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Removing numbers from a string

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I want to remove the numbers and letters on the left on a string.

I have some strings which read as such:

ATT 2393747394
AT&T 2732372Tom
CAN Air38263

I tried to use a Left function with InStr within it. Left([Title],(InStr([Title],"#")-1)) The result of that function deleted the whole string. I was wondering whether there is a way to get what I seek.

I seek this result:


Thanks in advance.
Nov 18 '08 #1
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I whipped this up in a hurray, but it should do the trick with little or no modifications:
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  1. Public Function fRemoveCharsFromLeft(strString As String) As String
  2. Dim intLen As Integer
  3. Dim intCharCounter As Integer
  4. Dim strBuildString As String
  6. intLen = Len(strString)
  8. 'Extract all Characters from the Left of the String until the 1st Number
  9. For intCharCounter = 1 To intLen
  10.   If Not IsNumeric(Mid$(strString, intCharCounter, 1)) Then
  11.     strBuildString = strBuildString & Mid$(strString, intCharCounter, 1)
  12.   Else
  13.     fRemoveCharsFromLeft = Trim(strBuildString)
  14.       Exit Function
  15.   End If
  16. Next
  17.   fRemoveCharsFromLeft = Trim(strBuildString)
  18. End Function
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("ATT 2393747394")
  2. ATT
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("AT&T 2732372Tom")
  2. AT&T
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("CAN Air38263")
  2. CAN Air
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("AA3333333")
  2. AA
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("Look guys, not a single number!")
  2. Look guys, not a single number!
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("6This one number fouled up the works!")
  2. 'Returns an Empty String
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft("She sells seashells 9 by the seashore")
  2. She sells seashells
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  1. ? fRemoveCharsFromLeft()
  2. 'Will definately generate an Error!
Nov 19 '08 #2

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Nov 19 '08 #3

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