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Dec 10, 2012

I am trying to extract values from a text. I used macro to solve the problem. I was able to extract the numbers however i am trying not to extract all of the numbers in text. For example as you can see below, i am trying to get only 22.99 The only unique thing here can be $ sign i believe. I need to put a criteria that selects the number right after $ sign and extracts 5-6 decimals after that.

**work lamp/desk light led;orion8879 final price: $22.99 (store)**
this is the text in a cell and i only need 22.99 not 8879)

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URL:Extract Numerical Data

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