# 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.

## Vlookup Part Of The Text String

Nov 17, 2006

Is it possible to lookup if at least 8 characters of a text string is found in another text string?

## VLOOKUP Part Of A Text String.

Nov 17, 2006

Is there any way I can Vlookup for just part of a text stiring in a cell.
I am trying to vlook if a part number contains the letters “HFR” if it does I want
It to refer to the comment I have made in the second column of my vlook table against HFR.

## Remove First Part Of String Of Text And Keep The Second Part?

Feb 12, 2014

Is there any way to remove the first part of a string of text in a cell and save the second part?

The first part of the text string is a team code that has a variable number of numbers, capital letters and sometimes spaces. The second part of the text string is a variable number of words in a team name that all start with a capital letter and have lower case letters. Every line has a different team code and team name.

The original spreadsheet also has a column with just team code. Is there a way of using this column to "subtract" the team code from the text string to just leave the team name?

## VLOOKUP And SUM On Part Of String?

Apr 13, 2012

My sheet contains values like these:

A/5
A/3
B/4

What I want to do is sum all the values after the / for a particalur value before the /:

A 8
B 4

I already tried VLOOKUP, but this function wants you to point to a certain cell to return instead of a just a part of the cell. It should return 5 for the first row to be able to perform a sum for every value of A.

How can I perform such a calculation without having to copy the values to separate cells? Can I contain all of this in one function?

## VLOOKUP For Part Of A String

Oct 4, 2012

Im sure this cant be done because it defies the logic of the LOOKUP function but I know there are some clever people on here so i thought id ask!!

I have 2 workbooks containing similar data from 2 different sources; the one common data item in both is a clients address but have the age old problem of data quality, which needs sorting eventually but i need a quick fix!

In workbook one for example the address will be recorded as RUSKIN RD

A simple look up wont work obviously as the 2 values dont match, then i thought of using the LEFT function but again this goes against the logic of the VLOOKUP.

## Vlookup Part Of String

Sep 29, 2006

I'm trying to use this formula to lookup the value in the array that matches, however, the first 4 numbers aren't known (thus why I'm doing the lookup) =VLOOKUP("*"&C2, 'KLIF Data'!A:C,1,0)

The * is being interpreted as a character, is there a way to perform the Vlookup function using a wildcard? Or just ignoring the first 4 characters of the cells in the array would work.

## Vlookup To Search For Part Of A String?

Nov 17, 2008

If I have a store number (say 1234) and I am trying to search for something which contains 1234 (i.e. the whole string of ABCD1234, ABCD1235, ABCD1236 etc) is it possible to do this in one VLOOKUP formula?

One way of doing it would be to VLOOKUP("ABCD"&"1234",....) but I would rather do it the other way around, to prevent the formula from not working.

## Putting Formula In The Sentence Part Of IF / ISNA / VLOOKUP String

May 21, 2013

I have been using an IF,ISNA,VLOOKUP formula as follows which I am sure you are all familiar with :

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(K7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0)),"",VLOOKUP(K7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0))

This formula works correctly, displaying the lookup value for K7. My query is between the"" I can place text to display when K7 is blank and this works correctly too. However I would like to place a formula in here. The formula is VLOOKUP(I7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0 i.e. the lookup value is now I7 and not K7 when K7 is blank.

I have tried the following and variations based on what I know but they return errors.

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(K7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0)),(""& VLOOKUP(K7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0),VLOOKUP(K7,Orig!A7:B35,COLUMNS(B7:B35)+1,0))

Any better way of using I7 as the lookup value when K7 is blank.

## Delete Row If Cell Contains Certain Text As Part Of Text String?

May 15, 2014

I have a column of data with letters in each cell, no numerical, only alpha. Now, some of those cells contain the letters "adj sub" as part of the text string in each cell. "Adj sub" is always at the beginning of the text string. As an example, a cell will look like this - "adj sub mhm". I want to delete rows whose cell description does not contain "adj sub" as part of the text in the cell.

## VBA To Delete Part Of Text String

Aug 15, 2014

I am trying to delete part of a text string for a range of cells. The code I have so far deletes the first set of letters but is looking in every cell in the range.

