# Find Numbers In Text Strings

Nov 21, 2006

I have several cells in a column that look something like this:

Cell A1: abc 1234 def ghi
Cell A2: xxxx aa b 245 qqqqq
Cell A3: abcdefg hij kl mnopqr s

Is there an excel formula or combination of formulas I can use to identify:
(1) whether any given text string (such as those above) include numbers, and
(2) what the first number (which could contain 1-4 digits) contained in the text string is?

## Excel 2011 :: Find Multiple Text Strings In Another Text String

Mar 8, 2013

How do I use an Excel formula to find which (if any) multiple sets, each of up to 50 words, exist in a series of rows of a spreadsheet - if set A has one or more words found in a searched cell.

A positive result will return a specific value in the designated result cell. If none of the words in Set A is found in the searched cell, the formulae will repeat the test for the words in Set B, and so on.

After all 50 sets of words have been tested, the formula will move to the next cell in the searched column.

New words will be added to the sets of words continually as required.

Multiple words within sets are included in double quotes. Within each set of words there will be some n-tuples of words (i.e. 24 adjacent words) that contain one or more of the words in the set, but for which the formula will be required to return a negative result. Example: Set A = word 1, word2, word 3, "word1 word2 word3". (The words within a set could also be each entered in separate columns, as opposed to all included in a single cell.) The single column of text to be searched is about 10,000 rows.

I am wanting to use the above in a spreadsheet that contains data downloaded from a series of bank accounts to automatically allocate items of expenditure to one of 20 or so different categories of expenditure.

The formula will search the description field to find words that are used in the in the downloaded files from the various accounts to describe each transaction.

If a word describing travel expenditure (e.g. hotel, "holiday inn" but not "holiday travel") is found in the description of an expenditure item - the item cost will be allocated to the TRAVEL EXPENDITURE column, which is one of 20 or so different categories of expenditure.

Happy to consider a different solution if the task can be done better a different way.

Tried using a combination of INDEX/SEARCH/IF in Excel, but was not able to get a correct result. PS I am using Excel 2011 for Mac - which does not allow macros, so the solution needs to be entirely formula based.

## Editing Using VBA - Find Text Strings In Text File

Dec 7, 2012

I have a large .txt file that I would like to edit using VBA. What I would like to do is to find each of the following text strings in the text file :

De:
De :
Envoye
A:
Objet:

If the character right before those text strings is not a carriage return (chr(13) then add a carriage return.

I would like the code to read each line in the text file and execute the task mentioned above.

## SUMPRODUCT Exclude Numbers And Text Strings?

Apr 19, 2014

I'm trying to sum up the total of a list excluding a list like this:

Column B
012*
019*
1758*
70228
70229
70230
70241

In my worksheet 1, it contains e.g.
Column AC
012-something
012-text
019-jumbo
016-things
70228
70221

Column W contains the numbers I want to add up:
\$15
\$12
\$10
\$19
\$15
\$11

My current formula is:
=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNA(MATCH(Sheet1!AC\$4:\$AC\$157,B2:B7,0)),Sheet1!W4:W157)

It has managed to exclude the numbers (e.g. 70228, 70229, etc) but not the text strings (e.g. 012*) when summing it up

## Delete All Numbers Like: #####-## From Text Strings In Cells

Jun 23, 2008

I need to remove multiple instances of pages numbers from a 2000 character text string I have dumped into a cell. The spacing is not equal between the page numbers but they always take the form |#####-##| i.e. bar delimited 5 digit-2 digit. I tried SUBSTITUTE but it will not accept wildcards. I was thinking of looping through a SEARCH. The numbers are ordered ie |00001-01| to |00001-25| then |00002-01| etc, stopping at 25. This might lend to looping but I couldn't wrap my head around the VBA to accomplish that. A sample of the text

"|00006-01| (Defendants' Exhibit Nos. 1,2 marked for |00006-02| Identification.) |00006-03| BY MR. JOHNSON: |00006-04| Q. Doctor, I am handing you Exhibits 1 and 2. |00006-05| Exhibit 2, is that the one that you brought with you, |00006-06| the deposition notice of today? |00006-07| A. I believe so, yes." Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;I should have said this before but this is for use on Excel 2003 WinXP.

