I have a column in Excel with values that looks like this:
01.01 01.02 01.03 01.04 01.05 01.06 0101.2 0101.21.00 0101.21.00.00 0101.29.00 0101.29.00.10
I am trying to remove the “.” in the 4 digit cells i.e. 01.01 01.02 etc. so that they will show 0101, 0102 instead. The current cells indicated “General” format. I changed it to “text”. Then tried to do a replace “.” to blank. However, it will change from 01.01 to 101. I have tried several methods including “custom” format to no avail.
I filtered the column so only those cells with length=5 show up. I then applied a “custom” format 0000 to the cells. It changed. However, I then tried to sort the column, it will not sort properly. The custom formatted 4-digit cells are conflicting with other cells.
I only need to remove the “.” for those 4-digit cells and keeping the leading zero. Seems like an easy task but I am pulling my hair. Any advise is appreciated.
May sort as you require.
;s if necessary for your configuration.
A1 is your target cell,
In my photo Column A is formatted as
Text and Column B is good ol’ fashion