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rr24072020
Helper I
Helper I

Power Automate desktop

HI All,

 

PAD >>> How to  find out and remove "." and ","  in excel ?

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geavgous
Microsoft
Microsoft

Hi there, 

 

Thank you for trying out Power Automate Desktop, could please describe your issue with more detail? Are those numbers you are referring to or just plain text? There is an action in Power Automate Desktop called "Replace Text" which you could use before inserting to excel. 

 

But in order to help you out more, please describe your issue in more detail. 

 

Thanks, 

George

tkuehara
Super User
Super User

Hi @rr24072020 

 

I'm assuming you already have an Excel file and you want to remove those "." and "," chars.

 

The easiest way would be to open the "Find and Replace" window and replace by nothing:

tkuehara_0-1627653908628.png

Basically:

  1. Launch your Excel file
  2. Open the "Find and Replace"
  3. Fill the boxes accordingly
  4. Click "Replace All"
  5. Save and close your Excel file
MichaelAnnis
Super User
Super User

Personal opinion, any Excel work should be done with Excel VBA Macros.  About 50% of our bots are this little bot below.  It is insanely faster than Power Automate.  So, the bot is simply:

 

Open Macro Workbook

Run Macro (the Macro needs to know which workbook to open) - There are several ways to write this if you are using multiple workbooks.

---In the Macro, it opens the workbook, runs the Replace Text Macro, and then closes the workbook or leaves it open depending on your process.

 

Hope this helps.

Thanks George.

But "Replace Text" working on particular cells of excel sheet.

For example of 

3000.00

39999.09

455,00

67,00,000

 

 

Thanks in advance. 

Tq  you so much .!!!

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