This should be simple, but I am struggling with finding a way to use the search or find function to identify text characters. This is my situation, I have for example a cell that contains FW023 or D1234. I need to be able to count the number of characters that are text.
i would think I would be able to do it with the search or find function, but can't figure out how to get it to just count the number of text characters with in it.
In one of my columns I need to count the characters (alpha/numeric AND blank spaces) in each cell. (Any that are over 300, I will need to manually reduce to under 300.) How can I do this? Basically I would simply like to know which cells exceed 300 characters.
We are in the middle of a system conversion and I need to make sure our data is not over the length of the maximum character count for certain fields in the new system. Is there any function in Excel that counts the # of characters in a cell or will highlight the cells that contain larger than a certain # of characters?
This is very similar to my previous post, which was solved. Now that I've extract the numbers, I need to extract the text for the specific work activities, for example 13Z or 9GGG. I'm assuming some variation on this formula:
I have some cells in a spreadsheet that contain unique numbers as the beginning of the cell (these numbers are always ten characters). In the rest of the cell there is text. the data would look something like this:-
SGGHNVT561 - 3yr Maintenance
I also have some cells which dont have the unique number at the begging, so the data would just look like:-
In another table I have a list of the unique numbers and the name that they correspond to, for example (this is the 2 columns)
SGGHNVT561 - Dave HUKIDO8946 - Stuart HJUTIFHE78 - Graham
I have ben trying to construct a formula that only searches the beginning of the cells to see if it containts one of the unique numbers and if it does to put the name of the person beside the cell. If the unique number is not there to return a value like 'Check'.
i tried vlookup but then i ran out of ideas :/
this is what i came up with so far:- =IF(P7="","",VLOOKUP(P7,'[Master List.xls]Sheet1'!$B$2:$C$5,2))
The only problem i can see that this is looking for the full cell to be within the master list - but its really just the first 10 characters I want it to check
I need to be able to paste information into excel and then get excel to read the characters to 50 and then move the other info to another line and do the same command again until it has read all the data and put it in lines of 50.
Is there a way to specify if there are 46 characters in a cell, to apply text wrap, indent the second line, and resize the row height to 25.5?
For example, I always will have text on merged cells B7:C7. I'd like to have a macro that determines if the text goes over C7 (I figured that it would take 46 characters to do this), that the merged cells will be text wrapped, then row 7 will be resized to 25.5.
I know how to record a macro that will text wrap and resize the row height but am not sure how to do the "if" condition.
I wish to limit the number of text characters in a cell and have excel prevent the entry of additional characters after limit is reached. I have tried the Data Validation but it does not preven the entry of additional characters. I want to be able to show the error immediately when the limit is reached and no additional characters are permitted.
I have a spreadsheet, a small section attached. There are near 20000 rows at present. I need to count the number of characters in B1 excluding any hyphen in b1. If a hyphen occurs in b on its own,the count is zero.If b cell is blank,i need a count of all characters in A.I need a formula I can autofill down.The count column is c and I have completed it manually to show what I mean.
I am trying to select and move text from one column to another. I have roughly 1,000 cells in column A and I would like to tell Excel to select characters at certain positions and move them into the adjacent column.
I want it to look like this...
column A column B ABCDEFGHI BCI
Each cell in column A has a 9-letter sequence. I would like to move characters 2,3 and 9 into the adjacent column
I'm faced with receiving data for time, in a text format, as follows:
Example of possible cell contents...
20secs 40m20secs 2h40m20secs
I'm not interested in the secs value but need to isolate the h (hours) and m (mins) values to use in another formula as numbers. The time could be shown in either of the above formats with either; (a) just secs, (b) mins & secs or (c) hrs, mins & secs... and of course the hours or mins values could be 1 or 2 digits in length. How can I determine (using formula only, not vba) what the values for hours and/or mins are dependent upon what is present?
I'm am trying to restrict the length of data that can be entered into a cell based on a drop down in that row. I have achieved this, but what I need to be able to do is use data validation to restrict the cell length to one of two values - so for example the length can only be 6 OR 9 characters long.
I cant see how to do this. At present the best I can do is rectrict to between 6 and 9 - but this would allow 7 and 8 which is not allowed.
I'm trying to automate a very laborious process where text data is taken from a series of cells in excel 97 and is turned into HTML tables - I've got it all working except for one thing, when I extract the contents of the text the paragraphs are lost and are merged into one long piece of text - obviously I need to insert <br /> characters where the paragraphs are to get this working. how I can extract text from with some kind of marker for the paragraph sections? Or is there a way to insert characters where the excel cell has a paragraph mark (ie a return key has been pressed).
I've scoured the internet for this answer and have not found a formula that works.
I have a list of domain names/URLs in column A of workbook 1:
jhjh.com hajfh.co.nz 18.104.22.168
I have a list of domain name extensions in workbook #2:
.com .co.nz .net
I want to determine if the cells in column A workbook one contain any of the strings in workbook 2 - note that I need to look at the string, not the entire cell in workbook one. If there is a match, true, if not, false for that cell within workbook one.
It's sort of a reverse array lookup with text. It seems that cross workbook and text is what causes the challenge.
I'm putting together a calendar that will have show when people are off on holiday, training, out of the office or ill. But as it will identify people by name I have changed to cell style to reflect just what activity they are doing. As such I want to be able to count over a year just who has done what.
Is there a piece of code that can count based on the text inside a cell and it's style e.g. "20% - Accent1"
I have a column that can have a single name or multiple names typed in each cell. I would like to use a vlookup table to match against the cells values. Exact matches are no problem when it is a single name, but I need a formula that matches up the name, but does not need to match the entire cell text (name1, name2, name3,...) and can count the number of cells that contained this text with in a range. In the example above, I have three names.
If those three names are listed in the vlookup table, I want to count each one so that I can sum up that company 1 appeared x number of times with in the column and is x % of all company names, company 2 appared x number of times and is x% of all companies, and so on. My formula to match exact text values looks like this: =IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(D4,$H$7:$J$48,3,0)),0,VLOOKUP(D4,$H$7:$J$48,3,0)) This works fine if the cell value is simply company 1, etc.