Microsoft Excel – removing comma separators from numbers

Usually when working with large numbers it is useful to see the comma separator to be able to more clearly read the numbers.

I was recently asked how to get rid of the commas. If you want to remove the comma separators, on the Home tab , in the Number group, click the dialog box launcher. The Format Cells dialog box will be displayed, with the Number tab uppermost. In the Category secion, click Number.

Remove the tick from Use 1000 Separator. Click OK. The commas will disappear.

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17 Responses to Microsoft Excel – removing comma separators from numbers

  1. Sometimes the commas are actually a part of the text (for instance if you pasted from another document) and it doesn’t recognise as a number at all. In this case, I found selecting the range of numbers, using Home -> Find & Select -> Replace… and replacing a comma with nothing at all worked.

  2. aleem ali says:

    I tried all these steps to remove comma but it didn’t work. i can also attach file for you to try.

  3. jdonbavand says:

    I think you may need to send your file.

  4. Sandeep kumar says:

    thanks dear

  5. Derek Shoup says:

    I have the “opposite” problem – I have M2M data exported to an excel spreadsheet that will then be either copied/pasted or imported into an AutoCAD drawing. The exported data is numbers, typically greater than 1,000, and does not include a comma thousand separator. I need to change the cell data to include a comma thousand separator; not just the display of the data through cell format, but the data itself, so that I can take it into my AutoCAD drawing correctly.
    Is there a way to do this other than manually changing each cell? Thanks!

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