## Extract Specific Numbers From Text Strings

Jun 26, 2008

Need to write a Macro to only extract numbers from text, characters and numbers fields. I would like the numbers to be extracted in column B, C & D. I am only interested in numbers that begins with 200's, 800's and 4500's. see the attached file.

## Text To Columns - Separating Numbers From Character-strings

Feb 10, 2014

I have a field that contains rows of data, each made up of a Number followed by Text. The length of the numbers differ - sometimes 4 digits, sometimes 5 or 6. Similarly, the text differs by word-count. An example is

75698 Dog & Duck
634 Crown

I want a way of dividing the numbers from the text (numbers in one column and text in another).

Standard 'Text to Columns' won't work: I can't use 'Fixed Width' due to the number-length varying, and I can't use 'Delimited' and [space] as it will then split all the text up word-for-word (concatenating them back will take ages as my list is 480 rows long).

## IF And FIND Statement For Multiple Text Strings

Nov 19, 2009

I have been given a huge membership list. The field for the CITY also as the two letter state abbreviation (e.g., "Fremont, CA" instead of just "Fremont".). I want to be able to have the "CA" or "WA" or "NV" (etc) from the city field appear in a new STATE field. I successfully use the below statement to do this with the "CA" but I want a statement that will search for multiple strings (the other states).
Here is what works now: =IF(FIND(" CA",F2),"CA"). But I want to be able to add other state abbreviations to this.

## SUMIF - Text Strings With Numbers / Exact Matches / Asterisks

Jun 19, 2013

Doing some job costing on our lowes invoice and am using SUMIF and asterisks to account for all the different names that get used for properties by the cashiers. An example of that range column is:

67TH AVE
19112 PONCA

51ST
STERLING

9420 67 ST
1503 SW 13TH

51ST
10818

19112 PONCA
19112 PONKA

I have formatted this whole column as text and get strange results from sumif when there are exact matches. For example the "10818" string is uniform through the spreadsheet and returns a result of 0.00 if entered as "*10818*" for criteria but returns the correct amount if I use "10818" or 10818 with no quotes.

It seems to be related to the text strings that contain just "numbers" as I'm having no trouble picking up exact matches when there are alpha characters.

## Find Specific Account Value From A Range Of Text Strings

Jan 6, 2014

Need formula to find a specific account no. from a range of text and return that account's value as a usable numeric.

Account number:012345678 XZ
Account value as of 12/31/2013:\$12,345,56

Account number:987654321
Account value as of 12/31/2013:\$876,543.21

## Find Top 10 Most Common Words In Column Of Text Strings?

Apr 1, 2014

I've been racking my brains trying to find a way of doing this. I have a list (column A in Excel) of over 50,000 organisations and I'd like to know what the most common words used in the names are. Ideally it would great if I could produce a top 10 list of the most common words at the top e.g. Ltd, School or Church with a count in the next column of how times that word it appears

## Remove Numbers From Text And Add New Line To Separate Two Strings Based On Delimiter In A Cell

Feb 16, 2014

Actual
Result

london#123;new york#34;
london;
new york;

delhi#145;chennai#54;
delhi;
chennai;

[code]....

removing the # and numbers from text and add new line after ; symbol. So it would save me a lot of time in preparing status.

## Extracting Numbers From Alphanumeric Strings (unite The X Amount Of Numbers)

Aug 16, 2008

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

## Extracting Numbers From Alphanumeric Strings (strip Numbers?)

Aug 15, 2008

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.

## Find/replace Leaving Numbers As Text

May 10, 2007

I have a column of invoice numbers, formatted as text, some of which have first character "0" & last character "C" e.g. "012345C". I want to get rid of the "C" leaving e.g. "012345".

I have tried Find "C" / Replace " " with the undesirable result being that the leading "0" disappears too. Find "5C" replace "5" gives the same.

