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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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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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I have the following in cell A1:
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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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Let me state first that I do not see the need to put so much in one cell. Aren't there enough cells ?

Secondly, note the difference between DISPLAY and actual CONTENTS (see formulabar) of the cell. Contentslimits: see helpfiles, but displaylimits check out this code. It will explain itself. Experiment with settings within code.

Option Explicit

Sub count_characters_in_cell()
'Erik Van Geit
'061019
Dim cell As Range
Dim nr As Variant
Dim x As Integer
Dim temp As String

Set cell = Sheets(1).Range("A1")
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

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Jul 7, 2008

way to remove a varible number of characters in a cell? My example is in cell range A1:Z1 and each cell could have a different number of characters.

Smith, Sally 5348
Jones, Johnathan 7893
Doe, Mike 2223


What I would like to do is remove the second space and the numbers that follow to get a result of

Smith, Sally
Jones, Johnathan
Doe, Mike

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I am using this string of code below to name a cell by converting variable Cmt1(Long) into a string variable cellname. I cannot get the line of code below to run. It works fine if I assign a string in "" marks to the variable. I need the variable cellname to match the contents of Variable Cmt1, which in theory it does as written. This is all part of a much longer string of code which runs just fine. I am just an entry level VBA user. I understand objects, properties, variables, etc.

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Dim celln As Range
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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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The problem exists with the lists I use. I have a "settings" sheet, where users can choose from preset values to run in the program. E.g. "Urgent", "Semi Urgent" and "Non Urgent" (there are a lot more values, but those will do for now." and the idea is to run them 1 at a time.

However, I've now determined that 99% of the time, they're going to be run 1 after another, that is to say run the program once for "Urgent", then again for "Semi Urgent" and then again for "Non Urgent". So I'd like to loop through these. Again, not a problem, you'd think.

So I added a new value to the list; "All" which users can select to invoke a list. Again, not a problem, I already have the list as a named range, "DmgList" and I can cycle through it. I ran the following test code to see if it would work in theory...

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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:

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11.31.1.2h1
11.36.g1
11.39 A2
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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

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

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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.

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Example:

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I would like to have a way of "merging" or "compiling" the 5 "seed" workbooks into 1 "master" worksheet. Where rows 2:n of each of the 5 "seed" workbooks are added to the master without any duplication of the same name-date range combination. Also, the master worksheet should not include the rows which only contain a name and date range but for which all the other variables are zero or missing.

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