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How to Remove Non-Numeric Characters – Excel & Google Sheets

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This tutorial will demonstrate you how to remove non-numeric characters from cells in Excel and Google Sheet.

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Remove Non-Numeric Characters

Note: The functions mentioned in this article were introduced in Excel 2016. If you have an older version of Excel, please see this article: Find & Extract Number from String.

With the TEXTJOIN, SEQUENCE, MID, and IFERROR Functions you can remove all non-numeric characters:

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Let’s see how this formula works.

The SEQUENCE and LEN Functions return an array of numbers starting from 1 to the length of our alphanumerical string. In our case it will be {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13}.

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The MID Function returns the characters corresponding to the positions from our numerical array above:

Adding 0 to each item in the array will cause an error if the value is text. Then the IFERROR Function will replace the error with a blank string, leaving only the numerical values:

Last, the TEXTJOIN Function returns only the numerical characters.

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Instead of using the SEQUENCE function, you can achieve the same goal by combining the TEXTJOIN function with the LEN, INDIRECT, ROW, MID and IFERROR functions.

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How to Remove Non-Numeric Characters in Google Sheets

All the examples explained above work the same in Google sheets as they do in Excel.

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