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This is very similar to my previous post, which was solved. Now that I've extract the numbers, I need to extract the text for the specific work activities, for example 13Z or 9GGG. I'm assuming some variation on this formula:


is the solution, but I'm struggling with making the correct alterations.

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in Cell (A1) I have the following

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End Result wanted:

Cell (A2) 11
Cell (A3) MOBILE
Cell (A4) 36619 1/2
Cell (A5) HOME
Cell (A6) JUNE 2009
Cell (A7) 50000

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