I have got to extract a series of mixed letters & numbers from a cell. The format of the data i need to extract is always [Letter][Letter][Number][Letter][Letter]][Letter][Number][Number]. The problem I've got is the notes field is not in a standard format as it can be anywhere in the cell.

The table below shows the notes cell & the Data I require.

Notes Required Data Fault number AB1ABC12 is complete AB1ABC12 BC2ABC12 status is unknown BC2ABC12 pending job ws1abc12 ws1abc12

I have a column of cells, some blank, some containing just numbers, some containing just letters, some containing numbers preceded by the the letter 'p'

E.g.

frt 34.2 36

p34.5

In the cells containing the number preceded by the 'p' - i would like to remove the 'p' leaving just the number, with all other cells remaining unchanged.

Is there a way either by VBA or manually (preferably both, if possible) to actually unite the X amount of numbers that are in a cell given the contents is alphanumeric? I'll give you the following examples to see if you can understand what I' referring to?

DATA output should be asd67,h876 --------> 67876 2,3,ujdj5&34 -------> 23534 909k86m34 --------> 9098634

I import data from another program in order to evaluate it. Unfortunately, one of the fields I need contains copyright data, however, it has been very inconsistently entered into the database. For example, sometimes the data appears "c1999." or "-1999" or "" or "[1999]" or even "19?" and also sometimes "1999, 1990" and many other variations on that. I discovered the link in the excel help file about extracting numbers from alphanumeric strings, but my situation is still too variable for it to apply; that file didn't take into account that alphanumeric strings don't always lump numbers and letters together. I was able to correct a few things, but my command of excel isn't knowledgeable enough to really come up with something effective.

Some ideas I had that I don't know how to implement: is there a way to strip non-numerical characters from an alphanumeric string? (I've been doing some find/replaces to get rid of some of it, but that is obviously not very efficient when I have to repeat this process daily.) Perhaps then I could just detect the first 4 numbers of the string somehow. However, that doesn't solve the problem of when a wild card is used as in "199?" or "20?" etc.

Bottom line, I just need to grab the first four numbers that appear in the string (but NOT additional numbers that occur after a wild card or a space if the year was not completed in 4 numbers; in that case I'd just be happy with a null value).

I've been doing this with a formula so far. My only experience with macros has been in simply recording them, not actually writing them, but I'll give anything a try.

I created this data worksheet with many tabs and multiple users. On the main tab, something weird has happened and I have no clue how it happened or how to fix it....

I am a school teacher trying to adjust my tracking sheet to calculate pupils levels. I am looking for 2 potential formulas that will do the following.

1 - In cell AE I would like to generate a formula that will take the data entered in cells J:5, L:5, N:5, P:5, R:5, T:5, V:5, X:5, Z:5, AB:5 and AD:5 and give an average level.

2 - In cell AH is it possible to generate a formula that will calculate how many levels of progress the pupils are making - In other words I need Cell I to be calculated against cell J to see how much progress the pupils are making - for example if in cell I:5, a pupil is was given a 3a, and then in cell J:5 is given a 4b, they will have made 2 sub levels of progress. As well as this, can that progress then be averaged out across cells I:5, K:5, L:5, M:5, O:5, Q:5, S:5, U:5, W:5, Y:5, AA:5 and AC:5 to give an overall number of of levels of progress? An then..... can I colour co-ordinate the cell so that if the pupils are making 3 or more sub levels of progress it turns green, 2 sub levels orange and 1 sub level red?

I have a word, for example ROCK. I asigned numbers to the word. R=1,O=2,C=3,K=4. My Question: If I type in ROC it must return 123. If I type in KR it must return 41, etc. Is there a basic formula I can use to solve this?

How do I do data validation/cell formatting so that only alphabetic characters can be entered and no numbers?

(We use the cell for First Name, Last Name, etc. and I don't want potential entries like Mr. 56565 55454 because the cells are formatted as text and allow alphabet and numbers.)

I tried =NOT(ISNUMBER(H6)) for Data Validation, but that didn't work.

I have in cell A1 the number 2 and in cell A2 the letter m.I want to add these two cells in cell A3 so as to appear 2+m.So i type in cell A3 =A1+A2 but it appears error.Is there a way to do what i am asking?

Is there any formula or macro which gives the result from numbers to letters..? say like; 2,471,803.40 is in number and I'm looking for the result as 'RUPEE TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THREE AND FORTY PAISE ONLY'. Is it possible to create macro to get this type of result..?

We are doing a database conversion and I have been tasked with converting all our old promotion codes to a new system. The long and the short of it is this:

I am trying to write an equation that will look at two cells (say A1 & B1) which when put together could be one of the following numbers (01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12) and translate them to a letter (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,M,N)

So 01=A, 02=B and so on...

I was trying to use if statements, but there are too many.

I have a list I want to sort containing both letters and numbers. Right now the regular sort sorts like this ABC-1 ABC-11 ABC-12 ABC-2 I want it to sort like this and don't have a clue how to do it ABC-1 ABC-2 ABC-11 ABC-12 I am using excel 2003

I have an excel sheet where the user enters a bunch of info. In one of the cells, they enter an "account code" - this is then used to SAVE AS the account code.

The problem... if they enter things into this cell that causes the filename to fail (eg: *, /), the code errors out. I can error handle this in VBA at the time of the save, but I would rather prevent them from entering anything that is not a letter or number in the first place.

how to make letter represent numbers what i am trying to do. i am trying to put a sheet together to make my life easyer. i am a lectuer and need to keep trake of studes progress how this is done is that over the year they are graded my Pass Merit Distinction in using offic 2007 (Excel)and i was to make it so that if i put in a P it will =6 points ,M=12 points and D=18 points and for the total points to for each student to come up on the side after the units if there a rule for this and how would i put the rule into the sheet ?

A given string of some letters (from three to five, six) is followed by a single number (1-4). Then it ends, or is followed by another such combination, up to a maximum of, let's say, four.

What I would like to do is to divide a given chain of characters into the smallest chains which contain only letters and one number. To the examples given above, I'd like to receive the following sets:

xxxx1 yyy3 and yyyy1 xyzxx1 and yxz4 and xzx1 ... and so on

Is it somehow possible to do it with simple functions? Or is VB necessary (which sadly I don't know)?