I have about 700 cells I want to interrogate. Within each cell the following text appears “Estimate – BOLB/02/1234 – Some more text here”. I want to search all the cells and delete the cell contents but leave the “BOLB/02/1234”.
The problem I have is that the string is different in each cell but the format is the same. It always starts with BOLB followed by /, followed by 2 numbers, followed by / followed by 4 numbers i.e. BOLB/**/****.
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" ?
I have a spreadsheet which has "Employee: [agent 1 name]" in column A and it may or may not have the word "Break" in the same column before it mentions "Employee: [agent 2 name]". The amount of data between agent 1 and agent 2 varies and am needing code which will insert a row above "Employee: [agent 2 name]" if "Break" is not found, and add the word "Break" in column A on the inserted row. I would need this to loop through the spreadsheet until all 100+ agents have been searched.
I'm also needing this done for the word "Meeting" and would insert a row 2 rows above the next agent.
I import some text from a web page. The data is separated in rows and columns so it easily slip into cells in a nice row and column manner.
Now, I want to parse some names in one column (column A:A). The names do not reside in any other column. I want to change the content for those cells that is "Alpha Beta" into just "Beta", and I only want the replacing to be carried out on a specific sheet (named "Import").
I am trying to lookup if a string like a name exists in another string which has a buch of values for example to see if andy exists in a string which has data like andy;sandy or sandy exists in andy;sandy
I have a sheet A1:R456 provided from an outside source, with many large text entries. In some of them appear various ascii strings such as, but not exclusively: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢
It appears these have replaced apostrophe's, dashes, and other types of punctuation and formatting (bullets, etc).
I have used the Find (Ctrl-F) to locate some, but it only works if you know what you're looking for. According to Excel HELP! :o Clean() only strips the lower 32 ascii codes, and I'm pretty sure these are at the high end of the ascii chart.
I don't want to remove them, I want to replace them, but I'm not sure if it should be an apostrophe, a dash, or whatever. So I'd be happy to find them and I'll fix it as best I can.
Any VBA code to locate all cells in a range that contain any high-order ascii (say above 127) and fill with yellow?
I want to select any record where 5th and 6th character from the right hand end of the string which = either "SP" or "TQ". Where this is the case I'm then looking to truncate the string to remove the last 7 chacters.
None of what I have so far found using mid or right string appears to be particularly applicable.
I'm importing data from the internet. The cell I'm trying to get is B8 on "Temp_Data" onto cell E3 on "Other Data". When it imports the cell into Temp_Data for some reason the cell expands, and I can't have that. I would manually copy and "Paste Special", text, into the proper cell, and that works. I can also copy the fist 7 letters in the string from B8 and paste them into E3. My code currently looks like this:
I am trying to count the characters in a string in one cell. For example, I want to count the number of "-"'s in the cell. The version number of part numbers is always the last two characters if the value contains at least one "-". However the parts have a non standard number of characters.
444444 = 0 444-44 = 1 44-44-44 = 2
There can be 0,1 or 2 "-" in the string. I can use the substitute formula to get the root part number, but I was wondering if there is an easier way. The raw data is from our ERP system, so I multiply the value by 1 to get a number if there are no "-" for the vlookup in another formula to work....
I have a set of data in column a that consists of email addresses. These email addresses all have underscores after them, ie "firstname.lastname@example.org_______". It will be a different amount of underscores everytime and I don't want underscores to be removed that are actually part of the address. I had been using the find replace function through vba, ie
I've come across multiple times where I have to do this same sort of task, and I don't think I am doing it the most efficient way.
What I need to do is take a variable which holds a string and remove the last 9 characters from it. Don't need to know what the last 9 characters are, all I care about is knowing what the other characters are in the string. I know this can be done through thingslike susbstrings, but I don't think VBA has a substring function.
I want to create a user defined function to search a column of data for a part number.
If it exists I want to have a the UDf returna "fail" otherwise "pass"
Here is the code I was trying to use
Function firstpass(SN As String) As String ws = Worksheets("Defects") c = "" With ws.Range("a1:a9999") Set c = .Find(SN, LookIn:=xlValues, lookat:=xlWhole) End With If Not c Is Nothing Then firstpass = "Pass" Else firstpass = "Fail" End If
This function only returns a "#value" and I don't quite know how to troubleshoot it.
I have a worksheet that I produced from optical character recognition, and there are a lot of funky characters that I need to get rid of. One is a line break or carraige return (I assume it's the same character that I could insert by entering ALT+ENTER). How do I search for this special character to replace it? How do I identify what that invisible character is?
I purchased the book from Mr.Excel and got it last week called VBA and Macros for Microsoft Excel. I can't seem to find the code for macros to search through the cells and then either change the cell colour to highlight the cells that contains an alphabetical character. I am trying to remove all the characters in the cells so only the numbers are left over.
I have done a search on carriage returns/characters and what has been suggested is not working. I have BOTH carriage returns in the cell and also the boxes (that I assume are also carriage returns. I tried the substitute formula (=substitute(cellref,char(10),)) in excel but it only removes the alt+enter carriage return. I tried the various suggestions of find & replace but the chr$..etc did not work! Is there a formula to clear both in one (not a macro!)..?
I want to get only unique characters in a text. For ex. ozgrid.com. I should get ozgrid.cm (o is already came). another one. For ABCEABC the result will be ABCE. So I have written an UDF. Unfortunately there was "Argument is not optional" error in "UNIQUECHARS = Join(JoinT.Item)".
How could I get rid from this error and get my result?
Below is my code.
VB: Public Function UNIQUECHARS(chtxt As String) Dim c() As Variant Dim JoinT As New Collection Dim sp As String cchtxt = Application.WorksheetFunction.Substitute(chtxt, " ", "")
I am trying to remove all characters that aren't letters or numbers from a string. Is there any way to differentiate between a non-alphanumeric characters and alphanumeric characters? I'm thinking of something like "ISTEXT()" that I could use on one character at a time. Or are there any wildcards I could use in the Replace function?
I have a problem that I just don’t seem to have the brain power to solve right now. I have a list of websites and I need to extract all characters after the last “/” in the URL. URL example:.....
I have been using the find function in conjunction with LEN and RIGHT etc but the multiple instances of “/” is causing headaches for me. Also, the trailing string of characters that I want to extract can be both text or numeric and are of differing lenths.
I haven't had the need to work with partial strings till now and having difficulty finding the right context in other threads. I need to put the first 4 characters of one cell into another cell. The line in the below code with the comment is the one I need. It's the only one where I need only part of what is in the cell.
It should be = the first four characters of cells(zRow, "A")
Code: Dim LastRow As Long Dim zRow As Long Dim cRow as Long