Search And Replace Specific Character?

Jun 1, 2012

In a cell(s) I have for example {text}dd%2BMore_Text}

what i want to do is search and replace the final }

so it should be {text}dd%2BMore_Text

the regular search and replace in excel removes all } which is not what i need.

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I have a requirement... which need to search from a cel if it march then replace with below name. When user gives a selection screen, month displays in a cell A1.

For example: If this cel (A1) is jan then it should replace with Jan, if mar then replace with mar, if MAI then replace with MAY, if sep then replace with SEP, if OKT then replace with OCT.... and so on...
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I know the function of ....

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