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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

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


Easily remove only texts from cells:

The Remove Characters utility of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly remove all texts from cells which containing numbers and texts, and only keep the numbers in cells. See screenshot:

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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.

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

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.


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

Another utility – EXTRACTNUMBERS of Kutools for Excel can also help you to easily remove all texts from cells and keep only numbers.

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1. Select a blank cell to locate the result, click Kutools > Kutools Functions > Text > EXTRACTNUMBERS. See screenshot:

2. In the Function Arguments dialog box, please select the cell contains texts you need to remove in the Txt box, and then click the OK button.

3. Keep selecting the result cell, drag its Fill Handle down to get all results as below screenshot shown.

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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