**Commas** have several uses while dealing with spreadsheets in **Excel**. For example, they improve the **readability** of **numbers**. However, there may be situations when you need to **remove** the unnecessary **commas** between **numbers** from the worksheet. This tutorial will guide you with some quick approaches to remove the **comma** between **numbers** in Excel.

In this article, we will demonstrate **five** quick methods to **remove** **commas** between **numbers** in Excel. To explain the methods we have used some excellent examples with explanations. By adopting these approaches, you will be able to **remove commas** between **numbers** very easily even if the dataset is **huge**. So, without further delay, let’s get started.

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## 1. Use Format Cells Option to Remove Comma Between Numbers in Excel

Suppose, we have a dataset (**B4:D9**) in Excel that contains the **Years** and their corresponding **Sales** values with **commas**. Now, we need to **remove** the **commas** between the numbers of **Sales** (**C5:C9**). Here, we will use the **Format Cells dialog box** for removing the **commas**. The steps to do so are below.

**Steps:**

- First of all, copy the values of
**Sales**(**C5:C9**) and**paste**them into**D5:D9**.

- Secondly, select the range
**D5:D9**. - Thirdly, go to the
**Home**tab. - Fourthly, click on the
**dialog box launcher**(**Number Format**) from the**Number**group (see screenshot).

- In turn, the
**Format Cells dialog box**will pop up. - Therefore, go to the
**Number**tab >**Category**>**Number**> uncheck the**Use 1000 Separator**(**,**) box >**OK**.

- In this way, we can
**remove**the**commas**between the**numbers**easily (see screenshot).

## 2. Delete Comma Between Numbers with Excel NUMBERVALUE Function

In the second approach, we will use **the NUMBERVALUE function** in Excel to omit the **commas** between numbers. For this, we will use the dataset (**B4:D9**) below containing some **Sales** values with **commas** (**C5:C9**). Follow the steps below to remove the **commas** using the **NUMBERVALUE** function.

**Steps:**

- First, select cell
**D5**. - Next, to
**remove**the**comma**in the cell**C5**, type the following formula in cell**D5**:

`=NUMBERVALUE(C5)`

- After that, press the
**Enter**key. - Thus, we have
**removed**the**comma**. - See the number
**without comma**in cell**D5**of the picture below.

- Besides, to
**copy**the formula in the rest of the cells (**D5:D9**),**double-click**on the**fill handle**. - In this way, we can
**remove**all the**commas**from the numbers (**D5:D9**).

**Read More:** **How to Remove Comma in Excel Using Formula (2 Ways)**

## 3. Discard Thousands Comma Separators from Numbers by Applying the General Format

Here, we will explain the process to discard the **thousands comma separators** from **numbers**. For this, we will use the dataset below (**B4:D9**) that contains **Sales** values with **thousands comma separators** in the **C5:C9** range. Now, we will **remove** these **commas** by applying the **General Format**. The steps to do so are below.

**Steps:**

- To do so, first of all, we need to
**copy**the range**C5:C9**and**paste**it into**D5:D9**.

- Afterward, select the range
**D5:D9**> go to the**Home**tab >**Number**group > click on the**dropdown**(see screenshot).

- Then, select
**General**from the dropdown.

- Consequently, all the
**commas**are**removed**from the numbers (**D5:D9**).

**Read More:** **How to Change Comma Separator in Excel (7 Easy Methods)**

## 4. Converting Comma into Decimal Points in Excel Using the Find and Replace Option

Assuming, we have a dataset (**B4:D9**) in Excel containing the **Years** (**B5:C9**) and their respective **Sales** (**C5:C9**) values. We can see that the numbers of **Sales** (**C5:C9**) contain **commas** (see screenshot). In this method, we will utilize the Excel **Find & Replace** option to convert these **commas** into **decimal points**. The steps are below.

**Steps:**

- In the beginning, copy
**C5:C9**and paste it into**D5:D9**.

- After that, select
**D5:D9**. - Then, go to the
**Home**tab.

- Thereupon, go to the
**Editing**group > click on the**Find & Select**dropdown > select**Replace**.

- In turn, the
**Find and Replace**dialog box will appear. - At this time, go to the
**Replace**tab > type ‘**,**’ in the**Find what**box > type ‘**.**’ in the**Replace with**box > click on**Replace All**.

- Consequently, the
**Microsoft Excel**message box appears. - The message box shows the total number of
**replacements**(**5**in our case). - Click
**OK**.

- Again, go to the
**Find and Replace**dialog box. - Eventually, click on the
**Close**button.

- In the end, we can see the
**commas**replaced with**decimal points**(**.**) in the range**D5:D9**.

