# 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.

## Search For Part Of String In Range Of Cells

Jan 17, 2012

Following problem:

I have a list of changes on our bankaccount.

Sometimes, in the description a payment we receive the name of the person who transferred the amount is mentionned.

It can be anywhere in the string, it can be just his/her first name, it can be his/her full name...

I also have a list of all our clients with first name in column A, second name in column B

Something like this:

string from bancaccount:

EUROPESE OVERSCHRIJVING VAN BE16 6712 5615 7974 BANKIER OPDRACHTGEVER: EURBBE99 VANDERSMISSEN WILLY VAN PLAKSTRAAT 176 9000 GENT 68/10762827 PENSIOEN REFERENTIE: OV-0000236-00240

client list
Francois D'hondt
Germaine Canipel
Willy Vandersmissen
Karel D'hondt
.
.
.

I'd like VBA to search in the clientlist for names that occur in the bankaccount string.

Sice ther might be a lot of Willy's in the client lsit I think it will be best to serch for the combination of both first and second name.

Once found the name the procedure should return the rownumer on which the client can be found in the client list.

## 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 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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 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.

## Search Certain Part Of Cell

Feb 3, 2010

i have a array table

all the rows of data get a unique file number , no duplicates.

the file number format is 1.01, or 241.00, or 5132.03,etc.

all numbers to the left of the period symbol are "file info" reference
all numbers to the right of the period symbol are "bills" found inside the file #.
there can be any amount of file #'s, always starting from 1 thru as many as there can be (apprx. thousands of files). and the bills can be from .00 thru .99

my search field (\$r\$9), need to search or find only the exact match to the left of the period.

NEED to search for file 1, i need the array table to kick back only the file numbers 1.01 and 1.65, not 241.00 not 3.01.

how can i search only the text before the period to the left and exactly what is entered into my search box?

## VBA To Search String And Insert Row If String Not Found

Apr 11, 2013

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.

## Pull Out Part Of A String?

Oct 18, 2013

formula that will pull out the number preceding the * 60 in the text below? In this particular case I would be looking to get 5 as the result. That number could be any number but in the example below it happens to be a 5.

Channel Tune Duration in Seconds} (ID) >= (5 * 60))

## Remove Part Of String

Oct 29, 2009

I have a list of data that populates B2:B2900
This data is often prefixed by a 'reference code' that I wish to be removed.
Now rater than perform this manually aprox 3000 times is there a formula or some VB code that will complete this for me....

eg

The list of data is shown like:

SC7547-05 - Payne, Freda
SC8706-08 - Rungren, Todd
SC8714-05 - Travis, Randy
SC7517-03 - Beach Boys, The
Love Song
Now You're Gone
SC7512-01 - Horton, Johnny
SC8721-15 - Journey

So I wish for the SC7547-05 - to be removed from the first example to just leave Payne, Freda and continue this throughout the list
However if the data is found not to include this code (as in the 5th/6th examples above) leave it alone

So if the code of formula is run for the above the outcome would be....

Payne, Freda
Rungren, Todd
Travis, Randy
Beach Boys, The
Love Song
Now You're Gone
Horton, Johnny
Journey

## Return Part Of A String

Mar 15, 2007

TX_jhfft_DATA.05-32_65 TGIF

I need to take out the number in the middle, from the period to the space. The number varies in length so just using the mid function doesn't work. Does anyone know how to modify the mid function to return all chars between the period and the space or is there some other function that may work?

## Search And Replace In First Part ONLY Of Cell

Jul 2, 2014

I have a work problem where my spreadsheets have the following structure due to faulty optical character recognition:

Ringholm 8 G R hem.ag Bavik Postl 115 O Amtervik
Rinman K H B dir Johannebergsg 34 Goteborg S
Risberg L kass Mitandersfors Bogen

In some cases the letters in the beginning of the cells have been misread as a number (above S as 8), so I want to search and replace those numbers with the correct letter without changing the correct numbers at the end of the cells to letters too. Is there any way to write a search-and-replace code in VBA that will only implement the search-and-replace in (for example) the first five letter-spaces of the cell?

## Search Range For Part Strings

Aug 21, 2008

I am using the following code to search a database of information and then display it on a different sheet.

The user types the search term into a textbox and then presses a command button to search the database.

Currently it only searches for an exact match. How can i adapt it so it searches for similar strings?

