Hi, I'm trying to get the last 4 digits of 800 numbers into a new column. All numbers start in cell A1 and go down the column. The number range in size from 9 digits down to 4 digits. I used the =RIGHT formula to move them to column B and that worked great, but now I want to be able to delete the old numbers and just be left with the 4 digits, and when I delete column A all the data I moved to column B disappears as well. Is there a way to change the new data so it doesn't relate to the old data?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:22

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Move partial number from A1 to B1 then delete A1

The problem you are hitting here is that when you delete the cells with the source data for the formula, the formula no longer works since the data is gone.

The trick here is to:

When you do that, you'll see a range of different options as shown below - you want the option for

Valuesas shown.This will paste the copied cells over the top of themselves with just the values from the formula - the formula itself will be discarded. You can then delete column A.

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