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As the title says: How can I convert data like $14,500.00 and $1,206.80 from text to a number in Google Sheets?

I tried the special format and then $#,##0.00but it didnt work. Any suggestions?

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Use this pattern:

=iferror( value( regexreplace( trim(A2), "[^\d.]", "" ) & " " ) )

The values you quote should be perfectly valid as is, provided that the spreadsheet locale is set to United States or another locale that uses period as decimal mark and $ as currency symbol. To avoid the need to convert these values in the first place, set File > Settings > Locale before you import the values.

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