Remove First Word In A String
How can I remove everything to the left of the first space in a String? For exapmle - 'Mr Adam Bill' should become 'Adam Bill'
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Remove The Word
how to automatically remove the word " Total" that Excel puts beside what you are totalling while using a subtotal?
For example, I am totaling a value of orders for one company and Excel puts "COMPANY NAME Total". Or is there a way to use the Right function to delete the 5 last letters of text in a cell? I've tried using the right function but can't seem to get it to work to delete text...
Extract Nth Word & Remove 1 Character
I have the function below from http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/extract-words-function.htm
and have it working exactly as it's supposed to. Is it possible to adapt this to remove the last character of the text string, specifically the commas? My problem is that the raw data in one cell is like this (including commas) 0.333, 5.8874, 6.85423, 0.025. I separate each text string into separate cells but am left with the commas. I'm not using the "Data Text to Columns" option as I need the results in specific cells so they can then be used in calculations.
Function Get_Word(text_string As String, nth_word) As String
Dim lWordCount As Long
lWordCount = Len(text_string) - Len(.Substitute(text_string, " ", "")) + 1
If IsNumeric(nth_word) Then
nth_word = nth_word - 1
Get_Word = Mid(Mid(Mid(.Substitute(text_string, " ", "^", nth_word), 1, 256), _
. Find("^", .Substitute(text_string, " ", "^", nth_word)), 256), 2, _
.Find(" ", Mid(Mid(.Substitute(text_string, " ", "^", nth_word), 1, 256), _ ............................
Remove Cell Content Based Upon Not Starting With A Word
I am working on a macro and, as part of it, I would like to look at column A of my spreadsheet and remove all cell contents where the text in the cell does not start with the word "total." For instance, if the text of a cell in column H is "total money" I would like it to remain unchanged. However, if the text of a cell is "George Baker" I would like it removed. I ONLY want the text in column H to be considered ... no other column.
Delete Specific Word From String
I want to delete a specific words from string but i have a problem with the code below. For example, i wan to delete the word "Inc" only but the problem with my code is that it is deleting from "Incorporated" too and i want only the code to delete only if it finds the word "Inc" only.
Search For Word In A String Of Data
I have put a formula in excel to count how many times the word 'administration' appears in a column:
Unfortunately, the output that I am searching has mulitple words in it, separated with a colon and no space. My formula skips the count if the word Administration is not completely on it's own
e.g. Administration counts 1
Administration;Cardiology does not count
Word List And Count From A String
I want to take a string which is a list of words and compile a list of the words listed and how many times each one is listed. For Example, for the string "word1, word2 word1, word3 word2"
I want to get the following calculations:
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Remove Characters From Right Of String
I'm trying to remove everything after a specific character in a string.
I.e. change a website address to the hostname
I'm using this formula, which strips the http:// and the www., but does not replace the characters after the first remaining "/" as the wildcard is not recognized.
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Remove The Last Comma In The String
The below function concats a range of cells by csv. How can I get it to remove the last comma in the string when it's finished?
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Dim r As Long, col As Integer
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For r = 1 To rnge.Rows.Count
If rnge.Cells(r, c) "" Then
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Remove Certain Last Words From String
I'm attempting to extract the Street Names from an Address.
For Example, if given "123 Very Big Street" I'd want to extract "Very Big".
If given, "123 Very Big" I'd want the same answer.
I've written code to do this, with a simple IF statement to identify mathcing last words like "Street" and "Drive".
How can I efficiently do this with a large list of last words? I'm drawing a blank on how to query against an array that would contain all these values.
Remove Part Of String
I have a list of data that populates B2:B2900
This data is often prefixed by a 'reference code' that I wish to be removed.
Now rater than perform this manually aprox 3000 times is there a formula or some VB code that will complete this for me....
