Retrieve A Character From A Text String In A Column?
May 26, 2009
i want to extract a value from a column into another column in excel.
this first column contains text and i want to extract a value that in located between the characters 'FOR' and 'MTHS'.
how do i do that?
the situation is the same for all the rows; the value that i want is just located between these characters.
is there a simpler way other than using the MID functn? because everytime i use it i need to count the no. of characters and its quite difficult to keep up with the numbers.
Title should read: Finding the nth Occurrence of a character within a text string
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Private Sub test_Click() result = "" For r = 5 To 32 Step 3 'If Cells(r, 17) "" Then result = result & Cells(r, 17) Next r Range("r5") = result End Sub
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Example data Output
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