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How to remove numeric characters from cells in Excel?

Says you have a worksheet contains lots of such information James987den, the data contain both alpha characters and numeric characters, and you want to keep the alpha characters and remove numeric characters for all such data. Such as, converting James987den to Jamesden. Are there any quick ways to deal with it?

Remove numeric characters with VBA code

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If you are familiar with the VBA code, you can use this method with the following steps:

1. Click Developer > Visual Basic or using shortcuts (ALT+F11) in Excel to activate Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window, and click Insert > Module.

2. Input the following code into the module:

Sub RemoveNum()
'Updateby20131129
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    xOut = ""
    For i = 1 To Len(Rng.Value)
        xTemp = Mid(Rng.Value, i, 1)
        If xTemp Like "[0-9.]" Then
            xStr = ""
        Else
            xStr = xTemp
        End If
        xOut = xOut & xStr
    Next i
    Rng.Value = xOut
Next
End Sub

4. Then click doc-remove-numeric-characters-1 button to apply the code. Adialog is appeared on the screen, you can select a range to remove all numeric characters. see screenshot:

5. Click Ok all the numeric characters have been deleted.


arrow blue right bubble Quickly remove numeric characters with Kutools for Excel

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Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Text Tools > Remove Characters, see screenshot:

Step 1. Select the range you want work with.

Step 2. Click Kutools > Text Tools > Remove Characters, and check Numeric, see screenshot:

Step 3. Click Ok or Apply to delete numeric characters in the ranges.

Note: With this tool, we can also delete other character types, such as Alpha characters, Non-numeric characters, Non-alpha characters and Non-printing characters. For more detailed information about Delete Characters, please visit here.


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