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How to remove alpha characters from cells in Excel?

Supposing you need to remove all alpha characters from a range in Excel, for example one data in a cell may be “lucase 13654698745”, and you want it to be “13654698745”, how can you quickly remove all alpha characters from cells? Are there any good ideas to deal with this problem?

Remove all alpha characters from cells with VBA code

To remove all alpha characters with Kutools for Excel by one click

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It is difficult to remove alpha characters by using function in Excel, so you can use VBA code to solve it. You can remove all alpha characters with VBA as following steps.

1. Click Developer>Visual Basic or press Alt+F11 to open a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert > Module, and input the following code:

VBA: Remove alpha characters:

Sub RemoveAlphas()
'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 "[a-z.]" Or xTemp Like "[A-Z.]" Then
            xStr = ""
        Else
            xStr = xTemp
        End If
        xOut = xOut & xStr
    Next i
    Rng.Value = xOut
Next
End Sub

3. Then click  button to run the code. And a pop-up dialog is for you to select a range to work, see screenshot:

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4. Click OK, and all the alpha characters have been removed.


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Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Text Tools in Editing group > Delete Characters, see screenshot:

Step 1. Select the range you want work with.

Step 2. Click Kutools > Text Tools in Editing group > Delete Characters, and check Alpha in the pop-up Delete Characters dialog, see screenshot:

Step 3. Click Ok or Apply to remove all alpha in the range.

This utility also can delete numeric characters, non-numeric characters, non-printing characters and so on.

For more detailed information about Delete Character of Kutools for Excel, please visit: Delete Characters.


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