Jun 10, 2014
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##/##/#### | Variable Length Text-####
01/06/2014 | Daniel Trimble-4048
I need to parse out the different parts of Column M.
In Column R -- "Close Date", I'm successfully using:
=LEFT(M2,FIND(" | ",M2)-1)
...to extract the close date of the donation.
In Column S, I want to list the donor name--which is all of the text after " | ", and before the "-".
I don't need anything after the hyphen, and fortunately in this data, no one's name has a hyphen in it.
The Close Date is working fine for the LEFT and FIND functions, but for the life of me, I can't seem to get MID to work for the variable-length text. The text will always start in the same position -- 14, as the date and delimiter are standardized. And the last 5 characters of the text are not variable in length, so they can be cut out completely.
How do I use MID to extract everything starting at position 14, and stopping 5 characters short of the end of the text?