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Feb 27, 2009

I have a small problem that I may be able to deal with in another way, but if all else fails then I need some assistance.

I have this formula:

But unfortunately there will be a time when cell U1 will have the contents of perhaps 12(1). Is there any way to get the formula to ignore the brackets and the figures in the brackets?

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