#### Simple question I hope....

```  I have a worksheet that has a column with the fields
filled with 000009620300000058718030916 or very similar
numbers....I would like to take 6 digits off the end of
the number and ten off the front, so it would be
00000058718.  I think this could be done easliy, but I'm
not very good with Excel. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
3steps
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```3steps,

If your numbers always have 27 digits it's
=MID(C15,11,11) OR if the lengths can vary but you
always want 10 removed from the front and 6 from the
back
=MID(C15,11,LEN(C15)-16)

Dan E

"3steps" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2d98801c394cb\$4c4b6fb0\$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>   I have a worksheet that has a column with the fields
> filled with 000009620300000058718030916 or very similar
> numbers....I would like to take 6 digits off the end of
> the number and ten off the front, so it would be
> 00000058718.  I think this could be done easliy, but I'm
> not very good with Excel. Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> 3steps

```
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10/17/2003 4:43:24 PM
```If the data is all the same width, then select the data and do Data / Text To Columns / Fixed
Width.  Set breaks between the 10th and 11th digits and also between the next break you want
depending on how many digits there are.  This gives you 3 columns of digits, so select the first
and choose 'Do Not Import Column', and same for the 3rd column.

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"3steps" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>   I have a worksheet that has a column with the fields
> filled with 000009620300000058718030916 or very similar
> numbers....I would like to take 6 digits off the end of
> the number and ten off the front, so it would be
> 00000058718.  I think this could be done easliy, but I'm
> not very good with Excel. Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> 3steps

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