#### seperate text and number in the same cell

```Hi,
i have the following data :
cell a2 : aa22
cell a3 : aab80
cell a4 : acd99

how can i but just the letters in cell b2 and the number in cell c2

such as
b2 = aa
c2=22

thank you all

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```Hi Jed,
Don't know if you always have exactly 2 digits like your example,
but you can get a formula to separate them at
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/sorting.htm#pcdigits
is a solution posted by Tom Ogilvy which will split of digits from
the right not limited to 2 digits..

If  you need to get real fancy Harlan Grove posted some example
Extraction of a Group of Digits and Dashes, from postings by Harlan Grove
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/grove_digitsid.htm

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> Hi,
> i have the following data :
> cell a2 : aa22
> cell a3 : aab80
> cell a4 : acd99
>
> how can i but just the letters in cell b2 and the number in cell c2
>
> such as
> b2 = aa
> c2=22
>
> thank you all
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/
>

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dmcritchie (2586)
4/4/2004 3:34:10 AM
```Hi

If you go here: http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/ExtractNum.htm I have acustom
function that will extract the numbers only from the cells.

=ExtractNumber(A1)

To then get the text only use the function below in the same way as
decribed in the above link for extracting numbers

Function ExtractText(rCell As Range)
Dim iCount As Integer, i As Integer
Dim sText As String
Dim strText As String
sText = rCell

For iCount = Len(sText) To 1 Step -1
If Not IsNumeric(Mid(sText, iCount, 1)) Then
i = i + 1
strText = Mid(sText, iCount, 1) & strText
End If
Next iCount
ExtractText = strText
End Function

In any cell then place;

=ExtractText(A1)

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dave2624 (251)
4/4/2004 3:51:34 AM
```thank you so much,it does work perfectly

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