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Excel field has three spaces I need to remove from collumn.

Excel field has three spaces I need to remove from collumn.

Excel field has three spaces I need to remove from collumn.

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I have 700 records withe the following fields.

sample all different numbers but same format.
   3000324
I use this to convert: =LEFT(A1,9)&" "&MID(A2,10,11)
THAT CONVERTS IT TO THE FOLLOWING
   3000 324
I need the following
3000 324
in other word I need to delete the 3 leading spaces.
Does anyone know the change I need to make to the formula.

RE: Excel field has three spaces I need to remove from collumn.

One simple answer is that the TRIM function should strip off extra spaces.

However, your explanation of the problem is a bit puzzling. You say the data are 'numbers' yet LEFT(A1,9) only extracts 4 digits. This would only be true if the data were a string with 5 leading blanks. But if that were the case, you wouldn't end up with 3 extra spaces in the result, you'd have 5.

With all that in mind, are you sure you're getting leading 'spaces' and not just that the alignment is set to center or right instead of left?

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