# Formula To Pick Out Text In Middle Of String And Return

Jan 20, 2014

I am looking for a formula to remove the text 2.2 from the string Rav4 2.2 D-4d X or 1.33 out of Yaris 1.33 Vvt etc, I have tried using the formula

=IF(P2="","",VLOOKUP("*"&P2&"*",AM\$1:AN\$25,2,1))

But it just keeps returning #N/A. I have all the variables outlined in cells AM\$1:AN\$25 hence the reference. I currently have the formula

=IF(P2="","",VLOOKUP(P2&"*",AK\$1:AL\$25,2,1))

Which is working perfectly @ finding and returning the start of the string but just cannot get the one to find the middle characters.

## 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

## Pull Number From Middle Of Text String

Mar 24, 2009

I would like one formula to remove "5206" from this string. I tried a combination of right/left formulas together, but I could not get it to work.

5032.5206.05816.00040501.0000

## Extract 1st 2 Words & Middle Section From Text String

Jun 18, 2008

I have a text string with 3 data to be extracted and then split throu range, but only specific parts is needed.

string is like that:
Name Surname - Number : ################ - Exp : YYMM - Centre etc etc....

Lets say its allways happens in cell A3, for example:
Adrian Kukuwas - Number : 1235467890123456 - Exp: 1009 - Centre... I would like a macro:

*that runs only if string starts with a letter, then if so
*takes Adrian Kukuwas to cell D3
*takes 1009 (the exp) to B3 and makes it look like 09 10 (or 09_10)
*in A3 leaving only the number 1235467890123456 text formated (sometimes the copy source formats the cell for bad)

## Removing Text From Middle Of Text String?

Jan 31, 2012

I am trying to remove a middle initial from a text string however not all of the cells have middle initials. In column B I would like to return the first and last name. If needed I can have the first name in column B and the last in column C then combine them.

Example
John A Smith John Smith
John Smith John Smith

## Extract Middle Words From Text String With Multiple Dots?

Oct 22, 2012

black.blue.red.yellow.green.white

I'd like to extract just "blue.red.yellow.green" to the following spreadsheet column, keeping the intermediate dots, but getting rid of the first/last words and their succeeding or preceding dots.

I've tried using RIGHT, LEFT, MID formulas unsuccessfully

## Function To Pick Out Percentage From Text String?

Dec 2, 2013

In the attached workbook i need to take out the % numbers from the text to populate the cells.

the Pay % cell is the % before the / and the receive % is after the /.

## If Text Found In String Return String

Jan 31, 2008

Find a short text string in a column of longer text strings and when that short text string is found return the longer text string that matches.

## Pull Data From The Middle Of A String

Jan 13, 2009

I have a spreadsheet of location names that look like this:
UT-04560803-DF3
AZ-57611564-S32
etc...

I'm looking for a way to pull the last four digits out of the middle section of these entries, so that I end up with:
0803
1564
etc...

## Compare Multiple Text Cells To One String Of Text And Return Specified Value

May 12, 2012

I have a dataset of shifts and want to compare each shift that needs to be filled to a list of requests for time off (vacation, etc).

For one cell the code is: =IF(ISERROR(SEARCH(B1, A1), 0,1)

Where A1 is the column of requests in comma delimited forme (ie: "AB,CD,EF").

Where B1 is the column containing the person assigned to shift 1 (ie: "AB")

In this case, would return a "1" as no error was returned, as AB was found in the list. Here "1" would represent a schedule conflict.

Without creating many cells for each shift- there are 20 shifts- can I create an array or string together this type of "SEARCH" function?

## Query Parameters: Editing The Middle Of A String

Jan 3, 2007

My question is in regards to query and setting up parameters. I have the following query (I am using an example for security purposes)

http://examplenet.test.com/aaaa/Search/SearchList.aspx?type=Number&criteria=AA21&mode=New&rfilter=****&afilter=A&exact=False" _

What I am trying to do is have a parameter for the user to change the AA21. For example the user could type AA33 and it would change the code to:

http://examplenet.test.com/aaaa/Search/SearchList.aspx?type=Number&criteria=AA33&mode=New&rfilter=****&afilter=A&exact=False" _

I am familiar with creating parameters and have been able to add things to the end of the string but not in the middle. I have been trying a very long time to figure this out.

## Partial Text Lookup In Text String And Return

Mar 15, 2007

Cell H1 has a variable string of references for eg
"FI570783AQ3516346EQ3516346FXVB123456"

I want to return the reference beginiing with "FXVA" so it would ignore the rest and only return FXVB123456 - this should always be 10 characters.

Just to add another complication to the mix, there may be 2 "FXVA" references in the string and i want to get both (these can be in the same string so FXVB123456FXEL123456 - but this might not happen regularly.

