Extract Text From Given Point In Text String When Data Points Do Not Share Given
Jul 9, 2014
I have a set of task descriptions that I am attempting to trend on. Some of these (Column B) have the customer's name added to the description; others do not. I need to be able to make a list of task names (ColumnA), removing the name from the text string.
The formula I am using is [=LEFT(B3,FIND("for",B3)-2)].
The problem I am having is when the description does not contain the "for" built into the formula, I get "VALUE" error. What adjustment can I make to the formula to pull over the Description if the "for" does not appear in the text string?
Basically I need to extract numbers between (to the left) o or u and to the right + or -. The string ends always with 3 numbers if it. I have also attached excel file of these two rows for your convenience.
I have a worksheet with over 10,000 records. The column that lists where a person is willing to relocate can have up to 60 city/state entries in one cell.
Here is an example of what appears in one cell - this is exactly how it appears:
ASAI Los Angeles (XX , CA DFO Pacific (XX ONLY), CA DFO Pacific Area Analyst Laguna Niguel (XX ONLY), CA SAI Los Angeles (XX ONLY), CA Ldr Los Angeles El Segundo POD (XX ONLY), CA Ldr Los Angeles Long Beach POD (XX ONLY), CA Ldr Los Angeles POD (XX ONLY), CA Senior Ldr (XXXX) Washington (XX ONLY), DC
What I need to do is be able to sort on city and state, so I wanted to be able to extract and separate the city and state. I tried using a find/replace (CTRL J) to enter a semicolon between each entry and thought I could do text to columns to separate, but that doesn't work.
How I could extract this information? Notice that the first entry is missing ) - that is throughout the records.
An original text string entry appearing in an Excel cell would be:
"N7C Neuroprotective J5Z Antiviral, other M2Z Antiarthritic, other J5A Antiviral, anti-HIV"
I need to extract N7C, J5Z, M2Z and J5A from this string and list these alphanumeric values in separate cells adjacent to the original text string. The challenge is that these alphanumeric references may appear in different positions within the original string with no fixed value e.g. a "," separating them. The alphanumeric references may also be 3 or 4 characters in length and there may be different numbers of alphanumeric references in the original string.
Another example would be (very different from the first):
"T2Z Recombinant, other K5B Radio-chemoprotective J3Z Antibacterial, other D3A Vulnerary A10C Symptomatic antidiabetic K6Z Anticancer, other R8A Antiasthma B6A Septic shock treatment I1Z Immunostimulant, other S1Z Ophthalmological R8B Antiallergic, non-asthma M1A1 Anti-inflammatory"
You can see that in this further example "A10C" & "M1A1" are 4 character alphanumeric strings wheras the others feature 3 characters.
I am trying to extract numbers after a specific text in a text string, for eg :abc SN 12345 xyzedf SN No. 456 mnoAs per above, i want to extract any numbers afters "SN". the numbers can be vary in digits i.e. it can be 3 digit numbers or 4 or 6. Also, at times there is some other text in between (like SN No.) numbers and search word (i.e. SN)Any formula to get result as "12345" and "456".
I need to be able extract a string from within a longer string. The information I want will always start 5 chracters in and be bordered by an underscore either side, but could be of any length. For example in the following string, I would want to extract WF602.
Is there a relatively simple excel function which will extract the end of a text string. The end has two or three full stops / periods so I would like to count back three to six or more characters and use the full stops as 'cut off points' by passing other full stops?
Below is a sample of data I need to extract the 8 digit number:
WO_32092_56228491_575482-113476-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_115116-115118/115117-WP55 WO_32092_56228491_291881-318903-WP55 WO_259_56748761 WO_13895_52245652COUNTYRDN-30 WO_17368_51421730-A-ADDPOLEINFIELD WO_17368_50885431-A-ADDMISSINGPOLE WO_11021_52350485brock3377 In a spreadsheet, I had set up three columns where:
A: removed first three characters. WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 B: removed up to the _ . 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491_115130-WP55 C: captured the first 8 characters left. 56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491
I am pulling the data into Excel via an ODBC where there is thousands of rows of data. The three column process puts a tremendous strain on the processor.
Is there a formula that will extract the 8 character number without a three step process?
I have several lines with text strings containting three numbers in each line. I need a code to extract all three numbers from each text string. The numbers can be placed on the following columns in each row.
I need to extract just the text from cells which contain both letters and numbers. There can be one or two letters, followed by one, two or three numbers. (For info, these are chemical elements and their masses). So for instance,a cell could contain anything from the following B9, B11, S32, Ca44, Mo100, I129, Th226, U238 etc etc. I know I've seen this done before, but I can't find it now. It also has to be formula based, not using VBA.
/s will always be present and will always be followed by one or more digits (no limit).
/c may or may not be present but if it is present, again it will always be followed by one or more digits (no limit)
I have been using TextToColumns with "/" as the delimiter and it works fine in most cases. However, the data frequently contains additional "/" characters which breaks everything. some examples of valid but problematic data are:
=IF(SUM('SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC)=0,SUMPRODUCT('SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC, 'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC,'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC), SUMPRODUCT('SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC,'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC, 'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC,'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!RC:RC)) *'SL-001 - AT-001-001'!R992C*R3C9 and I would like a macro that will extract the numbers between each instance of the letters R and C , i.e. 852, 856, 826 etc etc. in cells A2, A3, A4 respectively.
I have to sort list of thousands name (3000 names) and remove duplicates. My problem is majority of the names have their title (i.e) Prof. Dr. Ir. Sir. etc typed in, so I need to copy the title in different cell and have their name only. Here's what I expect:
Current List ----> Column A -->Column B Drs. H. A. Andrew Boston, MRE. ----> Drs. H. --> Andrew Boston, MRE Drs. H. Andrew Smith ----> Drs. H. --> Andrew Smith H. Abd. Mohammed Junus ----> H. --> Abd. Mohammed Junus Prof. DR. Jane Doe, MD ----> Prof. D --> Jane Doe, MD Prof. DR. Ir. H. Randy Wong, MBA --->Prof. DR. Ir. H. -> Randy Wong, MBA Dra. H. A. Karen Patel ----> Dra. H. --> Karen Patel Drs. H. A. M. Kangkong ----> Drs. H. A. --> M. Kangkong Prof. Drs. H. A. Kareem Saleh, Ph.D -> Prof. Drs. H. A. ->Kareem Saleh, Ph.D Dra. Hj. Nina Schorder ----> Dra. Hj. --> Nina Schorder Ir. Abdul Jabbar ----> Ir. --> Abdul Jabbar
Looking to extract a numeric value with two letters attached to it from text strings. The text strings vary. Below are the examples I'm looking to extract .51OZ from the first cell, 12CT from the second, and 30CT from the third.
BEANO AD A-G LIQ RS 0.51OZBEANO AD A-G TAB-CHW RS 12CTBEANO AD A-G TAB-CHW RS 30CT