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CODE function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

What is CODE function in Excel? CODE function is one of TEXT functions in Microsoft Excel that returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string. The returned code corresponds to the character set used by your computer. Operating environment Character set Macintosh Macintosh character set Windows ANSI Syntax of CODE function CODE(text) The CODE function syntax has…

Remove unwanted characters in Excel

To remove specific unwanted characters in Excel, you can use a formula based on the SUBSTITUTE function. Formula =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(code),””) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C4 is: =SUBSTITUTE(B4,CHAR(202),””) Which removes a series of 4 invisible characters at the start of each cell in column B. How this formula works The SUBSTITUTE function can find and replace text in…

How to abbreviate names or words in Excel

To abbreviate text that contains capital letters, you can try this array formula based on the TEXTJOIN function, which is new in Excel 2016. You can use this approach to create initials from names, or to create acronyms. Only capital letters will survive this formula, so the source text must include capitalized words. You can use the PROPER function to capitalize words…