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How to remove first comma from text string in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-10-09

In this article, I introduce a Defined Function to remove first comma from a cell filled with text string in Excel as below screenshot shown.
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Remove first comma from text string


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To remove first comma from text string, except Defined Function, there is no built-in function to solve it in Excel.

1. Enable the sheet which you want to remove first comma from cells filled with strings, press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the Module script. See screenshot:
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Code: Remove first comma from string

Function RemoveCommaInQuotation(xStr As String)
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    RemoveCommaInQuotation = WorksheetFunction.Substitute(xStr, ",", "", 1)
End Function

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2. Save the code and go back to the sheet, and enter this formula =RemoveCommaInQuotation(A1), press Enter key to get the result, and you can see only the first comma has been removed from the string. You can drag auto fill handle over the cells which needed this formula. See screenshot:
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