## Find Cells Contaning Text Not Numbers

May 15, 2007

I need to find cells containing text (Alpha characters only) in a single column, an return the row(+1 then -1). The column contains Group names (Unknown) , and under each name follows numeric data until the next group name. The cells are not formatted other than BOLD names. I need to exctract the numeric data in groups.

EG.
----
NameA
324
234
65
NameB
345
67
Footer
----
etc.

I have manged using the following code, but this always assumes there is an "e" in the name, but would prefer a more foolproof method. (I used "e" cos it is ok so far, BUT this could change in the future)

Sc = "A"
Sr = "1"
With Worksheets(1).Range(Sc & Sr & ":A500").................

## Find Numbers Next To Specific Text Characters In A Cell

Oct 15, 2012

I'm faced with receiving data for time, in a text format, as follows:

Example of possible cell contents...

20secs
40m20secs
2h40m20secs

I'm not interested in the secs value but need to isolate the h (hours) and m (mins) values to use in another formula as numbers. The time could be shown in either of the above formats with either; (a) just secs, (b) mins & secs or (c) hrs, mins & secs... and of course the hours or mins values could be 1 or 2 digits in length. How can I determine (using formula only, not vba) what the values for hours and/or mins are dependent upon what is present?

## Combining Strings Of Numbers And Ordering Them

Jan 26, 2007

I am trying to come up with a formula which would combine two groups of numbers, put them in numberial order and remove duplicate numbers:

3 6 10 22
1 3 5 9 10 13 19

The above two groups of numbers are in separate cells in two different rows.

the result would also be in a different row: 1 3 5 6 9 10 13 19 22

## Reading Numbers As Strings From .csv File

Jan 7, 2010

I have a .csv file that contains numerical data in the form of strings, much of which starts with leading zeros (i.e. "012345"). I double checked to make sure the .csv file has the leading zeros and that they are wrapped in quotation marks in notepad, and it does. However, when Excel opens the file, it must read those strings as numbers, becuase it chops off the zeros. Does anyone know of way to fix this? Can Excel read numbers as strings straight from a .csv file?

## Extract Numbers From Alphanumeric Strings

Mar 7, 2009

I have this formula that extracts numbers from alphanumeric strings.

{=1*MID(A1,MATCH(TRUE,ISNUMBER(1*MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$100),1)),0),COUNT(1*MID(A1,ROW(\$1:\$100),1)))}
However this extracts only the 1st instance of the numbers

In a string like 123avfbsdf4556.. it'll extract only 123.

My questions are the following:

1. Is there a way that i could get the result as 1234556

2. A way which refers to a cell where I put in a number and it'll extract those many number instances. In the above example, if I put the number as 1, it'll extract 123. If I put the number as 2, it'll extract 4556 and so on.

I guess this would require some modifications to the Match function so that it does not look at only the 1st instance.

## Compare Text Strings In Two Columns And Return Text From Adjacent Cell

Feb 28, 2013

how to Chk the text string in particular cell, compare it with a super set column and get the full from of the text string from another corresponsing column and the output will be corresponsing full form of the chked text string?

## Lookup Part Text In Range In Cells Holding Text Strings

Sep 27, 2006

I try to write the function that gets some "ref" and returns appropriate item.
For example: if I give to function "C3", it returns "AAA"
if I give to function "R18", it returns "BBB" (cause it between R15 to R26)
if I give to function "R9", it returns "BBB" also.

## Extract Multiple Text Strings From A Long Text String

Sep 4, 2009

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.

## Separating Or Extracting Numbers Between Two Strings Into Two Columns

Mar 13, 2014

As enclosed in my workbook,I want to separate the numbers between two strings of which one is in the left hand side and other is in mid.The data is in Column D.The simple way to understand is that,

Total Amount = Amount X Exchange Rate

Total Amount is in Column B, where as "Amount X Exchange Rate" is in combined form in column D.Yes, this I want to separate i.e Amount separately column and Exchange Rate in separate column.I have shown one expected result in column E,F.There are certain characters like ],= which you have to not to take any amount after ] or =.The currency is somewhere,\$/\$\$/INR/IRS,etc.

