# Returning Number From Text String

Jul 24, 2007

I have been trying a few formulas to return numbers from a string of text. The problem I am having is that there are more than one set of numbers that I need returned.

Here is an example of the text entered in F2

"K2PT bus structure [2 locations] & strain structure South West of L9L12-12 [1 location] / Use #4/0, std, cu conductor, connector Cat ID#10842 at structure leg & connector Cat ID#9655 at #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to connect #4/0, std, cu gnd loop to str leg."

What I need returned in a cell H2 is the numbers beside the Cat ID#

10842, 9655

I tried a Return Right Value formula, but I think because there are more than one possible value it isn't working properly.

## Returning A Number Of Characters From A Variable String

Jun 4, 2014

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

Bellen-234-B25R
Carlota-345-C20RDF

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.

## Returning Row Numbers Where One Word Contained In Text String - Multiple Occurrences

Oct 30, 2013

I am trying to identify the row(s) where a match occurs when there can be multiple occurrences of the match.

A
B
C

1
john brown
Brown
True

2
Cathy Smith

3
Brown excavating company

4
XYZ Corp

5

The first test I ran in cell C1 with the information above was to determine if "Brown" was located in the range of A1:A5 using formula:
=IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH("*"&B1&"*",A1:A5,0))=TRUE,"True","False")

In the case of the word "Brown" it occurs in the range of A1:A5 three times, so the result of the above formula would be "True"

Now what I would like to do is return the locations, in this case the row number(s), where the word brown is contained range of A1:A5 because in the case of the word Brown, it occurs three separate times in the range of A1:A5. I would like the resulting value of the formula in this case to be "1, 3, 5" indicating the word Brown occurs in rows 1, 3, and 5. The formula also needs to work in case there is only one match as well.

I tried using the below array formula:
={MATCH(FALSE,ISERROR(SEARCH(B1,'Working List of Vendors'!\$A\$1:\$A\$5)),0)}
But it would only return the first occurrence of the match which in this case would be row 1, or "1"

## Returning Number As Text In IF Formula

Oct 6, 2009

This is probably a pretty basic question, but I can't find an answer in Excel help or on the interwebs. I have an IF formula and I'd like 0 returned if the statement is false (e.g. =IF(A1<>0, A1, 0)); however, I would like the 0 returned as text. I've tried the TEXT function and using ` in different places, but all to no avail.

## Returning Row / Column Number Of Cell That Contains Particular Text

Jul 16, 2014

I am looking to write a formula that will return the row or column number of the cell that contains a particular text within the string. I know it can be done with script, but need it as a formula. Also, to add another level of difficulty, I'd like it to be a traditional formula, no special keystroke to activate. It will be used within a much larger formula.Ex. If G5 has the string "CURRENT DATE" in it, and I look for "DATE", the formula would return 7 for the column or 5 for the row.

## Extract Number From Text String?

Apr 28, 2014

Below is a sample of data I need to extract the 8 digit number:

WO_32092_56228491_575482-113476-WP55
WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55
WO_32092_56228491_115116-115118/115117-WP55
WO_32092_56228491_291881-318903-WP55
WO_259_56748761
WO_13895_52245652COUNTYRDN-30
WO_11021_52350485brock3377

A: removed first three characters. WO_32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 32092_56228491_115130-WP55
B: removed up to the _ . 32092_56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491_115130-WP55
C: captured the first 8 characters left. 56228491_115130-WP55 to 56228491

I am pulling the data into Excel via an ODBC where there is thousands of rows of data. The three column process puts a tremendous strain on the processor.

Is there a formula that will extract the 8 character number without a three step process?

## Find Number Within A Text String Using VBA

Sep 4, 2009

I have a list of English game results with the score and the soccers of the game.

E.g. : [Steinsson 34, Davies 41, Elmander 46; Fuller 91]

As you can see in the excel, what Im trying to do is to find the time i.e which is the numbers in the field and display them seperately onto the cells beside. So what i need is to Find and extract these numbers 34,41,46,91 and paste them just beside cell on the list.

I can use formula but i can only display 1 number, so i think this might require a VBA script.Thanks in advance guys..

## Text String And I Want To Add A Number Automatically

Mar 6, 2008

I have in a cell a text string and I want to add a number automatically in the following rows. With other words

Product01
Product02
Product03
Etc
Product is a constant

How will I do this I know I can type the numbers and CONCATENATE it with the text part but I am too lazy to type out all the numbers to 1000

## Searching For A Number Within A Text String

Jun 2, 2009

I have a list of customers and account numbers contained within a cell. I need a formula if possible that searches from the right of the cell and then returns the all the numbers. e.g.

Arsenal1234Required formula result 1234
Liverpool2456Required formula result2456
Chelsea100564Required formula result100564

I can not use text to columns as they data is not consistant. Also worth noting is that the customer numbers vary fro 1 digit to 9 digits long.

