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How to replace all numbers in cells with X’s in Excel?

As below screenshot shown, how to replace all numbers in cells with x’s in Excel? The method in this article will help you solving the problem.

Replace all numbers in cells with x’s with VBA code

Replace all numbers in cells with x’s with VBA code

The following VBA code can help you replacing all numbers in selected cells with X’s in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select the cells containing numbers you will replace with x, and then press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Replace all numbers in selected range with x’s in Excel

Sub ReplaceNoX()
 Dim cell As Object
 Dim val As String
 Dim i As Integer
 Dim n As String
 Application.ScreenUpdating = False
 For Each cell In Selection
 If IsNumeric(cell.Value) Then
 val = cell.Text
 For i = 1 To Len(val)
 n = Mid(val, i, 1)
 If "0" <= n And n <= "9" Then
 Mid(val, i, 1) = "x"
 End If
 cell.Formula = val
 End If
 Application.ScreenUpdating = True
 End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then you can see all numbers in selected cells are replaced with x as below screenshot shown.

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    drc00l · 5 months ago
    I have tried using the verbal basic module described above but received the following error: Compile error: Invalid outside procedure
    I am not a programmer and am not well versed in verbal basic. Any suggestions on how to resolve this error? I copied and pasted what is on this website, including the numbers 1-20, and get this error. I tried without the line numbers, and did not get the error but not all of the cells in the range had the numbers replaced with x's.
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    Guillaume · 3 years ago
    Thanks for this! Really useful