# Insert Multiple Characters Into String With LEFT RIGHT Functions?

Apr 29, 2014

I've got a long list of account numbers of varying length and ultimately need to add a dash and a dot into these numbers. Here's an example

12345678 to> 1-2345.678
123456789 to> 12-3456.789
1234567890 to> 123-4567.890

The standard format is always 3 numbers after the . and 4 numbers between the - and .

I can get to this by doing a series of functions starting with this:

=LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-3)&"."&RIGHT(A1,3) to get 12345.678 or 123456.789

copy/pasting that value into another field and then doing this

=LEFT(E1,LEN(E1)-8)&"-"&RIGHT(E1,8) to get the results above

I can't quite figure out the format to combine the multiple steps/functions into one so that I'm not copy/pasting values and re-doing the function.

## Find/Left Functions: Grab Everything Left Of The Last Occurrence Of "." In A String

Nov 19, 2009

I want to grab everything left of the last occurrence of "." in a string, and in the next cell everything right of the last occurrence of "."

so say the string is 111.111.1.222
column 1
111.111.1

column 2
222

my current code (which works, but its messy) for the first cell is

## Insert A Zero On The Left Of A String?

Jan 22, 2014

this formula as a result =IF(LEFT(A3,1)="0",RIGHT(A3,LEN(A3)-1),A3) It worked great to strip the left most zero from a string of text numbers in the cells where the formula was applied.

However, now I need to put the zero back in lol!

So...how would I adjust the formula (or write a different one) to insert a zero as the first digit of a string of text digits?

## Find Text Between 2 Characters With Multiple Instances In A Single String

Feb 9, 2013

The problem - I'm trying to find a formula that will find text between 2 characters with unlimited instances in a single string and combine the found text to a single string. The character enclosing the text i'm after will likely be a % symbol. This formula would then be replicated down 5000-10000 rows.

eg. 1 - This is %an% example %sentence% to show what I %am% looking for
eg. 2 - This %is another% example of what I %need%

eg. 2 answer - is anotherneed

Ideally this would not use a macro as it will be applied to an ever expanding data set but I realize that may not be possible.

## LEFT And SUMPRODUCT Functions Combined?

Feb 26, 2014

I have two columns of data that I need to use SUMPRODUCT on. However, in one of the columns, there might be text after the number. The text can be several different characters. I only want to use the numbers, never the text. Also, there are usually blank cells within Column B and at the bottoms of both columns because this formula is going into a template for future worksheets that all have differing numbers of rows.

Example:

14T
16

40

20
150

97L
67

13
12

For the above example, I want the result to be 9879 (14*16 + 40*0 + 20*150 + 97*67 + 13*12 + 0*0 + 0*0 = 9879).

I've tried using the LEFT function to only get the numbers before any text, but I can't make it work with the blank cells at the bottoms of the columns.

## Left And Mid Functions Inside Subtotal

May 5, 2009

Have been messing around a bit with this.

So this is the formula without LEFT
=SUBTOTAL(9,C17:C22)

i want this
=SUBTOTAL(9,LEFT(C17:C22,1))

## Vlookup & Left Functions With Formatting

Jul 18, 2007

I am trying to obtain price of an item using vlookup() function on the identifier “0003128” (7 digits) stored with “custom” format “0000000” in one worksheet. However in other worksheet, the identifier is stored as “000312” (6 digits) with “text” format without the last digit ‘8’. I tried using the left(A,6) function on “0003128” but instead of returning “000312” it returns “3128” and I’m unable to use the vlookup() function.

## Combine Iserror Vlookup And Left Functions

Oct 2, 2008

XL 2003

I want to combine these three functions

=VLOOKUP(e4,AGTNAME!\$A\$1:\$E\$3086,5,0)
=LEFT(E4,FIND("/",E4)-1)
and iserror

## Compare Left Most Characters

Jan 4, 2007

I have a series of alpha numerics items in Cells A1:A999 (i.e AB0001 to AB0999). I need to be able to perform a search the range (A1:A999), and extract items that do not conform to the standard AB prefix. Example, an item of BC0001 could be present in the range. I would need to have that item, either highlighted or displayed in a different column.

## Get Left X Characters From A Cell

Sep 10, 2007

I am looking to write a formula in an excell cell to veiw some of the wording in another cell. I know how to say that i want to see the first or last "x" characters in a cell.. But how do i say that i want to see all the info/wording in a cell except the last "x" characters..

