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I have some cells with the format for example: SS4567 and some

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I have some cells with the format for example: SS4567 and some with the format: SX64. I need to retain the letters and the two numbers if that is all it has but if it has four, I need the first and third - so the first example would be converted to SS46.
Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 2 years ago.
ok, assuming this is in excel and assuming that all cells you are using follow the same format, they have 2 lettters and either 2 or 4 numbers. then you would use this formula.

for now I will assume that cell A1 has your first value in it and will go from there.

if it is not in cell A1, just change every value of A1 in the formula to whatever cell you are referring to, and then you can copy it down whatever column you need to.

=IF(LEN(A1)=4,A1,LEFT(A1,2)&MID(A1,3,1)&MID(A1,5,1))

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

This seems to return 0 in all cases

Any other ideas?

Cheers

Stella

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 2 years ago.
can you send me an example sheet?
Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 2 years ago.
also you may want to check the cell format of the target cell, make sure it is "general"
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Genius!

Very many thanks

Stella

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