How to Extract Nigerian Phone Numbers From a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 (.XLS) File

  12 January 2016

The ultimate phone number extractor just launched by SmartSMSSolutions has the provision for extracting Nigerian phone numbers either from a text, a saved fie or from your mobile phone. The application has the ability to extract phone numbers from 9 different file types. Now, that is just awesome.


We have already considered how to use the phone number extractor to extract phone numbers from a text, how to extract from a Microsoft word 97-2003 file type and how to extract from a Microsoft word 2007-2015 file type.


Another file type which the new application has the ability to extract phone numbers from is the Microsoft Excel file. Here is a brief tutorial on how to extract Nigerian phone numbers from Microsoft excel 97-2003 (.xls) saved file.



  • Before going to the phone number extractor, you should already have the MS Excel 97-2003 document file saved on your computer, either on your desktop or another desired location.


  • How do you know an MS Excel 97-2003 document? When Ms Excel 97-2003 documents are saved, you’ll see the acronym .XLS attached to the file name.



  • When you get there, scroll down on the first page you see and click on ‘Extract from File’. You’ll be required to login to your bulk SMS account if you’ve not done so already. Don’t have an account? Sign up now for free.



  • Then, in front of the box tagged select a file, click on ‘Browse’


  • A dialog box will pop-up where you now go to the folder or location where you’ve saved the Excel file and select it, or input the name of the saved file inside the box tagged ‘File Name’. That’s why it’s important to note where it is saved and the name used to save it.


  • Once you’ve located it, click on ‘Open’ and the file transfers to the application.


  • At this point, select one among the options for saving to a PhoneBook or not that follows, if you want to add the number to an existing PhoneBook or a new one. If not, click on ‘Don’t save’.


  • If you do not desire to separate the extracted numbers by network, then proceed to the next box. If you do, click inside the box next to it.


  • Once this is done, click on ‘Extract’.




  • If you have phone numbers saved inside the file you’ve selected, the numbers becomes extracted instantly and you get a success alert. If there are no phone numbers saved inside the document, you get an error alert and you need to revisit the file to ensure the numbers are there and correct the discrepancy.



  • Thus, you have the numbers extracted from the Ms Excel 97-2003 version document file (.xls) and you can then access them at later times.


This is yet another file type which the phone number extractor supports.


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