Removes all nonprintable characters from text
The CLEAN function removes all nonprintable characters from text. Use CLEAN on text imported from other applications that contains characters that may not print with your operating system.
For example, you can use CLEAN to remove some low-level computer code that is frequently at the beginning and end of data files and cannot be printed.
1 required argument and
no optional arguments:
Using the CLEAN function:
The arguments for the CLEAN function are:
||Any worksheet information from which you want to remove nonprintable characters.
|• The CLEAN function was designed to remove the first 32 nonprinting characters in the 7-bit ASCII code (values 0 through 31) from
text. In the Unicode character set, there are additional nonprinting characters (values 127, 129, 141, 143, 144, and 157).
By itself, the CLEAN function does not remove these additional nonprinting characters.
The CLEAN function removes all nonprintable characters from text.