# Remove First X Digits And Last Y Digits From A Cell

Sep 25, 2009
I am editing a wine database which contains a vast amount of data, one column has the wine name and sometimes the vintage year in the begining or at the end of the cell. Sometimes the year is made of 2 digits (03, 05, ..) or 4 digits (1978, 2004, 2005, ...).

Is there a way to remove this vintage year form the string?

to make matters worse, there is often a single quote/apostrophe in front of the vintage year, which is driving me mad as 98% of the time it is one of these hidden ones that cannot be deleted using the find/replace function.

examples are like below:

De Wetshof Finesse/Lesca Cahrdonnay ‘07

De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc ‘07

Lord Neethling Cabernet Franc 2002

Lord Neethling Pinotage ‘01

Bouchard Finlayson Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir ‘07

Jacobsdal Pinotage 1994

Zondernaam Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Tokara Red

1976 St Emilion

03 Tokara rose

Plasir de Merle Cabernet Sauvignon ‘05

DuToitskloof Pinotage/Merlot/Ruby Cabernet

1999 Tradition Juracon 375ml

I have been searching the Internet for the past 2 days without luck on how to delete the end of string vintage year.

I have had some luck with the left side, as in:

=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(LEFT(B2,SEARCH(" ",B2)-1))),B2,MID(B2,SEARCH(" ",B2)+1,LEN(B2)))

As I am not an expert with Excel, I have no idea on how to use VBA (every time I have tried even basic things, I failed) nor even sure how the above funtion works (found it on another site).

I thought I could acheive my goal in two steps, first removing the left side vintage and use this partial result with the RIGHT equivalent funtion, but it simply is not working!

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Sep 25, 2009

I am editing a wine database which contains a vast amount of data, one column has the wine name and sometimes the vintage year in the begining or at the end of the cell.

Sometimes the year is made of 2 digits (03, 05, ..) or 4 digits (1978, 2004, 2005, ...).

Is there a way to remove this vintage year form the string?

to make matters worse, there is often a single quote/apostrophe in front of the vintage year, which is driving me mad as 98% of the time it is one of these hidden ones that cannot be deleted using the find/replace function.

examples are like below:

De Wetshof Finesse/Lesca Cahrdonnay ‘07

De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc ‘07

Lord Neethling Cabernet Franc 2002

Lord Neethling Pinotage ‘01

Bouchard Finlayson Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir ‘07

Jacobsdal Pinotage 1994

Zondernaam Sauvignon Blanc 2007

2003 Tokara Red

1976 St Emilion

03 Tokara rose

Plasir de Merle Cabernet Sauvignon ‘05

I have been searching the Internet for the past 2 days without luck on how to delete the end of string vintage year.

I have had some luck with the left side, as in:

=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(LEFT(B2,SEARCH(" ",B2)-1))),B2,MID(B2,SEARCH(" ",B2)+1,LEN(B2)))

As I am not an expert with Excel, I have no idea on how to use VBA (every time I have tried even basic things, I failed) nor even sure how the above funtion works (found it on another site).

I thought I could acheive my goal in two steps, first removing the left side vintage and use this partial result with the RIGHT equivalent funtion, but it simply is not working!

Does anyone have an idea on how to help with this?

Ideally I would love to cut the vintage year, whether 2 or 4 digit, whether on right or left of cell and paste it in another cell, so to avoid manually doing it.

However, this is surely too complicated to do, so iwould settle with just deleting the vintage year and manually typing the vintage in another cell.

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=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B4,' cmfs01home$peter[tracker data 4-25-14-a.xlsx]ControlSheet'!$B$2:$F$301,4,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(B4,' cmfs01home$peter[tracker data 4-25-14-a.xlsx]ControlSheet'!$B$2:$F$301,4,FALSE)

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1. Remove the first 4 digits from each "Appeal ID"

2. Insert a new column (first column) called "Chapter"

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4. Sort the data alphabetically by Chapter

5. Create seperate Excel files for each Chapter ...

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I barely work with Excel formulas, now I need connect the excel file with my Database table. I need to make the file matches the DB.

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Can someone please suggest a function or formula for this?

Here is an examples of how the text appears in the field. (Note: I only need to cut off the UPC code, I need the measure information to stay).

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I want to insert ONLY the number after the left parentheses and before the slash into sheet 3 same cells and sheet 4 same cells

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='sheet 1'!h14(after (before /)...?

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Sample data before macro

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