The list of data is shown like:
SC7547-05 - Payne, Freda
SC8706-08 - Rungren, Todd
SC8714-05 - Travis, Randy
SC7517-03 - Beach Boys, The
Now You're Gone
SC7512-01 - Horton, Johnny
SC8721-15 - Journey
So I wish for the SC7547-05 - to be removed from the first example to just leave Payne, Freda and continue this throughout the list
However if the data is found not to include this code (as in the 5th/6th examples above) leave it alone
So if the code of formula is run for the above the outcome would be....
Beach Boys, The
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Remove Last X Characters From String
I've come across multiple times where I have to do this same sort of task, and I don't think I am doing it the most efficient way.
What I need to do is take a variable which holds a string and remove the last 9 characters from it. Don't need to know what the last 9 characters are, all I care about is knowing what the other characters are in the string. I know this can be done through thingslike susbstrings, but I don't think VBA has a substring function.
Test String For Word & If Found, Copy Into Cell
I have two different functions, first is importing website to excel and the a second is testing string according to pattern. Each one of them is working ok. I'm trying to find a word " finance" in URL and put it into cell "A1".
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On Error Resume Next
For i = 1 To 10
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Remove Duplication And Sort A String
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Remove Characters From End Of String Only
I have a set of data in column a that consists of email addresses. These email addresses all have underscores after them, ie "firstname.lastname@example.org_______". It will be a different amount of underscores everytime and I don't want underscores to be removed that are actually part of the address. I had been using the find replace function through vba, ie
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Unable To Remove Spaces At Beginning Of A String
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SalesSales BreakdownSolenaceousCucurbitsLargeSeedIf I overtype the text in exactly the same way (thus keeping the spaces at the beginning), the trim function works. But this is not a practical solution.
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How Do I Remove " From A Text String
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Formula Or Code To Remove Values From String...
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ABC.EF US - I need to remove the .EF so I'm left with ABC US
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Remove Some Chars From End Of String Variable
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Remove Duplicate Text From A String In A Row Of Cells
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In the string above I need to delete all text from the first comma to the end of the string so the above would look like:
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Want To Remove #div/0 Error By Vbnull String On Multiple Worksheets
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I want a Macro which cud change this div/0 error in a selected range to be null
so it didn't reflect in avg function on final sheet and gives that value there. i know that it can be handle by updating the forumla
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Opening Word & Count Word Instances In A Word Document
I have an excel program that is supposed to count word instances in a word document. I can't seem to find the right declaration for a word document.
For example to declare a workbook in excel its
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Dim doc As Word.Application
as shown in some of the forum posts, but an error user-type not defined keeps displaying.
Export Cell Contents To Word Fields In A Protected Word Document
Is it possible to export Excel cell contents to Word fields in a protected Word document? For example...
What code would be needed to tell Excel to open up, copy and export the contents of A2 in the active sheet of a workbook to "Field 2" in a Word document named "Report 01" and then put the contents of B2 to "Field 2" etc?
Do both applications have to be opened up at the same time or is Excel able to open up Word on its own? Will the macro be able to....
1. Automatically open up the correct Word document?
2. Look ONLY in a certain folder for the "Report 01" Word document?
Bring up a "selection" box that allows you to select the document you wish Excel to export it's data to?
3. Close and save the Word Document without any user intervention?
Replace Word In MS Word With Varable From MS Excel
I am in the middle of automating a process here at work, the program takes a word, "pencil" for example, from excel. It will then open up a word document with content already in it (premade template). The program will then find all instances of a string, "placepencilhere" for example, and will replace that instance with the string from excel.
Basically I want to be able to take a variable that has a stored string value from excel and use it to replace another variable in a word document.
I tried recording a replace (ctrl+f, replace tab) macro, copying the code, and inserting it into the excel vba code.. but I get a error message. Here is what I have:
If Word Is Contained Within A Cell, Ouput That Word In Another
I have a bunch of cells in column b that have products.