## How To Pull Certain Number From Text String

Jul 16, 2012

I'm trying to pull a specific 10 digit number from a text string. The ID # is always 10 digits however sometimes there are dates in the data that need to be excluded as well as other numbers such as "I-9". The 10 digit number will always start with 1 or 8. Is there a macro or Formula to extract this data? Please find the example dataset below.

Edit: I should specify I want the "100118416" number from the first cell example or the "800011320" number from the 10th example.

NDM Abxx, Kexxxxx 100118416 2-29-12.pdf

VPG I9 Aberxxxxx, Dexxx 100113048 1-1-12.pdf

I-9 Abxxx, Rexx 100119966 4-5-12.pdf

NDM I9 Achxxxn, Paxx 100119008 3-15-2012.pdf

VPG I-9 Acxxxxx, Toxx 100112782 01-01-12.pdf

[code].....

## How To Add Spaces To A Number / Text String With VBA

Aug 10, 2013

I need to take 12ABC1234512345 and turn it into 12A BC 12345 12345 with a vba macro. I've made a formula that works but in this situation a macro would be more ideal.

## Finding A Number Within A Text String

Oct 28, 2007

I want to find a number within a text string, then count the letters in the same string, then add the number to the number of letters.

For example, if I have 9RR in a cell, I want to add 9 + 2 = 11.

The data will always be arranged with the number on the left side of the string.

So, if the number is a single digit, I know I can use left(A1) + len(A1) -1 to get my desired result. But, the trouble I am having is what if there is a double digit number like 10RR...I'm not quite sure how to create a formula (without using VBA) to give me a result of 12 for this cell.

## Parse Name & Number From Text String

Jan 11, 2008

I receive a text file daily of between 100 to 50,000 rows. It is a combination of many smaller text files or " records". Each record contains a row containing the name and some particulars . From 1 to 5 rows below that row there may or may not be a row containing the score for that record.

Here is an example of what the rows look like;

4505329 64036593 150090 MS MARY SMITH AB Finished
CRP 3.0 SCORE: 400

From the first row I need to pull out the second string of digits (ex 64036593) and the person's name. From the second row I need to extract the score (400). I would like to copy the three pieces of information to 3 separate columns on another sheet.
1. the word "Finished" always appears at the end of the row with the name in it but it also appears at the end of every record in it's own row like this;
Finished No Note
2. the strings of digits in the first row can vary in length but there are always 3 of them and they are always seperated by spaces.

I need to extract all the names and scores and put them in a table. If a name is not followed by a score I need to put "no score".

## Text Number String To Number

Oct 24, 2008

I am looking for a way to add the 123 plus 456 to get 579. I have had some ideas that almost work, but I cannot get rid of the ' .

## Removing Dash From Text Number String?

Oct 3, 2010

We often get spreadsheets from our customer that are formatted with both comma and dash combinations. We would like to only have the comma seperation.

Example:
R1, R2, R3-R5, R30

Result:
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R30

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

The following macro works great if there are no alpha characters. how to solve the alpha/numeric combination?

Function Nums(rng As Range) As String
Dim adnum As Integer, n As Integer, num, Txt As String
num = Split(rng, ",")

[Code]....

## Extracting Phone Number Out Of String Of Text?

Apr 30, 2013

Is there a way to extract a phone number out of a string of text. The phone number will always be expressed the same way (eight digits seperated by a space half way through) - 9999 9999. But the text before and after the number is random. Is there a macro to do this on a large scale? The method needs to be applied to hundreds of these strings, each on a new line.

An example of the string of text with the phone number underlined:

Alesdro 0 63PnantCey4281 5919 Aledio daSisaon' Brglry

## Extracting Number From Inconsistent Text String

Jul 4, 2014

I have an excel stock price template, where I need the current price to calculate the mid point if the chart.

This is the text I get from the webquery

Underlying stock: SBIN 2699.00 as on Jul 04, 2014 15:30:36 IST

I need a formula to extract the stock price '2699.00' only from this text.

The problems are sometimes its may change to underlying "stock" to "index", SBIN to RELIANCE or TATASTEEL, and the price some times two digit say 16, some times 6 letters say 150.05, or 8 digits say 15160.00

Formula, the text in B1 and need the price at A100.

## Pull Number From Middle Of Text String

Mar 24, 2009

I would like one formula to remove "5206" from this string. I tried a combination of right/left formulas together, but I could not get it to work.

5032.5206.05816.00040501.0000

## Vlookup On Only Part Of A Text/number String

May 5, 2009

I am trying to reference a Name of a place from an order number. To illustrate, University Park, IL can have an order # of 6598641373. The only thing is, all I need to reference is the first four digits, 6598. The other worksheet does not have city and state names, they only have the order #s.

## Count Number Of Characters In String/Text

Aug 24, 2006

If 'a' is a string that contains x number of characters, how do I find out what x is (in VBA)?

## Match All Text And Closest Number In Alphanumeric String?

Feb 21, 2014

Formula to match all text and closest number in alphanumeric string

## Count Number Of Time A Text String Appears

May 25, 2007

I have a very large spreadsheet and want to count the number of times a particular text string shows up in a column. I can't use autofilter due to the 1000 limit.

