# Excel 2003 :: Extracting Text From Text String?

Sep 17, 2013

Date: 17/09/2013 KO: 19:45 Ref: B Malone Att: 7,574 extraction of text from the above text string which is say in A1. What l need is for Date to go in A2, KO in B2, Ref in C2, & Att in D2. I'm using Excel 2003

## Excel 2003 :: Text String To Rows?

Jul 31, 2013

I am running MS Excel 2003.

A user inputs a string of letters/symbols all meaning different things. These would typically for my case be L, R, +, -, F. These items correspond to certain behaviors. Essentially I'm working on a L-System solver for those of you who are well versed in math. For those of you who aren't, I'll explain a bit.

An L-system starts with a string, for example:

LFL+F+LFL

and then has one or more generators:

L:-RF+LFL+FR-
R:+LF-RFR-FL+

then at each iteration of the system, every L and R in the previous iteration gets replaced with that string. The +/- are incremental angles.

I need to be able to take each iteration and convert it into a series of rows with one character in each row. I need it to do this automatically, and automatically adjust to the proper length of rows (these strings can get thousands of characters long because each iteration of the system converts the Ls and Rs into longer strings containing more of all of those letters.) Once each of those rows are constructed, I need it to run some mathematical operations on each of these rows automatically.

For example, for each + or -, the value in an angle column should change by an increment given elsewhere in the sheet. For each F, the x and y coordinates should change from the previous iteration based on the angle (just a basic d+dcos(ang) or d+dsin(ang) where d is a distance multiplied by a scaling factor).

I have no experience with Macros or any type of scripting, so if I can keep this in an Excel formula, that would be ideal. I know a minimal amount of C++ and Python, but that's the extent of my programming knowledge.

## Extracting Phone Numbers From Text String Variation In Preceding Text

Mar 29, 2013

I'm pulling phone numbers out of text strings. There is text string ("Office:") indicating that the number following is an office number (the number that I need). MID and FIND take care of this. There are sometimes two instances of office numbers in single text string, so adding a second column using the third argument of FIND lets me start another search past the first instance of an office number. We have a bunch of office numbers with the qualifier "(Text)" after the original "Office" but before the phone number. How do I catch these ones?

## Extracting Text From Text String

Mar 17, 2008

I have a meeting name in column A that also includes a meeting #. The meeting number is always enclosed in parentheses and is at the end of the meeting name. There could also be information enclosed in parenthesis in name. I want to extract just the meeting # from the name. Also, the length of the meeting number could change. Here is an example of a 3 meeting names:

Example 1: March Madness (FY2008) Boston (8765) I would want just 8765 to be extracted
Example 2: Year End Planning Audit (11567) I would want just 11567 to be extracted

How can I extract just that the meeting number from these meeting names.

## Extracting The Last Name Of A String Of Text

May 15, 2009

I have a column of names, I need to extract the last word

Simon Greaves
Martin John Mackay
Miss E Hoddle
Bob W Blanchflower
Sarah White
D Gascoigne
H G Gomes

Greaves
Mackay
Hoddle
Blanchflower
White
Gascoigne
Gomes

## Extracting Text From String Vba

May 11, 2007

I need to extract the text from a string that is always less the last three digits. For example if A1 is abcdefg I always have to take off "efg" and extract the rest of it to the left but the length of the string can vary. I can be dirty and record a macro where I find the length, subtract 3 and then using the LEFT worksheet function can get my result, but when I come to try to convert that to VBA. What is the VBA equivalent of LEFT worksheet function and how would I go about using LEN in conjuntion with subtracting 3 from it?

## Extracting Dates From Text String?

Aug 20, 2014

If I have a cell that contains a sentence and part of a date, for example "delivery due 01/09", I would like a formula that reads that cell, identifies the 01/09 bit and returns 01/09/2014.

The only trouble is that the date would always be variable, so it's more a case of "delivery due #/#"... if that's even possible.

## Extracting Data From A Text String

Sep 8, 2009

I have a few hundred rows of text in the fomat below: 1.23456 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. The “x’s” represent text which is unique to each row. what the formula I need to extract the number (1.23456) at the start of the string? To complicate things the number may be reported to any number of decimal places, so the formula needs to be able to extract the first block of digits at the start of each row and report it as a number that can be used in calculations.

## Extracting A Date From A Text String

Sep 22, 2009

I have a column of data in the following format:

261D 31/12/2008

There is also a single space after the end of the date.