## Show Characters Left Of Delimiter (,)

Feb 25, 2009

I need a formula, that will, Show the Characters Left of Delimiter (,).

for example:
CABLE, UD SECONDARY #4 DPLX AL

result:
CABLE

## VBA - Left 8 Characters Copied So Can Paste Elsewhere?

Apr 29, 2014

I need VBA coding that starts in a cell, moves 5 columns to the left, and then copies the left 8 characters of the string. The Macro should end there, but I'm hoping to be able to then paste those 8 characters elsewhere, say a different programme or web page.

I can move the cell no problem:
ActiveCell.Offset(0, -5).Select

But how to then copy those left 8 characters so it stays in the clipboard at the end of the macro?

The formula needs to be non-cell specific, i.e. I need to use the above selection and NOT a cell name such as A5 etc.

## Extract Left Most Characters Until A Space

Oct 6, 2006

I am trying to write a function that finds and breaks a cell about the first space.

Worksheet is:

=LEFT(name,FIND(" ",name)-1)

Have tried...

Function Firstname(name)

Dim Space As Integer

Set Space = .Find(" ", name)

Firstname = Left(name, Space)

End Function

and also...

Function Firstname(name)

firstname = left(name,find(" ",name)-1))

End Function

## Extract Left Characters Up Until Specified Text

Nov 10, 2006

I am attempting to utilize the Mid, Left, and Right functions to parse out data returned in a single cell. There are twelve months of data returned with the "title" listed after. I would like to be able to FIND the title and return a specific number of characters of data to the LEFT not the right (as Mid seems to do).

EX.

Cell A1{ 1 2 4 5 3 5 TITLE1 1 2 3 6 7 4 5 TITLE2 3 4 5 2 4 5 TITLE 4 }

Cell A2{ 1 2 4 5 3 5 TITLE2 1 2 3 6 7 4 5 TITLE3 3 4 5 2 4 5 TITLE 4 }

I would like to be able to search each cell for the "TitleX" then parse data out to the left of that title (and if not found, return "").

There are too many different Titles to use IF statements and I cannot change that the data comes to the left of the title.

## Add X Left Most Characters Of Range Into Cell

Oct 14, 2007

I'm trying to figure out why i'm getting this error: "Object variable or With block variable not set" for this

Sub Macro3()
Dim cel As Range
Dim str1 As String
Dim SearchThing As Range
Set SearchThing = ActiveSheet.Range("I34")
str1 = Left(SearchThing.Value, Len(SearchThing) - 4)
cel.Value = str1
End Sub

The error is specifically with this line

cel.Value = str1....................

## Pull Left X Characters From AlphaNumerics

Dec 1, 2007

I want to take a lot of text fields with alphanumeric characters ie. " '49560-960-A908 "
(always beginning with the character " ' ") and display in another cell position 2 thur 6 ie. "49560"

I have a file that contains 3,500 cells with alphanumeric characters...always beginning with ' but I need the 1st 5 numbers after the ' in a second separate column

## Compare Cells By Suffix & Left Characters

Nov 27, 2006

I am using (in Column "B") the formula: =IF(A2=A3."",1), copied down as required, to uniquely identify entries in Column "A". In this instance "10", "10A", "10B" and "10C" located in "A5" through "A11" are viewed as the same. Is it possible to have the formula recognize the enties in "A5:A11" as a unique entry and therfore have "1" entered into cell "B11"? The suffix, if used will always be A thorugh Z.

## Mixing VLOOKUP And LEFT Functions (bring Up The Model Type Of A Product Based On Its Material Code)

Aug 3, 2009

I need a formula that will bring up the Model type of a product based on its Material code. All the models I need to generate have a "root" number in them (the first 6 digits define model type). This is what I need to fill out:

## Extract Characters To The Left Of Space Character In A Cell

Sep 10, 2013

I can do this in Excel, but I don't seem to have a single example to hand of how, using VBA, to extract all characters up to but not including, the first space character in a cell.

## Extract String Between Characters After Specific String

Dec 22, 2013

I have the following type of info in A1,A2,A3...

