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Jun 12, 2006

Let us assume x and y are strings. Now let us make x equal to a small sentence (ie. full of words and spaces). I now need to somehow make y equal to x, but with the last word removed. I need to do this in VBA.

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Jul 29, 2013

I need to remove the letter within the middle of a persons name.

For example, if the person is called 'Michael J Fox' then it needs to be edited to show only 'Michael Fox', if the person is called 'George W Bush' then only 'George Bush' should be displayed etc. However the persons name should remain as is if a middle character initial does not exist.

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If for example, I have a set of IDs like:

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How would I return just the first 4 characters after the second dash? The closest I can get is ALL the characters after the second dash.

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I am trying to remove characters from my excel sheet, as they are preventing me from using the text to columns function correctly. I have attached an example extract of data, could someone let me know how I can remove these, as the find and replace wizard in excel doesn't allow me to do this?

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Currently I've been able to remove the prefixes and suffixes using the replace option as those were consistent across the data set, I'm now left with a series of numbers that look like this:

11.225D2
11.24c1
11.28.r1
11.31.1.2h1
11.36.g1
11.39 A2
11.39B1
11.3c1

In most cases I need to remove the information after the last period. Some of the data has a space at the end, instead of a period and then some have no space or period but have the letter that needs to be dropped. I'm using xl 2011 for MAC.

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May 14, 2009

See the attached file. I regularly receive input files which I have to reformat and upload to a website as a .csv. The website does not like the / between the characters on the Input Data tab. Is there a way to automatically search and remove them and leave the rest of the characters intact? The columns do not always appear in the same order and there could be more or less columns. On the Import Template tab, columns A-I will always be there, so ideally the code should make the changes from the Input Data tab and copy the present columns (J thru whatever) header and data over to the Import Template tab starting in 'J1'. I think that VBA would be the best way to go due to the variable nature of the columns.

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Oct 29, 2013

I have the following in cell A1:
0113 CDW 3 yr Coterm - Ironport devices

I need to remove 0113 from this cell to read only:
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Any formula to do this?

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Aug 24, 2009

I ran a couple of formulas in column E and now it looks like as shown in the attached image.

The cells now contain different characters at end. Sometimes its a couple of commas, hyphens, blank spaces etc.

Is there a formula which can remove the ending characters in case they are not alphabets or numbers?

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Mar 21, 2007

1. I am trying to remove some unwanted characters in the cells. I have in column A a list of stock counters preceeded by their tickers e.g.

1D42 - CM TEL
1G47 - CSE GLOBAL

Prior to exploring VBA, i was manually doing mid(A1,8,20) to remove those characetrs before the actual name starts but as my list goes on indefinitely, the numbers grow and now i have a few thousand stocks in my portfolio. Also, for some names i cannot use mid(A1,8,20) anymore if the tickers are longer than 5 or 6 characters or are simply shorter.

So now I am trying to see what code will enable me to remove all characters before the actual name i.e one character space right after the Hypen. The hypen only appears ONCE in the cell as the names will not contain them.

2. In addition, after all is removed, what is the code that will be needed to do an automatic Sort of the data corresponding to the stocks (From column A to K) based on alphabetical order?

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Feb 27, 2009

I am trying to create a CSV file to import all of our workers into a payroll software. Unfortunately the list of workers that I have been given to work with has a first and a last name together in one cell. I need to split them into separate cells so the data ends up in the right field in our software. By importing external data and separating the names with the comma as a delimiter, I have ended up with the first name in one cell and the second in another, which is exactly what I need. However, this process also ends up putting a quotation mark in front of the first names in the cells in column A, and a quotation mark after the second name in the cells in column B.

I remember to removing trailing spaces with a macro once, and I am hoping the same theory can be applied to make two macros - one to remove preceding quotation marks, and one to remove trailing quotation marks. The only trouble is, I know no VBA whatsoever, and don't even know how to make a macro unfortunately. Would someone mind letting me know if what I need is possible, and then - literally step by basic step - explain how to make a macro and provide the code to paste into it?

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Jul 9, 2009

I'm needing some code that will remove an open quotation mark from the numerical value found in column A. This will be for every row with a numercal value.

example problem: "360015
example answer: 360015

All numbers will be 6 digits

And I've got another issue with numerals in column C. To the left side of the Cell there maybe a Number or Letter. To The Right side of the cell
there will be a single or double digit number. Both will be separted by some space (6-8 spaces). As in the examples below:
(again what you see on each line is in one cell in col. C.

