Something like this (untested):

Dim strCellValue as String = myCell.Value.ToString().Replace("page ",

or, since you problably want an integer, not a string:

Dim iCellValue as Integer = CType(myCell.Value.ToString().Replace("page ",
String.Empty), Integer)

Scott Hutchinson
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"Elmosca" <> wrote in message news:3d98b92a@
> Hi, I'm newbie. My question is: how can I delete the first letters of a
> string I import (from an excel cell, for instance).
> For example, the cell contains "page 7". How can I import only the "7"
> deleting the first part ("page ")? Any ideas?