Extract Alphanumeric characters

Routine #12 from our series of text subroutines to use in EXCEL to extract all the alphanumeric characters. Everything that does not fall under alphanumeric character will be automatically removed from the selected cells content.

Code snippet below:

Sub AlphaNumericOnly() 'Keep only alphanumeric characters
Dim selected_range As Range
Set selected_range = Range(Selection.Address)
Dim i As Integer
Dim strResult As String

Dim old_value As String
For Each cell In selected_range
 old_value = vbNullString: old_value = cell.Value
 For i = 1 To Len(old_value)
 Select Case Asc(Mid(strSource, i, 1))
 Case 48 To 57, 65 To 90, 97 To 122: 'include 32 if you want to include space
 strResult = strResult & Mid(strSource, i, 1)
 End Select
 cell.Value = strResult

You can see how to add this to Excel in order to use the code in this thread UPPER CASE

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