Extracting Texted Characters From A String

Apr 28, 2006

ive search the forums for this particular need and found somthing close but not what i need. i need to write a formula (not VBA) to extract a string of letters which can very in number out of a string of characters in a particular cell.

ex. cell A1= 00abcdefg00-000-00
cell A2 = abcdefg

i've tried different methods but can seem to come up with anything.

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Code:
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