#### convert text to predefined number in single column

```Hi all,

Greeting to all of you out there!

I am a newbie to this forum and now I have a question here.

I have a worksheet which contains thousands of records. Within a
particular column (column "N") there are single character in the cells
throughout the records (eg. "M", "S").

My question is how can I convert from "M" to "1" and "S" to "2" using
formula?

Thanks and best regards.

Eric

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```Use a help column,

=LOOKUP(N1,{"M","S"},{1,2})

copy down as long as needed
copy and paste special as values in the N column

or if the reason you want this is to total the values you can do it with one
formula

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(N1:N1000,{"M","S"}),{1,2})

will give you the total values of the "M" and "S"

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Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

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> Hi all,
>
> Greeting to all of you out there!
>
> I am a newbie to this forum and now I have a question here.
>
> I have a worksheet which contains thousands of records. Within a
> particular column (column "N") there are single character in the cells
> throughout the records (eg. "M", "S").
>
> My question is how can I convert from "M" to "1" and "S" to "2" using
> formula?
>
>
> Thanks and best regards.
>
>
> Eric
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>

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terre081 (3244)
1/14/2004 2:40:13 AM
```chlee72
You can also do this with Replace

1) Select column
2) Edit>Replace on the pull down men
3) Replace M with
4) Replace Al
5) Repeat for

Good Luck
Mark Graesse
mark_graesser@yahoo.co

----- chlee72 > wrote: ----

Hi all

Greeting to all of you out there

I am a newbie to this forum and now I have a question here

I have a worksheet which contains thousands of records. Within
particular column (column "N") there are single character in the cell
throughout the records (eg. "M", "S")

My question is how can I convert from "M" to "1" and "S" to "2" usin
formula

Thanks and best regards

Eri

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anonymous (74722)
1/14/2004 2:16:08 PM

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