Can someone please show me a formula to extract the date from each cell in the column? This is slightly complicated by the fact that the number of days (“D”) could consist of 1, 2, 3 or 4 characters, and the date could also be of variable length (e.g. 1/1/2008 vs 31/05/2008)

## Extracting Word From Text String

Sep 11, 2013

I have random text strings which I need to extract the last part from in Excel.

The text string will be made up of code, but the word I need is always to the right of a prefix />

So for instance in A1 I have 76ruihfo:;.>6">/apple

I would want to extract "apple" from the string above into B1.

## Extracting Integers From A Text String

Sep 28, 2005

is it possilble to extract integers from a text string within a cell?

Eg.
Cell A1 - "ABC 123"
I want to extract the "123" from cell A1.

I have many text strings from which I need to extract the integers from.
The trouble is that each text string does not follow a consistent order, so I
cannot use text functions such as LEFT, MID or RIGHT to extract what i need.

## Extracting Values From An Text String (URL)

Oct 14, 2008

I was given a worksheet that contains a column (A) containing about 5,000 URLs (A1 to ~A5000). Each URL string includes three parameters that I want to capture the values.

For example =

[url]

The prameters are known but the values are random up to 256 characters.

I am trying to pull each of the values into a column for sortability and have been mildly successful using MID and FIND but no joy.

## Extracting Text Before And After Numeric String

Jul 31, 2009

I'm trying to extract alphanumeric data before and after a numeric string. The numeric string is in the middle of a URL, which is a varying distance from the start and end.

Here's a sample of my data:

URL Page ID Headline Section quiz.impression-http://www.stuff.co.nz/2677193 2677193

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/267779...flying-JetStar 2677794 Why-I-hated-flying-JetStar travel http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/di...eo-a-smash-hit 1675213 Wedding-dance-video-a-smash-hit technology/digital-living http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crim...ce-in-Auckland 2678248 Man-shot-by-police-in-Auckland national/crime http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/s...it-for-Blackie 3674350 NZRU-set-to-bend-it-for-Blackie sport/rugby/super-14

I start with just column A and generate the other three from that.

I'm using some excellent code from a Mr Excel guru (thanks again Peter) to extract the 8-digit numeric string in column B, I just need C (after) and D (before).

That macro is:
Dim Bits
Dim c As Range
Dim i As Long

For Each c In Range("A4", Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))....................

## Extracting Both Numbers And Text From A String

Jun 21, 2007

I have a woorkbook where I have a cell that has the following apperance:

12345678-ABCDEFG

The numbers can vary in length and as well as the text. What I am trying to do is to split this cell into to columns. Column 1 shows the account number, Column 2 should show the Text and the "-" sign should not be in any of the columns ie it should look something like this

Column1 Column2
12345678 ABCDEFG

I have found a useful function for the first part thanx to Mikerickson
URL:Extract Numerical Data

Function midNumber(inputStr As String) As Double
Dim i As Long
For i = 1 To Len(inputStr)
midNumber = CDbl(Val(Mid(inputStr, i)))
If midNumber <> 0 Then Exit Function
Next i
End Function

But how do i seperate the text and how do Crete a macro that would loop through some 2000 rows and create a column A and B from Column A?

## Excel 2003 :: Take Specific Text From Cell And Copy It In New One (Text And / Or Words Position Varies)

Jan 17, 2013

I'm having a 6000+ records, (contacts DB) exported in Excel 2003 format from MS Outlook.

Except the "First" and "LastName", all other contact elements are in the field "Notes" (which is the BZ column according to the exported outlook layout) multiplied by 6469 (records in total)

Useful information are included !!!

I'll give an example of a record...

Column: BZ, Row: 543 says --> "2110000000-6989000000, 1TOK_TER:17-11-010(25 DAYS LESS),
KATERINA 25 (MANTAS KALNNNNN_HYPERTENSION)1000-150, W:95_105, , HR THE 16wks_US NEFRON OK,
NT OK_B EPIP OK(GOLF BALL)_KAMPILI ORIAKI(DIAITA)_DOPPLER OK, O+,TEST OK(TOX_), , , , , , "

Now, I want every time to take the part of the text says "TER:something..." (part of which is date, but not every time with the known format dd-mm-yyyy, as you see here is yyy, followed by something else, with parenthesis here and maybe more data) and copy it in a new cell..., e.g:CO Column, same Row...