## Return Value Within Text String

Feb 4, 2010

Can you please assist in helping with a formula that will return the value of the characters (no matter the length) between the "."?

123456.B.78.C.321
12345.B.78.C.321

## SQL In VBA - Pick Record With Certain String In It

Dec 4, 2012

I'm trying to use VBA to pick records with a certain string in them using the following:

Code:
"SELECT * FROM tblIncidents WHERE tblIncidents.[Detail] LIKE %" & txtSearch.Value & "%"

But it's not working. It says it has a missing operator...

## If Statement That Return A String Of Text?

Jan 9, 2009

not sure if an "IF" staement is appropriate?

I have 3 columns containing data:

column A has text in it,
example: A2="red", A3="green", A4="blue"

column B has 3 letter month in it and they could have repeats
example: B2="Jan", B3="Feb", B4="Jan"

C2="Jan"

in D2 list anything column A that matches C2
example: D2="red, blue"

## Return Greatest Value In Text String

Jan 8, 2014

Formula that could find the result and return the greatest text value?

I have over a 1000 records broken down by Leaders of which each is roughly 50 records. in those records, answers are either : 4 hours, 8 hours, 24 hours or 48 hours. I need to have a formula return of the 4 choices, which had the greatest value.

## Return A Value If Cell Contains Rather Than = A Text String

Nov 16, 2004

I want a formula or function that will return a count value if a cell contains a string rather than returning a value if the cell equals a value. For example, =COUNTIF(A\$1:A\$19703,F1) returns a value to cells in column G if the value in column F equals any exactly matching value in A. I need a formula that works like the filter option "contains" so that if any cells in col A merely contain a string rather than exactly match or equal a string from column F I can get a count value returned.

## Return Nth Instance Of Text String

Jul 30, 2008

I have the following formula that returns the most frequently occuring string in a range. what I would like to do is return the 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th most common occourance as well. I am not sure if I can do this by adjusting this formula or whether that would be a completely diffent formula or worst case senario it is not possible at all.

=INDEX(B2:B1537,MATCH(MAX(COUNTIF(B2:B1537,B2:B1537)),COUNTIF(B2:B1537,B2:B1537),0))

obviously this is an array.

## Look For Two Values And Return A Text String

Jul 13, 2009

Say I have a table like this:

Value 1---Value 2---Name
1---------1---------Potential client
1---------3---------Loyal client
2---------5---------Happy client

Now I have two separate columns with values for "Value 1" and Value 2". How can I tell Excel to look in the table above and return the name?

## Lookup Text Within String Return Category

Jan 29, 2010

I need to look within column A (which contains text strings), match label in column c (which contains text for label), and return result within column B (titled category label).

Essentially, I want to label my data based upon a specific element found within column A with a label list in column C.

I have attached an excel file that shows the current problem. Nested if(isnumber(search( statements can perform this, but I yield too many arguments error after three labels?

Isn't there a way to do this with Vlookup or Hlookup?

## Return Text String From Character Start And End Point?

Jan 8, 2014

I am trying to return the first occurrence of a variable text string with-in brackets for all data on the spreadsheet using the "RIGHT" excel function, the text to search is in column D.

Example for cells D2 & D3 reads:

D2:Adv Costs (27a) - would return "27a"
D3:Designer Unit (60) (Base) (50abc) - would return "50abc"

## Search For Text Within A String, Lookup And Then Return Item

Sep 30, 2009

I have two sheets, one of which contains film names and the other contains our tag structure for our website (which is a list of tags, their keywords and the primary parent channel they live under).

What I am trying to do is search the film titles and if any of the words match either the tag name or keywords then return the relevant channel.

Example:

Sheet 1 - Films
How To Apply Bridal Makeup
How To Fight A Donkey
How To Write Excel Formulae

Sheet 2 - Tags
Channel / Tag / Keywords
Tech - Microsoft - windows vista xp word excel
Tech - Computers - internet pc
Tech - MP3 Players - iPod Zune

So, for film 3 on Sheet 1 it would recognise the word Excel in the keyword list and return the channel Tech.

## Search Text String And Return Value Based On Multiple Criteria?

Apr 8, 2013

Here is an example of the data I get each day Letter order granting Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC's et al 4/16/12 request to add an alternate water source etc under CP11-72.Letter order granting Cameron LNG, LLC?s 4/5/13 filing of a request to introduce natural gas or process fluids into the BOG Liquefaction Project under CP12-15.Letter order accepting NorthWestern Corporation's 8/7/12 submittal of revisions to its transmission planning process to comply with the Commission's June 8, 2012 Order under ER11-2932.Letter order approving Public Service Company of New Mexico's 12/7/12 filing of a joint Offer of Settlement with Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc under ER11-4534 et al. How can I set up my spreadsheet and what formulas can I use to search and return a value for each text string based on the attached table (column B)?

