Let's say I have those values in the column:

w 1

w 2

w 3

I want to convert those values to




in another column.

So basically I need to convert the value "w x" to "x".
How do I do that?

Another example: Let's say I have these values in a column:

World Level 1 (AR 0-19)

World Level 2 (AR 20-24)

World Level 3 (AR 25-29)

I want the result to be



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    Welcome. I believe your question could be oversimplified. Are data always, just one letter or more, one digit or more, have a space, also have words etc. Please share some more examples. – marikamitsos Oct 31 '20 at 4:46
  • will add now, going to edit the post – Or24 Oct 31 '20 at 4:53
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    "Another example: Let's say I have..." These are completely different than your first ones. Do these represent the pattern followed in your column? That is 2 words one digit (something)? – marikamitsos Oct 31 '20 at 5:00
  • Yes. I didn't mention it but there could also be the value "NA" for example which isn't part of the pattern and I don't want to do anything with it basically. Other than that value, yes it's a pattern – Or24 Oct 31 '20 at 5:05
  • Please remember that as per site guidelines when an answer addresses your question, accept it and even upvote it so others can benefit as well. – marikamitsos Oct 31 '20 at 5:18

There are different ways to handle the issue.
I find the following the easiest ones.

For a single cell you can use


For the whole column try


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If you also want to get rid of the #N/A cells, please use


Functions used:

  • How would you manage a cell value of #N/A? – Tedinoz Oct 31 '20 at 5:26
  • @Tedinoz Please see the latest version of the formula. – marikamitsos Oct 31 '20 at 5:36
  • Awesome thanks a lot! Definitely upvoted but it says it wont publicly change the number – Or24 Oct 31 '20 at 5:53
  • Can i just ask what does ((.*))|(\D)","")*1 do? – Or24 Oct 31 '20 at 5:54
  • "Awesome thanks a lot! ". You should accept the answer by clicking on the check sign ✓ (which will go green) on the left of the answer. "Can i just ask..." Please read more about how RE2 syntax works. If still in need please let us know. – marikamitsos Oct 31 '20 at 6:17

In the interests of providing an (old-school) alternative. try this formula.

=if(isna(A1),"",trim(mid(A1,search(" ",A1,search(" ",A1,1)+1)+1,search(" ",A1,search(" ",A1,search(" ",A1,1)+1)+1)-search(" ",A1,search(" ",A1,1)+1))))

The logic is that the formula searches for the second and third space: the value between those two spaces being number value.

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