Extract Multiple Pieces Of Text Between Two Strings

Feb 11, 2014

In column E of row 1 I have one column with a long line of text containing information in that should be separated into cells for the following fields:

Year, make, model, drive, part, name, phone, text, email, location, notes, stream, date/time, disclaimer

Here is an example of the text in column E:

Year: 2001 Make: Nasa Model: big spaceship Drive:
Automatic 2 Wheel Drive Spaceship:
4 12.7 Liter ----------------------------- Part: Hood -----------------------------

[Code] .........

The data in each field can be different lengths, and I would like to take pieces of text out of Column E, and put it in other columns in the row.

Each field has its own column, and I would like to copy the data for that field from the column containing all data to its respective column.

=MID(E1,SEARCH("Year:",E1)+5,SEARCH("Make:",E1)-SEARCH("object",E1)+5)

The formula above was inspired by an "extract text between two strings" post, but will not work.

I tried to make a formula that would extract everything between the strings "Notes:" and "Team Stream:" or for example, so I could get the result "Thank you for using our excel forum! thesmartestpeopleever.com" or "Year" and "Make" so I could get the result "2001" if using the example above. I was not able to do it.

I have attached a sample photo and an excel file.

How do I separate/extract each columns data to the appropriate column?

Attached Image : excel string pic.jpg‎

Attached File : excel string formula conundrum.xlsx‎

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