Sub SearchDatabase()

Dim rRange As Range
Dim rCell As Range
Dim ResultsOffset As Integer
Dim ResultsRange As Range

On Error Resume Next

## Link Search Box With VLookup To Provide Search Result

Jul 15, 2012

What i have so far is:
-3 Sheets (Sheet1 - Search, Sheet2 - Data, Sheet3 - Result)
-Sheet1 has a userform ready to link up - this opens up when workbook and worksheet is activated.
-Sheet2 has some example data to search - the search is for column 1 (see attachment)
-Sheet3 has a template ready for the data to be pasted to.

I would like the search result is column 1 to copy the data from columns 1 to 7 to sheet3.

I want the template/layout to remain after the pasting of results. (everything protected from editing, if possible).

Once finished (ie go back to sheet1, i want the data from sheet3 to be cleared.)

## Changing Colours Of Part Of String

Feb 22, 2013

I have a conditional formula which gives a value based on what the User specifies.

Example of formula is:

=IF(\$B\$1=0,"CONTACT PERSON - OPTIONAL",IF(\$B\$1=5,"CONTACT PERSON (FINANCE ONLY) - MANDATORY",""))

If the result of the string is " CONTACT PERSON (FINANCE ONLY) - MANDATORY " then
- word MANDATORY (not the whole string) should be in RED
- words (FINANCE ONLY) should be in BLUE
- remaining string should be left in BLANK

Not intending to use VBA. Is this possible?

## Regex Evaluate Part Of A String

May 19, 2014

I am currently working on creating a dialogue which will allow the user to input a range of worksheets to use for a pivot table.

I want the user to be able to input a variable into the dialogue. For example, I want the input "n-5 - n-1" to mean the 6th from last to the 2nd from last sheets. I am trying to find n - ([0-9]+)? and replace it with Worksheets.Count - \$1. In other words, if there are 10 sheets, I want to transform "n-5 - n-1" into "5 - 9".

Here is the code I have so far:

[Code] ....

This has been working for strings like "n" or "n-4" but not "4 - n-3" or "n-5 - n-1".

Here is the code I use afterwards to interpret the string once the n's have been replaced:

[Code] ....

I'm new to Regex and VBA in general.

## 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

## Find Part Of String And Delete

Feb 25, 2009

Find part of string and delete. I have the following type of string:

## Copy Numeric Part Of String?

Aug 23, 2012

How do I copy the numeric part(11 Digits) of a cell

EG. A1 = "GL CREDIT DDA07 60291627599 ZFT"

I Require "60291627599" in A2

Descr

GL CREDIT 62180577391@DDA ZFT
62180577391

GL CREDIT 62300192854 62300192854 DDA06 ZFT
62300192854

GL CREDIT ACC REC 62273991367 ZFT
62273991367

The numeric 11 digit number is not always in the same position in the cell.

## Copy Numeric Part Of String

Aug 23, 2012

How do I copy the numeric part (11 Digits) of a cell ,

E.G. A1 = "GL CREDIT DDA07 60291627599 ZFT" in only want "60291627599" in A2

Descr

GL CREDIT 62180577391@DDA ZFT
62180577391

GL CREDIT 62300192854 62300192854 DDA06 ZFT
62300192854

GL CREDIT ACC REC 62273991367 ZFT
62273991367

11 digit not always in same position in cell.

## Get Numeric Part Of Alphanumeric String?

Jan 3, 2013

I have a string that with spaces in between.

example:

X3PP2 1200 U

I would like to extract the "1200". How can i do this in VBA?

## 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?...

## Criteria To Match Part Of String

Dec 3, 2008

I have a worksheet that I need to filter on 8 columns. I need to do this in the form (Col A = Bob OR SAM) AND (Col B = Apple OR Pear OR Banana) AND... etc for 8 columns.

I started this thread and we reached the conclusion that I needed either a macro to list out all the possible combinations on separate lines, or a complex criteria formula.

I'm trying to put together the complex criteria, but I am further stumped by the fact that some of the columns contain multiple terms with comma delimiters, so I'm trying to match part of a string, rather than a whole string, so the usual = ISNUMBER(MATCH(Sheet1!A2,Sheet2!\$A:\$A,0)) won't work. I tried using =ISNUMBER(FIND(Sheet2!\$A:\$A,Sheet1!A2)) instead, but I think this fails because it should be an array formula. I tried normal entering and CSE entering, and neither work, so I think this is a dead end.

## Parsing A Specific Part Of A String

Dec 10, 2009

I have code that retrieves the body of an email. I need to parse out certain parts of the text. For example, the text will look like the following;

LastName: John Doe
Email: johndoe@aol.com
Cell#: 555-555-5555
FileRequested: xxxxx.xlsx

I have the code to find where the specific item, ie LastName, starts in the whole text. I need to retrieve everything to the right of the : before the CRLF. That's what Im having trouble with.