# What is the formula to remove dashes in Excel?

## What is the formula to remove dashes in Excel?

In an adjacent blank cell, C1 for instance, enter this formula: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,”-“,””), see screenshot: 2. Press Enter key, and select cell C1, then drag the fill handle to the range that you want to contain this formula. And the dashes between the numbers have been removed.

## How do you remove dashes in Excel without removing zeros?

As soon as you remove the hyphens, the leading zero disappears. This is because Excel guessed that you were trying to enter the number 76451808 instead of the code 076451808. Excel ignores leading zeros when you enter numbers. You can solve this problem by using the SUBSTITUTE function.

**How do I remove parentheses and dashes in Excel?**

First step will be to get rid of all of the manual formatting. Use find and replace to strip out the spaces, hyphens and brackets. So you select the column, right click, select Format Cells, Custom Category, then paste the format from the line above into the “type” field, OK out.

**How do I format numbers in numbers in Excel?**

Display numbers as phone numbers

- Select the cell or range of cells that you want to format. How to select cells or ranges?
- On the Home tab, click the Dialog Box Launcher next to Number.
- In the Category box, click Special.
- In the Type list, click Phone Number.

### How do I separate a number from 91 in Excel?

Separate area code from phone number with Text to column in Excel

- Select the list of phone number, click Data > Text to Columns.
- In the Convert Text to Columns Wizard dialog box, check Fixed width and click Next.
- Then set your field width by setting the break lines with arrow. See screenshot:
- Click Finish.

### How do I remove the first 2 numbers from a cell in Excel?

The “YY” part of the formula is the cell location, “1” indicates the first character in the cell, “X” is the number of characters to remove, and “” indicates the replacement value. So if you wanted to remove the first two characters in cell A1, then the formula would be =REPLACE(A1, 1, 2, “”).

**How do I remove brackets from parentheses in Excel?**

To remove text which is around with brackets, you can find them out, and then replace them as blank.

- Press Ctrl + H keys to enable the Find and Replace dialog, in the Find what textbox, type (*) into it, and go to Replace with textbox, type ( ) into it.
- After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

**Is there a way to remove parentheses in Excel?**

On the sheet where you wish to remove the parentheses with text, press Control-F on the keyboard.