Above and every field which by the way is formatted as General (and it is text mainly) are made by merging older excel fields where data laid here and there, that's why you see the commas...with the method of a module with the following code:

Function MyMerge(Rng As Range)
For Each Cell In Rng
Temp = Temp & Cell.Value & ", "
Next Cell
Temp = Mid(Temp, 1, Len(Temp) - 2)
MyMerge = Temp
End Function

Note1:Records with the above string (TER:dd-mm-yyy) are 771 from 6469.
Note2: As an alternative solution I can see an extraction of the TER:dd-mm-yyy string and the copy in a new place, like the:CO Column, same Row...

## Extracting Data Between 2 Characters In A Text String

Dec 14, 2013

I have the data string below:

Career:25: 1-0-2 \$13,765

I would like to extract the 1 between the : and - and as a seperate extraction would like te 2 between the - and the \$ I have tried a few things but end up with the - as the length of the data changes

## Extracting Phone Number Out Of String Of Text?

Apr 30, 2013

Is there a way to extract a phone number out of a string of text. The phone number will always be expressed the same way (eight digits seperated by a space half way through) - 9999 9999. But the text before and after the number is random. Is there a macro to do this on a large scale? The method needs to be applied to hundreds of these strings, each on a new line.

An example of the string of text with the phone number underlined:

Alesdro 0 63PnantCey4281 5919 Aledio daSisaon' Brglry

## Extracting Number From Inconsistent Text String

Jul 4, 2014

I have an excel stock price template, where I need the current price to calculate the mid point if the chart.

This is the text I get from the webquery

Underlying stock: SBIN 2699.00 as on Jul 04, 2014 15:30:36 IST

I need a formula to extract the stock price '2699.00' only from this text.

The problems are sometimes its may change to underlying "stock" to "index", SBIN to RELIANCE or TATASTEEL, and the price some times two digit say 16, some times 6 letters say 150.05, or 8 digits say 15160.00

Formula, the text in B1 and need the price at A100.

## Extracting Text String Values From A Cell?

Jul 8, 2014

I am trying to transfer data from some appointment based software into a spreadsheet .
the data comes out as one row For example ,the following is the contents of cell A1: 06/06/2014 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Patient: John Smith

What I would like to do is extract one column with the date ,one column with the patient forename and one with the patient surname.

I have tried various combinations of =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(".",A1)) etc etc but cannot extract the data I need

## Extracting Text From A String With Variable Length

Jan 13, 2009

Hey I got a long String like this "[...] increase of x.xx% [...]".

I am trying to extract only the percentage number which can be of variable length, so maybe 900.99% or 9.99%.

I tried this formula:
=MID(G14,SEARCH("%",G14)-5,5)
but this one doesnt bring the right results as the percentage figure is often not exactly 5 characters long.

## Extracting Number Of Seconds From Variable Text String?

Oct 2, 2011

I have a column of cells, each with a with text string that has three possible formats where I want to extract the total number of seconds.

The three formats are:

nnn hrs nn min nn sec (example: 1 hrs 42 min 58 sec)
or
nn min nn sec (example: 55 min 1 sec)
or
nn sec (example: 10 sec)

The result I want is a numeric value of the total number of seconds in the text string.

For example a text string of: 1 hrs 42 min 58 sec

Should give the result: (1 x 3600) + (42 x 60) + 58 = 6,178

## Searching For And Extracting Dollar Amount From Text String

May 8, 2014

I have about 2000 rows of text. Each row is a short write up about prospective new business. There is a reference to a projected dollar amount Within 'MOST' of the write-ups. In order to generate a report about the potential dollars being projected, I need to find an easy way to extract the dollar amount from the text.

In most cases, the projected dollar amounts are preceded by "FY2014" then a "\$". However, there are a handful of cases where there is no FY2014, but some variation of the year indicator. Most of the dollar amount entries are written is short text - FY2014 - \$5k, 2014 \$15k. While some others are written out - FY2014 - \$ - \$20,000. In still other cases, within the writeup reference is made to the amount of product projected to be shipped by using the dollar symbols. For example - Estimated ship totals \$\$ for FY2014 = \$5k. I've tried writing some formulas, but as in the last example - the first dollar signs are recognized rather than the dollar sign immediately before the value.

Sample data -
Estimated ship totals \$\$ for FY2014 = \$5K New Customer Prospect 4/9/2012 Customer has still not decided if he

2014 \$15K Funco 4/7/14 working on the program for the demo ...

Over 130 samples tested with about 90% accuracy. FY2014 Ship \$\$ = \$20,000 at least. Setter Line has 7 plants ...