Code:
nameGaryage40cityPittsburgheight190
age30height150
ameLindacityMichigan
citySan Jose
ameHarryheight180age50

My goal is to get as close as possible to this,so it will be easier to sort and manage

Code:
nameGaryage40cityPittsburgheight190
nameLindaage30cityMichiganheight150
nameHarryage50citySan Joseheight180

I can't use the "" sign as delimiter to separate them into different columns because the age,city,name and height fields are in random positions on different cells.The good thing is person's name will always come after "name" string, age is alwals followed by "age" string, so it cannot be like nameheight40Michigan180

I think the following would be the easiest method(not for me tho).If on B1 I had a formula that said "find the string "name" and write anything after it until you reach the next "" character".On C1 field I could have a formula "find the string "age" and write anything after it until you reach the next "" character.On D1 I would have the same for "height" string,then on E1 for city string.

My question is somewhat similar to this one
Extract A String Between Two Characters

Formula which outputs the data between 3rd and 4th instances of the "_" character.Can we substitute "3rd and 4th" with a specific strings like "age" or "height" ?

Code:
=TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(A1,FIND("|",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"_","|",3))+1,LEN(A1)),"_",REPT(" ",LEN(A1))),LEN(A1)))

## COUNTIF Based On Left 7 Characters Of Item Matched In Range?

Feb 28, 2012

I have the following formula which doesn't work:

=COUNTIF(LEFT(proposedenter,7),LEFT(F127,7))

proposedenter is just a named range. I can see this is wrong but how do I base the count criteria on the left 7 characters of an item that is matched in the range?

## Insert Functions Disabled

Feb 23, 2010

I have a worksheet that all of the icons that start a macro disappeared. The workbook will not let me insert a pic, or clipart. Nothing is locked.

## VLOOKUP And STRING LEFT

Feb 12, 2010

I have a issue with VLOOKUP and LEFT STRING ETC I have a lookup table see below

AB10 Grampian
AB12 Grampian
AL8 Anglia West
AL9 Carlton LWT
B1 Central West
B10 Central West
B11 Central West
B13 Central West
B14 Central West
B15 Central West

## Insert Column & Shift Left

Sep 14, 2007

I wanna shift a particular column (lets say column A) to the left, so I do the following:

hojaFAC.Columns("A:A").Select
Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToLeft

hojaFAC is a worksheet

BUT I get the next error when I execute my macro :
RUNTIME ERROR 1004
Select method of range class failed

Why do I get runtime error nº 1004 all the time also for other reasons. I think it´s the only runtime error I ever jumped into. But If I ever get a runtime error It's allways number 1004.

## Functions Left, Right, Mid And Trim: Early Binding And Late Binding

Nov 30, 2006

I have some code that run on Excel 2003, and fail on Excel 2000. It happens on functions Left, Right, Mid and Trim. I've found that I must use in "Late Bindings".
If exist any convertion for above functions?

## Insert Different Functions Depending On Adjacent Cell Value?

Mar 20, 2014

I have six complex functions, which I would like to place in [A2] depending on what is placed in [A1], The functions themselves are quite extensive and I don't want to use any active functions (like INDIRECT) as this will cause slow calculations. [A1] will just be a given name to each of these functions.

## VBA To Search String And Insert Row If String Not Found

Apr 11, 2013

I have a spreadsheet which has "Employee: [agent 1 name]" in column A and it may or may not have the word "Break" in the same column before it mentions "Employee: [agent 2 name]". The amount of data between agent 1 and agent 2 varies and am needing code which will insert a row above "Employee: [agent 2 name]" if "Break" is not found, and add the word "Break" in column A on the inserted row. I would need this to loop through the spreadsheet until all 100+ agents have been searched.

I'm also needing this done for the word "Meeting" and would insert a row 2 rows above the next agent.

## Insert String And String Variable Into Cell

Feb 18, 2014

I'm using a userform to create a new sheet. The form already creates the sheet and names it what was typed into the userform. Now I want it to place that variable in a cell along with a string. the following code will place the variable from the form (tbname) into cell b5.

## String Functions Errors While Trying To Late Bind

Dec 7, 2006

I’m developing an application that will be distributed amongst several clients all running different versions of Excel.

I am trying to employ Late Binding, but am runing into an issue with some string functions (like Mid, Right and UCase) and am getting a ‘Can’t find project or library’ error.

These functions work as expected in a blank project.

## Searching For Left And Right Number In A String With Criteria

Dec 4, 2013

I have a table of data that I need to find the leftmost and rightmost number in that are greater than a specified number in another cell. I've attached a spreadsheet to show what I've got to work with.

I need to do this 1 row at a time and have the outcome in descending cells on the right hand side of the 2 example rows.