R 59
E 6
0 4

I need the value on the left side of the cell to be moved concenate/merge with the values in column B.

There's will be approx 2000 rows that will need to be checked for this occurrance. Since there's so many rows,
I'd really would like to use VBA and not formulas to accomplish this.

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Feb 25, 2007

I have an excel sheet with approx 30,000 rows of data.

These are all keyword phrases.

They can be related to any subject, but for this example these are related to the root keyword phrase of "car Rent"

I have some software which basically pulls in keyword phrases from search engines and meta tags etc, including misspelled keyword phrases.

My problem;

The data is uncleaned.

In other words there might be I think it's called "Carriage return" data in there, so the row of data might be very deep (Instead of a row height of say 10.5 it could be anything, IE some could be 100 or 200 even).

There are unwanted characters, for example; ()[]{}+?!""^*

(If it could delete all unwanted characters except for letters/digits)
There is a problem I see, that if it removes _ or - between words, that it will join the words together which won't be of any use. If it deletes anything with a letter either side of it or a letter and digit, or 2 digits, 1 either side it would then need to add a space to replace the hyphen.

So for example; if there was a phrase in the list like ....

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May 26, 2009

i have data which has lots of these hyphen "-" how can i get rid of them,

for example -Eq Cash-

i need the result to be

Eq Cash

Also i have lots of front spaces in my data, how can i get rid of those? so for example
Test (there is 2 spaces before T)

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Dec 22, 2013

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

Code:
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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)))

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I need to know how to remove characters from the date field in Excel.

Example:

9/12/1975 - I need it to read 09121975.

I also need to know how to remove characters from a social security number without removing the zero's in the front.

Example:

012-34-5678 - I need 012345678.

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Oct 14, 2009

I have a list drop down that is dependent on a first list. The first list has numbers, spaces, and "-" at the beginning I need to get rid of to make it a valid name to reference. The "Substitute" function can't be nested enough times to make this work for me since I have a fairly lengthy list for the independent column which has differing numbers at the beginning. The first two examples of the independent drop down (which would dictate the second dependent column and drop down) are:

00 - Preconstruction
01 - General Conditions

I would like to name these something like "Preconstruction" and "GeneralConditions" for valid naming convention.

Second thought:

If character removal isn't the most efficient or possible at all, is there a combination of reference functions that could make this work? Ultimately I want to use these 2 drop downs for reference functions on a second worksheet.

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I have a texfile that populates a textbox on a userform. I would like to remove all blank lines in the string including those at the end if they exist, before populating the textbox. I'm reading the entire file at once into the string, not line by line.

Is there any way to edit the string called Text to remove the blank lines before populating the textbox? I'm looking for 2 carriage return characters in a row, and if so then remove one of them, but I don't know how to code that. This is in the userform activate section. If I read the textfile line by line, I don't know how to populate the textbox that way and remove the blank lines.

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Feb 11, 2013

I belong to a fantasy cycling league and after every race, I copy the race results to award each rider their points for the day. The site I visit most frequently lists the riders results in this format:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Sax Bank Tinkoff 4:05:00
2. Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Livestrong etc... 4:06:00

I usually copy the results to my spreadsheet then calculate each riders points.

The'results end up looking like this in Excel:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Sax Bank Tinkoff 4:05:00
2. Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Livestrong 4:06:00

So, the data ends up in 3 cells. The position in one cell, the rider and their nationality and their team in another, and the time of arrival in another cell

Is there a way in Excel where I can get rid of or delete all the data after a rider's name?

I usually end up pasting the rider information to Word, then replacing the (***) with a tab symbol, then pasting back to Excel and get rid of the data that's after the name by deleting the cells to which that data was transferred.

Is there an easier way to do this in Excel, or a macro I can create?...

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When I scan the barcodes into any cell, a dollar sign "$" appears in the front of the barcode string that is entered into the cell. The dollar sign is not a relevant part of the string of characters in the barcode label.

What I am looking for is a solution where upon scanning a barcode into any cell, the dollar sign is removed from the front of my string and I am left with just the seven character string which is shown above.

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Result:
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There is usually only one alpha character but sometimes more. Example: CR1, CR2, CR3-CR5.

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I need to remove the seconds so I can us the time in an averageifs formula as a criteria.

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