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## Excel 2010 :: Return Result For Appearance Of Text String In Any Cell In Row?

Jan 30, 2014

I deal with a rather large excel database (the range is A1:AV168266) that contains customer information. Some of these various customers are affiliated with a group called "ascend" and I need to be able to filter all my list by every customer affilliated with Ascend. The trouble is that the word "ascend" can appear in 8 different columns and usually when it appears in one column it doesn't appear in the others and their can also be more text in the cell beyond the word "ascend". I want to create a formula that will simply look for the word "ascend" in any cell of a row and return a result I can filter by. I will be putting the formula in column AW and put it in all 170,000 rows of that column, that way I can just filter by a single column.

I've played around with combining COUNTIF with SEARCH and MATCH with SEARCH but nothing seems to work.

## Pick From List Or Combo Box And Return Definition In Cell To The Right..

Jan 18, 2009

In my attachment, I have a worksheet where I need to pick a rating from a combo box or list (Expert, Leading, Applying, Learning, Under Performing). I will be picking this rating 10 different times on this worksheet and the selections will not be the same in all cases so the definition I need won't always be the same.

I would like to return the definition (definitions are detailed on another worksheet, Data Elements) to the cell to the right.

I've tried IF statements but when I make one selection from the combo box, all the combo boxes select the same thing. I've also tried vlookup but can't figure it out and can't find an explanation in layman's terms.

## Extract Middle Text

Jan 10, 2007

I want to write a macro that is able to copy the 5th position to the 10th position characters from one cell to another. For example, in Cells(B1) contains: Mon Jan 8 09:00:02 2007. Then I want to copy "Jan 8" to Cells(A1). How do I do that? Also, i am not supposed to hardcode the cells. The codes should look something like that

start = InputBox....
end = InputBox...

For i = start To End
Cells(i,"A").Value = (whatever Function To copy 5th To 10th char of Cells(i,"B")).......
Next i

## Cell Reference In Middle Of Text

Jul 10, 2009

I'm trying to create a VB Script for an AS/400 app. It's all written but I'm trying to feed the data for part from an excel file. If B5 was 10 I need the final output in my cell to read:

autECLSession.autECLPS.SendKeys "10"

Here is my current formula ="autECLSession.autECLPS.SendKeys"""""&B5*100&""""""
It's reading as autECLSession.autECLPS.SendKeys""10"" which has two sets of quotes not just one and no space between sendkeys and "10"

## Extract A Number And Name From Middle Of Text

Mar 22, 2007

I have a several hundred rows of data that are telephone line type, number and user name all concatenated. This is the way the data arrives. I need to extract the number and user name into 2 separate columns - I do not need the phone type. Is there a formula that can identify numbers within text. I can't use Text to Columns as the leading telephone line type varies and I don't want to use VBA to do the work. There are at least 10 different line types, example of some:

SPECTRUM TIPT 0740357052 LUNCH ROOM
SPECTRUM ANALOGUE 0744076642 J BROWN
EXCHANGE LINE (PSTN/PSTN) 0742031346 HAYES SUB
FAXSTREAM DUET 0742003232 NORTH SUBSTATION
M/BANK (Spectrum) 0740318578 MB TO 4429
P PHONE (TELSTRA) 0744074159 B WILLIAMS
WITHIN ANALOGUE 0784625967 I MAKIT

the following phones start witn an "N"
PRIVATE LINE (PAPL) N7035896P ROTHMANS SUBSTATION
PRIVATE LINE (VGDL) VOICE LINK N7563069P P BLACK
PRIVATE LINE 2 WIRE PREMIUM (PAPL) N70079 FITZGIBBON G
PRIVATE LINE 4 WIRE PREMIUM (PAPL) N70335 SUBS SSKLB

Can this be done or will I have to resort to code.

## Getting A Date In A Middle Of A Formula

Jan 29, 2008

I'm using this formula to get a date thats on F16 on sheet2, but instead of returning the date, it returns a number.

="• 500 Euros per month, starting the "&Sheet2!F16&", for 6 months."

## Function That Enable To Extract Text In The Middle Of Cell

Feb 25, 2014

I need to extract text from the middle of a cell. I know you can use the MID function but with the complete function as i need to extract text string from Name to the end of their full name (I have highlighted below in bold). Of course their full name will change in each row.

Example text in cell B2: ID: 197993043 Name: Ben Fred Company: ID: 197992821 Name: Hello World!

A2 cell: =MID(B2,15,??????