# How do I remove the last 3 digits from the right-hand side of a column?

edited 01/18/23

For ex: I have \$4,478,999. I would like to convert it to \$4.479,000 or say nearest 1000 value and then cut the last three digits at last to get \$4,479 only.

Any idea how I can get it?

@Genevieve P. - Thanks so much. I was able to make the changes to my sheet and ultimately to the dashboard that I will be presenting to my manager, all with your help.

@Genevieve P. - Yes, that makes sense as it won't be in a number format anymore after adding K. But am still using your formula and just added a text to dashboard saying numbers are in thousands.

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Is it always going to be a 7 digit number? If so, that's easy. Otherwise, that gets complex depending on what numbers you're dealing with regularly. One formula might work for the number in your example but then when you have a number like 250,000 it's not going to act the same and would throw out what you consider an incorrect value.

• It may be 7, 8 9 or 10 digit numbers.

I know there is a formula to truncate characters =LEFT (Cellreference, (LEN(Cellreference) - 3)) but how can i use it with my current formula?

Current formula =MROUND(Data30, 1000)

• @Mike TV - Thanks a lot for help. I just did post my comment in clarification of my question.

Try something like this:

=ROUND([Cell Reference]@row, -3) * 0.001

Cheers,

Genevieve

@Genevieve P. - Thanks so much. I was able to make the changes to my sheet and ultimately to the dashboard that I will be presenting to my manager, all with your help.

• @Genevieve P. - in the below example I need K (to represent 1000) to be added at the end. How can I do that? Like I need \$4,478K, I need both \$ sign and K at the end. Am not able to get it. Any ideas?

You can add letters to numbers by using the + sign and quotes around the letters, like so:

="\$" + (ROUND(MROUND(Data34 + Data35, 1000), -3) * 0.001) + "K"

Cheers,

Genevieve

• @Genevieve P. - You make things so easy to follow. Appreciate all your help! Hope you have an amazing new year!

I'm glad I could help! I hope you have an amazing new year as well 🙂

• @Genevieve P. - So I was able to add \$ and K signs but then the number format is not correct. I have lost the commas. in between numbers. How can I achieve it? Formula used now - ="\$" + ROUND(MROUND(Data35 + Data36, 1000), -3) * 0.001 + "K"