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How to remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts in Excel?

As below screenshot shown, for those cells mixed with numbers and texts, how to remove all texts and keep only numbers in cells? Methods in this article can help you.

Remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts with User-defined function
Easily remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts with Kutools for Excel


Remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts with User-defined function

You can also use the below User-defined function to remove texts from specified cells and keep numbers only.

1. Press the 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 Code window. See screenshot:

VBA code: Remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts

Function OnlyNums(strWord As String)
    Dim strChar As String
    Dim x As Integer
    Dim strTemp As String

    strTemp = ""
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For x = 1 To Len(strWord)
        strChar = Mid(strWord, x, 1)
        If Asc(strChar) >= 48 And _
          Asc(strChar) <= 57 Then
            strTemp = strTemp & strChar
        End If
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    OnlyNums = Val(strTemp)
End Function

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
    If Not Intersect(Target, Range("A1:B10")) Is Nothing Then Cancel = True
End Sub

3. Press the Alt + Q keys to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Select a blank cell, enter formula =OnlyNums(A2) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key to get the result. Keep selecting the result cell, drag its Fill Handle down to get all results. See screenshot:

Note: In the formula. A2 is the cell you will remove texts and keep only numbers. Please change it as you need.

Now you can see all texts are removed and only numbers are kept in specified cells.


Easily remove only text from cells that containing numbers and texts with Kutools for Excel

This section will recommend the Remove Characters utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can remove all non-numeric characters from cells by just several click, and keep only numbers in cells. Please do as follows.

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

1. Select the cells you need to remove texts and keep numbers only, then click Kutools > Text > Remove Characters

2. In the Remove Characters dialog box, only check the Non-numeric box, and then click the OK button.

Then all non-numeric characters (texts) are removed from selected cells immediately as below screenshot shown.

  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.


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Bonjour,

Si on veut conserver les virgules avec les chiffres, comment peut-on faire? Merci pour votre réponse
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Hi Enzo,

Sorry I don't quite understand your question. For clarity, please attach a sample file or a screenshot with your data and desired results.
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Hallo, zusammen
Ich finde die VBA super und genau das was ich für meinen Job benötige. Jedoch eine Frage an euch Spezialisten, wenn ich führende Nullen habe dann funktioniert die VBA bei mir nicht, gibt's da einen Trick damit dies auch geht? Grüße
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Hi Rolands,
Sorry I don't quite understand what you mean. Do you want to keep the leading zeros after removing only the texts from cells?
Or you can upload a screenshot of your data here to describe the problem more clearly.
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I have used excel for years but not a power worker never used Visual Basic in a spreadsheet before. This method worked absolutely first time just following the clear instructions above and saved me hours cleaning up an imported Sheet. Many thanks - much appreciated. Cheers
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