## 5. Applying Text to Columns Feature to Remove Comma from Numbers in Excel

Let’s say, we have an Excel dataset ( **B4:D9**) that contains some **Years** (**B4:B9**) and their corresponding **Sales** value (**C5:C9**). The screenshot shows that the numbers of **Sales** contain **commas**. From the screenshot, we can also see that the **Sales** values are in **Number** format. In this method, we will learn to **remove** the **commas** from the numbers (**C5:C9**) using the **Text to Columns** feature. See the steps below.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, convert the
**Number**format of the range**C5:C9**into**General**format. - To change the
**formatting**, select the range**C5:C9**> go to the**Home**tab > next to the**Number**group > select**General**from the dropdown.

- Now, keeping selection on the range
**C5:C9**, go to the**Data**tab.

- Next, click on
**Text to Columns**in the**Data Tools**group.

- As a result, the window named ‘
**Convert Text to Column Wizard – Step 1 of 3**’ will pop up. - Therefore, select
**Delimited**from the**Choose the file type that best describes your data**section. - Afterward, click on
**Next**.

- At this time, go to
**Delimiters**> put a**tick mark**in the**Comma**box > see the**Data preview**section to see the final output of the**numbers**> click**Next**.

- Thereupon, click on the
**Finish**button.

- Then, a message box named
**Microsoft Excel**will appear. - It basically refers to the
**data**of**C5:C9**. - Click
**OK**.

- Finally, the parts of the numbers
**before**and**after**the**commas**will be**separated**and the**commas**will be**removed**. - The separated portions are in the ranges
**C5:C9**and**D5:D9**correspondingly (see screenshot).

## How to Discard Comma from Text String in Excel

The previous methods were about removing **commas** from the **numbers**. Moreover, we can remove the **commas** between **text strings** in Excel. Here, we will see how to do this. To explain the process, we have used an Excel dataset (**B4:C9**) containing some **Texts** (**B5:B9**) with **commas**. We will use **the SUBSTITUTE function** for this method. Let’s see the steps below to **remove** the **commas** in the **Texts**.

**Steps:**

- In the first place, select cell
**C5**. - Now, to
**remove**the**comma**between the**texts**of cell**B5**, type the following formula in cell**C5**:

`=SUBSTITUTE(B5,",","")`

- Next, press the
**Enter**key. - Consequently, we can see in cell
**C5**that the**comma**between the**texts**of cell**B5**is removed correctly.

- However, to
**copy**the formula in the cells below (**C6:C9**),**double-click**on the**fill handle**sign (the ‘**+**’ sign located at the corner of cell**C5**).

- Thus, we can
**remove**the**commas**from all the**Texts**of the dataset (see screenshot).

## How to Remove Numbers after Comma in Excel

Assuming, we have a dataset (**B4:C9**) in Excel that contains some **Numbers** (**B5:C9**). There are **commas** between these **numbers**. Now, we will demonstrate the procedure to **remove** the portions of **numbers after commas** along with **commas**. Here, we have used **the LEFT function** and **the SEARCH function**. See the steps below.

**Steps:**

- First, activate cell
**C5**. - Next, to
**remove**the**number**after the**comma**in cell**B5**, enter the formula below in cell**C5**:

`=LEFT(B5,SEARCH(",",B5)-1)+0`

In this formula, the **SEARCH** function locates the **comma** (**,**) in the number in cell **B5**. Besides, the **LEFT** function returns the first **three** characters from the number.

- Eventually, press the
**Enter**key to get the result. - Consequently, the
**comma**and the**portion of the Number after the comma**is removed (see screenshot).

- To
**copy**the formula in the rest of the cells, drag the**fill handle**up to cell**C9**. - We can see the final result in the screenshot below.

## How to Get Rid of the Last Comma in Excel

Lastly, we will see the process to **delete** the **last comma** in Excel. Suppose, we have a dataset (**B4:C9**) below containing some **Texts** in the range **B5:B9**. We can see **commas** at the **end** of every **Text**. Now, we will use some Excel **functions** to **delete** the **last commas**. The functions are **the IF function**, **the OR function**, **the RIGHT function**, **the TRIM function**, the **LEFT **function and finally **the LEN function**. The steps are below.

**Steps:**

- To begin, select cell
**C5**. - Therefore, to
**remove**the**last comma**of cell**B5**, enter the formula below in cell**C5**:

`=IF(OR(RIGHT(TRIM(B5),1)={",","."}),LEFT(TRIM(B5),LEN(TRIM(B5))-1),TRIM(B5))`

- Next, press
**Enter**. - In turn, we can see in cell
**C5**that the**last comma**of cell**B5**is removed.

**🔎**** How Does the Formula Work?**

**TRIM(B5):**Discard all unnecessary spaces from the text.**RIGHT(returned text by TRIM,1):**Retrieves the trimmed text’s rightmost element.**OR(right, most, character, of, trimmed, text={“,”,”.”}):**If the rightmost character is either a comma or a period then it is**TRUE**; otherwise**FALSE**.**LEFT(TRIM(B5),LEN(TRIM(B5))-1):**Retrieves the entire trimmed text excluding the final character.

- In the end,
**copy**the**formula**in the rest of the cells (**C6:C9**), drag the**fill handle**up to cell**C9**. - See the final result in the screenshot below.

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