## Conditional Extraction Of Numbers In Alphanumeric Strings

Apr 6, 2008

I have a column with product packaging sizes with different syntaxes, such as:

"2 x 5 kg"
"200 l (212 kg)"
"1000 l (1400 kg)"
"5 kg"
"20 l (20,54 kg)"

As you can see the syntax varies a lot! Now I need a formula to extract certain numbers for different calculations. E.g. if the string has a letter "x" then the number(s) in front of it would be extracted. Or if the string has the letter "l" or "kg" the numbers in front of them (including decimals) would be extracted while discarding the rest. Is this even possible? Personally, I would change the whole system and break the strings across a number of columns but unfortunately it is not up to me...

## How To Find A Row That Has 2 Or More Strings In Any Cell

Feb 18, 2014

I'm just trying to view the results of this search, I don't need it to make changes to the cells on the bases of this search.

I'm using control + F to open the search box.

It only allows me to type in one single string, such as "Johnson". Problem is, it finds many rows that contain the name Johnson.

So I'd like to further add a number, such as 1.3338, which it can look for in any cell that's on the same ROW where it found Johnson.

It would then return, for example, Row number 81, which has a cell that contains Johnson and another cell that contains 1.3338.

## Matrix (find Any YES Strings)

May 22, 2008

I have a set of 4 columns with YES/NO statements in them.
I need to find any YES strings, of three or more, within one column, uninterupted by a YES in another colum.

EXAMPLE:
_____A ___B__C__D__E
1 1/1/2008 YES NO NO NO
2 1/2/2008 NO NO YES YES
3 1/3/2008 YES NO NO NO
4 1/4/2008 YES NO NO NO
5 1/5/2008 NO NO NO NO
6 1/6/2008 YES NO NO NO..................

## Extracting Strings Of Text From Columns Of Data(text)

Apr 23, 2007

What I have is a column of data(text) which contains amongst all the text three strings of text in ever cell in the column which I require copying into three adjoining cells

The data I require is :-

(a) The persons name which is always after the word ‘Requester’ e.g. Requester Steve Robinson

(b) Their office location which is directly after the persons name and is in brackets e.g. (Newcastle User)

(c) The Approving persons name which is preceded by ‘Approved by’ e.g. Approved by Christine Hunting

See examples 1 & 2 below

Example 1

CR0/CRZ3651 Requestor Steve Robinson (Newcastle User) Tel: 01234 798157 Approved by Christine Hunting

Please install and configure 2 Ultra 2s (typhoon and lancaster) for use as ARTE workstations. These workstations require Solaris 2.5.1 plus the same patches as before

Example 2

CR0/CRZ3118 Requestor Doug Cunningham (Newport User) Tel: 0114 9881480 Approved by John Smithers

Please provide support to set up Cisco 2691 Router and PIX-506E Firewall to enable external connection of a remote terminal for project work.

As you will appreciate the text in the cells is of non standard lenght and the three pieces of information can be located virtually any where in the text

## Compare Two Strings And Find Difference?

Aug 6, 2010

What I'm trying to do

A1 = Hello John, my name is Steve, how was your day?

B1 = Hello John, my name is Steve, was day?

I need C1 to return:

how your

Is this possible?

## Find Multiple Strings And Clear Corresponding Range?

May 17, 2008

I am currently trying to write a macro that will search a column for different strings. These strings are inside the cell (as in it is not the only value in the cell) and then copy the entire cell over to another column, then delete the two cells to the right of the originally found cell.

Heres an example of what I want to:

There are four columns, the first has a name with both the first and last (amanda white)the second just the first name (amanda), the third just the last name(white), and the forth an organization name. if the first column contains an organzation name, it has to clear out the first name and last name columns, and copy the name column to the organization column.

NAME | FIRST | LAST| ORG|
amanda white amanda white
mike jones mike Jones
pizza hut pizza hut

I have a list of organization keywords to search the first column (e.g. enterprise, variety, management, pizza). I want it to recongnise the "pizza", copy that entire cell over to the organization column and delete the first name and last name for that row.I've been trying to modify a code like this but i can't seem to make anything work.

VB:
FindWhat = "pizza"
For Each Cell In Range("B2", Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp)) [code]....