278536128 but the hidden version starts with 279. The formula itself works, just the first row in the example image is incorrect.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThanks for the reminder. The format cell method will round up the number if the fourth number is larger than 5.