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Jan 8, 2014

I have a sheet with thousands of rows of ID's which are made up of a series of letters, numbers, underscores and or spaces. Within the sheet there are numerous duplicates so I need to able extract the numerical element, which is the key data to be able to identify the duplicates.

The numbers I need to extract are mainly 6 and 7 digits long however don't always sit in the same place within the ID. I don't need the 3 digit number sequences, just the 6 & 7 number sequences



I've found a formula that strips out all the numbers, however it also included the 3 digit numbers which I don't want. I've also used Text To Columns to break up the ID across a number of columns however that leaves me with 2 and sometimes 3 columns where a 6 digit ID appears

Is there a simple way to extract the number if it's a certain length? i.e. 6 or 7 digits long

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L1314CUST00001 through to L1314CUST0XXXX
L1314COMM00001 through to L1314COMM0XXXX

M1314LAND00001 through to M1314LAND0XXXX
M1314CUST00001 through to M1314CUST0XXXX
M1314COMM00001 through to M1314COMM0XXXX

N1314LAND00001 through to N1314LAND0XXXX
N1314CUST00001 through to N1314CUST0XXXX
N1314COMM00001 through to N1314COMM0XXXX

S1314LAND00001 through to S1314LAND0XXXX
S1314CUST00001 through to S1314CUST0XXXX
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These unique identifiers won't always appear in sequentiual order. In Cells B2 to M2, I want to be able to determine what the next entry for each of the twelve variations will be, so for example, if the current highest value in column A for the 'S1314LAND' range S131400421, in cell K2, I would want it to display S1314LAND00422, and if the current highest value in column A for the 'M1314CUST' range M1314CUST0036, I would want cell C2 to display M1314CUST0037, so anyone at a glance can see the next highest unique reference for the relevant set, rather than having to go through the unique identifiers in column A manually to determine the next entry in the series.

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I have found a very useful UDF for removing non-alpha characters from strings. (See below, Credit for posting to Stanley D Grom - Ozgrid post ´Removing Non-alpha Characters From Text´).

Option Explicit

Private Function RemoveCharacters(InString As String) As String
Dim intLoopCounter As Integer
Dim intStringLength As Integer
Dim intASCIIVal As Integer
intStringLength = Len(InString)
InString = LCase(InString)
For intLoopCounter = 1 To intStringLength
intASCIIVal = Asc(Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1))
If intASCIIVal >= 97 And intASCIIVal <= 122 Then
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End If
Next intLoopCounter
End Function

Two requests:

1. Could the UDF be modified such that any part of a string contained within brackets is also removed (e.g. "NLGA High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlgahighstreeten")?

2. Can an argument be added to the format of the UDF, such that numbers (0 to 9) are either included or excluded (e.g. RemoveCharacters(A1,1) where the argument ´1´ would include any numbers (0 to 9), so "NLGA2003 High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlga2003highstreeten6")? ´blank´or ´0´would exclude these numbers, i.e. would return "nlgahighstreeten"

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I have manged using the following code, but this always assumes there is an "e" in the name, but would prefer a more foolproof method. (I used "e" cos it is ok so far, BUT this could change in the future)

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******** language="JavaScript" ************************************************************************>
Microsoft Excel - Book3___Running: 14.0 : OS = (F)ile (E)dit (V)iew (I)nsert (O)ptions (T)ools (D)ata (W)indow (H)elp
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table removed

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table removed

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Attached spreadsheet - the cell highlighted in yellow.
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but when i fill down it auto it to a2 , then a3 etc... how do i stop that?

I might delete out the o O and 0 cause it gets confusing...

Also, it re-randomizes every time I open the file... is there a way to stop it?

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