# Extract 10-digit string based on consistent lead-in digits

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I have a number I'm trying to extract from a column and I can't figure out how. The number is *always* 10 digits, *always* starts with 50000, and can appear *anywhere* in the cell in Column A (start, middle or end).

Column A has a mock-up of the type of data I'm working with. The Result column shows what I want to achieve: a 10-digit number based on the 50000##### number located anywhere in Column A.

I know I need to use FIND, and I've looked at similar Q & A in the Community, but can't land on an answer. Thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi @Alex888,

As long as "5" doesn't appear in the words prior to the digit of numbers, you could use this:

• =MID([Column A]@row, FIND("5", [Column A]@row), 10)

Hope this helps!

Best,

Zach Hall

Training Delivery Manager / Charter Communications

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Hi @Alex888,

As long as "5" doesn't appear in the words prior to the digit of numbers, you could use this:

• =MID([Column A]@row, FIND("5", [Column A]@row), 10)

Hope this helps!

Best,

Zach Hall

Training Delivery Manager / Charter Communications

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Thanks!! That was just what I needed to get straight - my final formula I'm using (to only use 50000 numbers and to make to value is): =VALUE(MID([Column A]@row, FIND("50000", [Column A]@row), 10)) Thanks, again!!

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