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Remove Characters at the Start Using Macros In Excel

Want to quickly truncate the first number of characters of your choosing? Excel Macros can remove characters... read more

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Want to quickly truncate the first number of characters of your choosing? Excel Macros can remove characters at the start of your selection of text!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Removes the number of characters at the start as specified by the user

Copy Source Code:


Sub RemoveCharactersAtTheStart()

Dim range As Range
Dim num As Integer

Get the <a href="https://www.myexcelonline.com/blog/remove-character-from-string/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">characters to be removed from</a> the user
num = InputBox(&amp;quot;Input the number of characters to remove at the start&amp;quot;, &amp;quot;Num of characters&amp;quot;)

'Loop through all of the text
For Each range In Selection
'Use Right to remove the first x characters
range = Right(range, Len(range) - num)
Next range

End Sub

Final Result: 

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Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookRemove-Characters-at-the-Start.xlsm


This is the text that we want to modify. We want to remove the first 2 characters of these Part Numbers:

Insert Time Range Using Macros In Excel

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

Remove Characters at the Start Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

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STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Insert Time Range Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

Remove Characters at the Start Using Macros In Excel | MyExcelOnline

 

Make sure your part numbers and macro are selected. Click Run.

Insert Time Range Using Macros In Excel

We want to remove the first 2 characters. Type in 2 and Click OK.

Insert Time Range Using Macros In Excel

With just one click, the first 2 characters are now all removed!

Insert Time Range Using Macros In Excel

 

How to Remove Characters at the Start Using Macros In Excel

 

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