Microsoft Excel | Clean Phone Numbers | Clean SSNs | Remove Dashes | Convert to Digits

excel Aug 31, 2022

In Excel, it can be tricky to format certain numbers like phone numbers and SSN or social security numbers. The method described in this video will help you to clean your numbers.

If you have inconsistent data entry for your phone numbers, social security numbers, ID numbers or anything like that, you might need to try the SUBSTITUTE function to "clean" the extra stuff out of your data. Then you can format it appropriately.

This is the function I used. =--SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(A2,"(",""),")","")," ",""),"-","")

Good luck!

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