Remove unnecessary characters from a text RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a long list of mobile numbers that are like (0912)-6862723. I want to upload a list of this mobile number list that should have no extra character like ( or -. The mobile number should be like this 09126862723. I tried CLEAN() function, special paste and some other ways but I haven't get my result. How can I convert this text (0912)-6862723 to 09126862723.


    Karim Vaziri Regards,

    Friday, October 21, 2016 8:16 PM

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  • With a phone number in cell A2, you can use this formula:


    This formula can be filled down.

    Alternatively, select the entire range and run the following macro:

    Sub CleanPhoneNumbers()
        Dim cel As Range
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        Selection.NumberFormat = "@"
        For Each cel In Selection
            cel.Value = Replace(Replace(Replace(cel.Value, "(", ""), ")", ""), "-", "")
        Next cel
        Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End Sub

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (

    Friday, October 21, 2016 8:44 PM
  • Hi kvaziri,

    Did the suggestion from Hans work for you? If you have any updates about your issue, please feel free to let us know.

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    Saturday, November 5, 2016 6:17 AM