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Problems with formatting text within a cell.

wcollette5
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I am trying to take a location number ( example L4027) and have it appear in the cell as L4-027. Is there a formula that I could use to do this? 

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Hi

 

The text is in cell A1. Formula in B1:

=REPLACE(A1,2,0,"-")

Wow! Thank you for showing me this. If I had one more cell similar to the previous question. Example - L4037B and I wanted it to appear as L4-037-B, using the previous equation leaves the B as this L4-037B. Is there another command that I need to place into the equation? 

Solution

Then it would be:

=REPLACE(IF(LEN(A2)=6,REPLACE(A2,6,0,"-"),A2),3,0,"-")