Ideally I would like it to only look in the cells of col B where there is data then only delete the first 10 letters if the cell begins with "Service ID"

Sub DeleteServiceID()
Dim c As Range
For Each c In Range("B1:B1000")
c.Value = Right(c.Value, 10)
Next c
End Sub

## Removing Part Of Text From A String

Feb 11, 2013

I belong to a fantasy cycling league and after every race, I copy the race results to award each rider their points for the day. The site I visit most frequently lists the riders results in this format:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Sax Bank Tinkoff 4:05:00
2. Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Livestrong etc... 4:06:00

I usually copy the results to my spreadsheet then calculate each riders points.

The'results end up looking like this in Excel:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Sax Bank Tinkoff 4:05:00
2. Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Livestrong 4:06:00

So, the data ends up in 3 cells. The position in one cell, the rider and their nationality and their team in another, and the time of arrival in another cell

Is there a way in Excel where I can get rid of or delete all the data after a rider's name?

I usually end up pasting the rider information to Word, then replacing the (***) with a tab symbol, then pasting back to Excel and get rid of the data that's after the name by deleting the cells to which that data was transferred.

Is there an easier way to do this in Excel, or a macro I can create?...

## Extract Part Of Text String

Aug 10, 2007

CREATE TABLES LIKE BELOW?Column 1 Column 2
8 6CSS130 + 2CSS200g x10hanger 200 GM
250ml B2G1 Towel in bagx24 0607 250 ML
18 g-Mint 18 GM
100g 100 GM
150GM 150 GM

i have a data as above, i wanna to extract the 250ml from the column 1, only 250ml (basically i want to extract the size code like 150g, 100gm from the data above).

## Delete Middle Part Of Text String

Mar 30, 2009

I am looking for a formula to delete information from the middle of a text string. I have ~ 1,000 lines of data. Each text string is composed of the same way. The data I am looking for is two parts of the string (1) all the text up to and including the first “%” character (2) the last six characters.

Raw Data
CARDINAL HEALTH 5.5%13CARDINAL 5.513 CARDINAL HLTH 5.5 061513
UST BILL 0%09US TREAS BILL 0%09 UST BILL 0.0 092409
WORLD SAVINGS 4.125%09WORLD 4.125%09 WORLD SVGS 4.125 121509
JP MORGAN 5.375%12JP 5.375%12 JPMORGAN CHS5.375 100112

Desired Result
CARDINAL HEALTH 5.5% 061513
UST BILL 0% 092409
WORLD SAVINGS 4.125% 121509
JP MORGAN 5.375% 100112

## Extract And Copy Part Of Text String From One Cell To Another?

Aug 22, 2014

I have to sort list of thousands name (3000 names) and remove duplicates. My problem is majority of the names have their title (i.e) Prof. Dr. Ir. Sir. etc typed in, so I need to copy the title in different cell and have their name only. Here's what I expect:

Current List ----> Column A -->Column B
Drs. H. A. Andrew Boston, MRE. ----> Drs. H. --> Andrew Boston, MRE
Drs. H. Andrew Smith ----> Drs. H. --> Andrew Smith
H. Abd. Mohammed Junus ----> H. --> Abd. Mohammed Junus
Prof. DR. Jane Doe, MD ----> Prof. D --> Jane Doe, MD
Prof. DR. Ir. H. Randy Wong, MBA --->Prof. DR. Ir. H. -> Randy Wong, MBA
Dra. H. A. Karen Patel ----> Dra. H. --> Karen Patel
Drs. H. A. M. Kangkong ----> Drs. H. A. --> M. Kangkong
Prof. Drs. H. A. Kareem Saleh, Ph.D -> Prof. Drs. H. A. ->Kareem Saleh, Ph.D
Dra. Hj. Nina Schorder ----> Dra. Hj. --> Nina Schorder
Ir. Abdul Jabbar ----> Ir. --> Abdul Jabbar

## Vlookup On Part Of The Text In A Cell.

Jun 18, 2009

I am trying to do a vlookup and am having soem issues. I have data like this in the cell i am using as the reference: "60030 - COLUMBUS, OH". The first column of the range I am searching would have "60030" in it. What i need to know is how do I get the vlookup to just reference the first 5 digits in the reference cell? As you can see by the formula below, I set the logical value to true hoping that it would find the closest value, but it did not work. =VLOOKUP(A7,sdoalign,3,TRUE)

## VLOOKUP To Match Only Part Of The Text

Feb 5, 2010

Please help me get VLOOKUP to match only part of the text. I have the following situation:

In "sheet1":
___A________________B______C
1__USER3 (12346ar)___0______411 PCS
3__USER5 (456ff)______0______112 PCS
4__USER8 (1246ew)____0______515 PCS

In "sheet2":
___A_________B________C______D
1__USER8____0_________0______=VLOOKUP(A1,'SHEET1'!\$A:\$C,3,0)*5

In "sheet2" , D1 I'll get #N/A if I do not type the complete name ( USER8 (1246ew) ). Is there a way to ignore this part " (1246ew)" and match only the name of the user?

