Extract Specific Numbers From Text Strings

Jun 26, 2008

Need to write a Macro to only extract numbers from text, characters and numbers fields. I would like the numbers to be extracted in column B, C & D. I am only interested in numbers that begins with 200's, 800's and 4500's. see the attached file.

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i use this code to get the value from the cell that contains "Ink"., and i got the codes from reading other problems:

=IF(SEARCH("Ink",a1),LOOKUP(99^99,--("0"&MID(a1,MIN(SEARCH({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},a1&"0123456789")),ROW($1:$10000)))),"")+0

like this in a1 -> Ink 253.00

and totally working! but the problem is if the word "ink" in the left of the value --> 253.00 ink and the result is #NA, is there any way that i can get the value whether the word Ink is in the left side or right side of the value?

also bothered why is it if the word is not "ink" in the cell and return -> #value since i put ("") in the last part of If function(value if false)?

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I have this formula that extracts numbers from alphanumeric strings.

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However this extracts only the 1st instance of the numbers

In a string like 123avfbsdf4556.. it'll extract only 123.

My questions are the following:

1. Is there a way that i could get the result as 1234556

2. A way which refers to a cell where I put in a number and it'll extract those many number instances. In the above example, if I put the number as 1, it'll extract 123. If I put the number as 2, it'll extract 4556 and so on.

I guess this would require some modifications to the Match function so that it does not look at only the 1st instance.

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Another example would be (very different from the first):

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Here is an example of the text in column E:

Year: 2001 Make: Nasa Model: big spaceship Drive:
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[Code] .........

The data in each field can be different lengths, and I would like to take pieces of text out of Column E, and put it in other columns in the row.

Each field has its own column, and I would like to copy the data for that field from the column containing all data to its respective column.

=MID(E1,SEARCH("Year:",E1)+5,SEARCH("Make:",E1)-SEARCH("object",E1)+5)

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I tried to make a formula that would extract everything between the strings "Notes:" and "Team Stream:" or for example, so I could get the result "Thank you for using our excel forum! thesmartestpeopleever.com" or "Year" and "Make" so I could get the result "2001" if using the example above. I was not able to do it.

I have attached a sample photo and an excel file.

How do I separate/extract each columns data to the appropriate column?

Attached Image : excel string pic.jpg‎

Attached File : excel string formula conundrum.xlsx‎

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I need to extract the data within the brackets allowing for additional spaces for use in a second query which will search for each individual line item in turn.

For some reason the query does not like searching for the raw data in it's current format so I'm trying to extract the key information for searching instead.

I can do it in excel by:

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