Dell 24" lcd
vaio sony laptop
8.0 mpxl kodak camera
Basically in Column A I want a formula that'll say.
If the word "dell" is somewhere in cell b1, then put the word "Dell" in cell a1.
If the word "sony" is somewhere in cell b1, then put the word "sony" in cell a1.
And then so on and so forth down through column A. The brand names are potentially endless, so is there a easy way to on like a seperate sheet make a list of brand names and have it pull from there?
Originally I made a if function that said if the brand name was contained in the cell then output the brand name, but that caps at 7 for the amount of brands i can use....
Remove Non-alpha Characters From Alphanumerics With Option To Remove Numbers
I have found a very useful UDF for removing non-alpha characters from strings. (See below, Credit for posting to Stanley D Grom - Ozgrid post ´Removing Non-alpha Characters From Text´).
Private Function RemoveCharacters(InString As String) As String
Dim intLoopCounter As Integer
Dim intStringLength As Integer
Dim intASCIIVal As Integer
intStringLength = Len(InString)
InString = LCase(InString)
For intLoopCounter = 1 To intStringLength
intASCIIVal = Asc(Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1))
If intASCIIVal >= 97 And intASCIIVal <= 122 Then
RemoveCharacters = RemoveCharacters + Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1)
1. Could the UDF be modified such that any part of a string contained within brackets is also removed (e.g. "NLGA High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlgahighstreeten")?
2. Can an argument be added to the format of the UDF, such that numbers (0 to 9) are either included or excluded (e.g. RemoveCharacters(A1,1) where the argument ´1´ would include any numbers (0 to 9), so "NLGA2003 High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlga2003highstreeten6")? ´blank´or ´0´would exclude these numbers, i.e. would return "nlgahighstreeten"
Replacing Misspelled Sub-string In Varying Full String
I have a situation where a word (in this case "Restaurant") is misspelled in a list of about 78,000 location names. The location names are in one column, and the [misspelled] word "Restaurant" is anywhere between the first word of the string, to the last, with any amount of alphanumeric/symbol characters between. For example:
Alli's Restaurant & Bar
Alexis Restaurant of Waukesha
Amigo's Mexican Restaurant #2
I want to replace any misspellings of the word with correct, but since the list is so long, and the way the word is misspelled varies so much, going through manually is entirely too time-consuming.
Some of the variations I've seen so far are Resta, Restau, Restaur, Restuara, etc...
Is there a way to search and replace cells that contain the text in any location of the string? Specifically, where ever there is JUST "Restau", replace with "Restaurant", regardless of where it is in the string? This way, trailing text is not deleted or manipulated, i.e. "Alice's Restaur and Bar" will change to "Alice's Restaurant and Bar".
Extract Alpha From A String And Compare With Another String
I have a problems here. The problems is attached in the file. I wanna extract alpha/char from a string. Example: I wanna extract the words "(M)" with the bracket from the string "Toothbrush (M)" in column A. After extracting the (M) out, I wanna do a validation to compare the (M) in column B with another data in column C, if the (M) is same as the data called "Medium" in column c, the validation will return "Match" in the column d!
Replace String Within A String
How to extract out the (M) from a string and convert (M) in that string to another value? Example: I want to extract out the (M) from a string and convert the (M) to "Medium". The data is: Burger (M) with french fries. How to exract (M) from the data and convert the value (M) to "Medium"?
I have a list of abbreviated words in product descriptions (about 6,000 items), need to replace with proper words. I am now doing this with Edit, Find, Replace and I check the list manually with my eyes in order to avoid replacing wrong words. It is very, very time consuming (I've already spent 2 days on this job).
Just wonder if there is any way to do this faster and more accurate.
Extracting The First Word
How do I extract the first word of a cell contents?
For example, cell A1 has "John Smith"
I want cell B1 just to show "John"
Obviously, the first word would be of varying lengths, so I'm guessing the formula would need to find the space.