Also when matching "515 PCS" can it automatically remove the " PCS" part so I can use only the number to make calculations?

## VLOOKUP To Auto-populate A Description From An Entered Part Number

Mar 18, 2009

I am trying to use VLOOKUP to auto-populate a description from an entered part number. After checking up on how to do this in several different places I applied this formula to the relevant cell but all that it returns is #N/A.

I am very confused as all seems to be correct, but I am new to this and I am sure I am missing something silly. :P

On entering a part number into cell C13 on sheet 'Stores Receipt' it should search and find that number in column A on sheet 'Product List', it should then return the adjacent description from column B on sheet 'Product List' and show this in cell C17 on sheet 'Stores Receipt'.... Sounds simple hey! :D

The formula used is:

## Lookup Part Of Text String In Userform ComboBox And Search For Value In Sheet Range

Feb 12, 2014

I have a worksheet with following values:

A
B
C
1
Shorts
75

[Code]...

Also I have a Userform with 2 ComboBoxes named "ComboBox1" and "ComboBox2". Values in ComboBox1 is "Pull my pants", "Eat my shorts", "Socks for everyone".

What I would like to do is to search though column A and look for any of these textstrings in my selection in ComboBox1 and return the value from column B in column C.

Example: "Pull my pants" is selected in ComboBox1 then the value "pants" should be found in column A and value in column B (25) should be entered in cell C2.

I am fairly new to VBA and have spend hours searching Google and found some formulas like InStr and VLookup. My problem is that I am not sure if these statements will do the job and how to combine them.

## VLOOKUP String Of Text

Nov 17, 2009

I am wanting to look for a string of text within the "lookup_value" that matches the text that's in the "table_array".

## VLookup Only Text String From A Cell

Nov 13, 2013

I do have a price list for my inventory for each product code (only letters)

E.g. productA 100
productB 200

When I'm writing in the order list, I'm writing in a single cell product code + size e.g. productA 5, productB 7

I need to get the corresponding price for each cell.

## VLOOKUP To Find Values In Text String?

Feb 17, 2010

I need to to highlight keywords within a block of text (string). I don't need to necessarily return a value with the VLOOKUP. I just need to compare keyword list in Column B to the Text in Cell A1. If the word from the list appears in the text, I need it to be highlighted for every instance.

EXAMPLE
Text String (A1)

Welcome to Jake's Car Accessories website. We have all of your car accessory needs including car covers, truck covers, custom car grills and other car accessories.

Keyword List (Column B)
car accessory
car covers
truck covers
car accessories

I think VLOOKUP only works on lists.

## Multiple Vlookup Results As A Text String

Apr 24, 2009

I have searched other postings but can’t seem to find the answer.

I was wondering if anyone had a solution on how to string multiple Vlookup results as a text string so that if I Vlookup “Pear” it will return “Red, Blue, Green” in adjacent cell
i.e

A B
1 Fruit Colour
2 Pear Red
3 Orange Purple
4 Apple Green
5 Banana Yellow
6 Pear Blue
7 Pear Green
8 Banana Black
9 Orange Green
10 Apple Black

Is Vlookup the right function to go with here?

## VLOOKUP With INDIRECT (become Dynamic As The Table Array Part Of The Vlookup Will Change)

Aug 18, 2009

I have a Vlookup which I want to modify so that it can become dynamic as the table array part of the vlookup will change.

So the basic vlookup is as follows:
but the data I am looking for wont always be in the range M60:P73.

So I tried to make it dynamic by doing the following:
The idea being that U1 and V1 would be numbers that can change so in this case U1 would equal 60 and V1 would equal 73

This vlookup is giving me #N/A and no matter how I modify it I cannot get it to work.

## 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.