Strip off first and last characters in a string to make it a number

I selected a frame which has a character string like “$3.26%”
I’d like to have the number “3.26” without the $ and % and no extra spaces.
I tried Regex (with and without the “p”) on the internet but am pretty burnt out.
Also the string I’ve shown may not be fixed length so I simply want to eliminate the 1st and last character in the string.
Thanks a lot.

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Following regex should work in this case: \d+\.\d+. In case you need to match that doesn’t have a decimal separator, you can use the following regex: \d+

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That worked like a champ. Thanks.

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Needed to precede it with a \- for negative numbers.

Great point. The \ is a escape character that is needed for a few escape characters like a dot or a slash. Following is another variant that can work in multiple cases in one shot:


Following post on StackOverflow discusses a lot of aspects: regex - Regular expression for floating point numbers - Stack Overflow


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