Thursday, November 20, 2014

yogi_Convert Entries Ending With B M K Into Numbers As Billions Millions And Thousands

                Google Spreadsheet   Post  #1839
Yogi Anand, D.Eng, P.E.      ANAND Enterprises LLC -- Rochester Hills MI   Nov-20-2014
post by Timothy Niemeyer:
Multiple Len, Substitute, Right (B ,M, or K) Conundrum
Problem Description: I'm importing data from a website that either gives a string, for example, 120B (billion), 134M (million), or 75K (thousands). I've been able to use the formula to turn it into a number if it's billions (B) or millions (M) but am having trouble accounting for thousands (K). Here's what I have so far...

=if(len(C6), substitute(C6, right(C6,1), "")*if(right(C6,1)="B",1000000000, 1000000) ,)

Please help. Here's a sample formula...

Thank you in advance