Here's an example, Column C contains:
Dan Parker
John Doe
Dan Smith
Jill Smith

So if I search on *Dan*, the function should return a count of 2.

I've used COUNTIF before to return values when the whole cell = a certain value but in my case the cell may have 200 characters and I want to count based on a fuzzy search. I would like to do this in a function and not a macro.

## Extracting Number Of Seconds From Variable Text String?

Oct 2, 2011

I have a column of cells, each with a with text string that has three possible formats where I want to extract the total number of seconds.

The three formats are:

nnn hrs nn min nn sec (example: 1 hrs 42 min 58 sec)
or
nn min nn sec (example: 55 min 1 sec)
or
nn sec (example: 10 sec)

The result I want is a numeric value of the total number of seconds in the text string.

For example a text string of: 1 hrs 42 min 58 sec

Should give the result: (1 x 3600) + (42 x 60) + 58 = 6,178

## Extract Number Of Variable Length From Text String

Jan 25, 2007

Imagine that I have this list of thousands of customers, who are listed in column B in the format "customer no+space+customer name".

Now I want to extract ONLY the customer no from the text string in column B and insert it as number value in column A on the same row.

Would have been easy with "Left" command, but as the customer numbers have variable length, I have a problem.

## Find Variable Size Number Within Text String

Sep 20, 2007

I have a spreadsheet with a couple of hundred rows on each tab that looks like this: A1: #1 PENROSE TIJUANA MAMA PCH 2620039190 665794 12.00 CT 1 Front 1 1 1. The only constant is the 10 digit number followed by the 6 digit number in the middle and I want to use it to parse the text string. I want the output to be everything prior to the 10 digit number in A1, the 10 digit number in B1, the 6 digit number in c1 and everything else in D1 and so on through the rows.

## How To Append Sequential Number To A Text String To Avoid Duplicates

Jun 12, 2014

Is there a formula that will add a number, in sequence, to the end of a text string to avoid duplicates?

I need to generate an ID number for transactions. This ID number is the Account Code-Last Two #s of the Year-Unique 3-Digit Number. So for instance, 5022-14-001 means it is the first transaction from account 5022 in the year 2014.

Column A has the Account Codes. Column B has the date of the transaction in MM/DD/YYYY format. So far the formula I have is:

=CONCATENATE(A1,"-",RIGHT(YEAR(B2),2),"-",TEXT(????,"000"))

With ???? being some function or set of nesting functions I need to create the sequential number. It needs to be able to say "Okay, this is the third instance of there being a 5022-14, so we need to stick -003 at the end of this."

Additionally, this "003" needs to be frozen, so if we change how the sheet is sorted and the line item moves around, it will still always be "003".

## Custom Cell Format - Number Ending With Text String

Jun 13, 2013

How to modify a custom cell format to make data entry easier.

My goal is to have the output look like this: 'A12B-C20D: SET 10: Text string here'

Inputs needed are:

1-3 digit number between A & B
1-3 digit number between C & D
1-2 digit number after SET
Text string of variable length

Where I am stuck. So far I can get "A12B-C20D: SET 10:" to show up properly when 122010 is input. The custom format I am using looks like this: "A"##"B-C"##"D: SET "##": "

When I try to incorporate the "@" symbol the first part of the formatting goes away and the output shows up as "122010 Text string here".

I have tried:
"A"###"B-C"###"D: SET "##":";;-;_@
"A"###"B-C"###"D: SET "##": ";;@
"A"###"B-C"###"D: SET "##":";_@
"A"###"B-C"###"D: SET "##": ";;;@

## Count Number Of Times Text String Appears In A Range

Feb 6, 2012

I want to count the number of times a word appears in a range (like M9:S663), but sorting it by the month it appears (eg: january = 2, february = 56, march = 2000, etc.)

I managed to do this but there has to be a better way

=COUNTIFS(RNM.1;"PRUM Transcripcion";FechaComite;">=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";
FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";
FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"=01/01/2012";FechaComite;"

## Count Number Of Keywords (range) Found In Text String

Aug 23, 2013

I am trying to count the number of specific words contained in a specific cell. If my data were static, and the list of keywords was short, there are many solutions such as using multiple instances of the length function as proposed by @shg here.

Suppose I have the following sheet: (column C is what I am trying to achieve)

A
B
C
1

[Code]....

That is, C2 will tell that B2 contained 3 of the keywords (1X beautiful, 2X happy) and so on.

## Excel 2010 :: Multiply Text String By Number Resulting In List?

Feb 6, 2013

Using Excel 2010...

I have a list of names (text string) in a column (A) that have associated whole numbers in another column (B). What I would like to do is create a formula that multiplies the text string in cell A2 (for ex.) by the whole number in B2 and return a "list" of the text string in A2 equal to the whole number by which it is multiplied.

Here's a visual example of the results I want to achieve:

Using the above example, I would like to end up with a list in column D with 159 total rows with the text contents corresponding to the whole number in column B.