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Re: Units out of the data.

1. The formula =Value(Left(C1,Find(" ",C1))) will be insensitive to
longer--129.4 km-- or less specific--7 km-- distances.

2. When I remove units from a list, usually I'm working a large amount of
data and find that the whole spreadsheet works better when source data like
this isn't the result of formula. That is, it doesn't take so long to
refresh when I'm only waiting on 10,000 calculations, and not 10,000,000

So to avoid those annoying long refresh times, instead of creating the
source data with formula I copy the column to a new one, ensure there are
adequate new columns behind it, then convert the column to data with "Data
-> Text to Columns" and choose to break on space only (in your case,
sometimes I have to list out the first letter of units, but then I lose the
units, so instead I find/replace the new column to introduce tab characters
before doing the text to column action. (And if you trust yourself to
recognize mistakes in the text to columns steps before "undo" is gone,
copying the column to another one isn't required.)


On Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 11:12 AM Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) <> wrote:


On 2021/11/26 16:38, Andrew Pitonyak wrote:
Left will return a string so convert to a number using value...
Something like this


THANK YOU Works as expected,now on to the next formula Challenge

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On Nov 26, 2021, at 9:12 AM, "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)"
< <>> wrote:


    Using LO7.2.2.2  <>  Calc on iMac 11.6.1(Big Sur).

    I have a data column that ends in alphabetic letters i.e.

        C      |  D
    2| 2.4 km|    2.4
    3| 4.8 km|    4.8

    As the ' km' can't be added in column C, I used the LEFT formula to
    extract the first 3 digits, namely =LEFT(C2,3). This works
    in column D, BUT whilst not shown on the spreadsheet, the numbers are
    shown in-between double quotes if one looks at the formula, in
column D,
    with the Function Wizard, which again does not enable the number to
    added, averaged etc.

    Both C, D columns are formatted as Number with a single decimal point
    and there will be no -ve number.

    What am I missing, and where to rectify it?


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