## Extracting Specific Information From Text String To Conform To Format To Upload Into QB

Mar 21, 2014

I have a string of information in an Excel download from PayPal that I need to upload into QB; but, the information needs to be in a different format. The string from the download is:

Property Address - 1116 South PaxonBorrower " Testa and Son Contractors,LLCLoan # - 1402088Acct Executive " Brandon Tully

But, I need it to be:

1402040;TPAPR;141 North Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07017;Leslie P Carter

Is there a formula that I can use to extract specific information from the original string into columns so I can then concatenate the columns into the information I need to upload? Or is there a better way to do this? The Property Address and Borrower Name are not static sizes so I can't use a formula that counts spaces.

## Excel 2011 :: Find Multiple Text Strings In Another Text String

Mar 8, 2013

How do I use an Excel formula to find which (if any) multiple sets, each of up to 50 words, exist in a series of rows of a spreadsheet - if set A has one or more words found in a searched cell.

A positive result will return a specific value in the designated result cell. If none of the words in Set A is found in the searched cell, the formulae will repeat the test for the words in Set B, and so on.

After all 50 sets of words have been tested, the formula will move to the next cell in the searched column.

New words will be added to the sets of words continually as required.

Multiple words within sets are included in double quotes. Within each set of words there will be some n-tuples of words (i.e. 24 adjacent words) that contain one or more of the words in the set, but for which the formula will be required to return a negative result. Example: Set A = word 1, word2, word 3, "word1 word2 word3". (The words within a set could also be each entered in separate columns, as opposed to all included in a single cell.) The single column of text to be searched is about 10,000 rows.

I am wanting to use the above in a spreadsheet that contains data downloaded from a series of bank accounts to automatically allocate items of expenditure to one of 20 or so different categories of expenditure.

The formula will search the description field to find words that are used in the in the downloaded files from the various accounts to describe each transaction.

If a word describing travel expenditure (e.g. hotel, "holiday inn" but not "holiday travel") is found in the description of an expenditure item - the item cost will be allocated to the TRAVEL EXPENDITURE column, which is one of 20 or so different categories of expenditure.

Happy to consider a different solution if the task can be done better a different way.

Tried using a combination of INDEX/SEARCH/IF in Excel, but was not able to get a correct result. PS I am using Excel 2011 for Mac - which does not allow macros, so the solution needs to be entirely formula based.

## Excel 2003 :: How To Count Cells With Instances Text Not Instances Of Text

Aug 17, 2012

I'm using WinXP with Excel 2003 - I have a column of highway sign description data (16k+ rows).

Example:

Curve Arrow Right
Curve Arrow Left
Turn Arrow
Reversing Curve Arrow Right
Winding Road Arrow(plus many more unique entries)

I'm using SUM and COUNTIF to total the number of times "Curve", "Reversing", "Turn" and "Winding" appear in the column.

My formula is:
Code: =SUM(COUNTIF(\$F11:\$F16196,{"*CURVE*","*REVERSING*","*TURN*","*WINDING*"}))

Which works great EXCEPT what I really want is the number of cells with any of those key words, not the total count of those words. The example above should be 5, but since row four contains more that 1 of the key words I'm getting 6.

## Extracting Numbers From Text Using Macro Or Excel Functions

Dec 10, 2012

I am trying to extract values from a text. I used macro to solve the problem. I was able to extract the numbers however i am trying not to extract all of the numbers in text. For example as you can see below, i am trying to get only 22.99 The only unique thing here can be \$ sign i believe. I need to put a criteria that selects the number right after \$ sign and extracts 5-6 decimals after that.

**work lamp/desk light led;orion8879 final price: \$22.99 (store)**
this is the text in a cell and i only need 22.99 not 8879)

## Excel 2010 :: Extracting And Manipulating Text From Cells

Sep 16, 2013

This could be a bit complicated, but hopefully also useful for others. We have the following sample of 10 cells from a large file with similar data:

N: 1; B: 162; M: 278, 278; T: 24; A: 103, 105; I: 393; á¸¤: 7240, 7390, 7465, 7546, 7617, 7756, 27399, 8380, 8741, 8894, 8985, 9559, 9671, 9741, 10119, 10211; W: 40; D: 766.
N: 2; B: 246, 889, 1136; M: 255, 255; A: 55; I: 286; á¸¤: 22731, 22802, 22857, 22906, 22948; D: 685.

[Code]...

We want to extract the same letters with its numbers and put the same letters with numbers in one column and do this for all letters, but - this is important - while keeping them in their original row. The purpose of this is addition of data and easy rearrangement of the letter plus numbers order, e.g., to: B M N A T I W D á¸¤. As you can see not all the rows have all letters, nor are the seizes the same. There are thousands of such cells. Some parts are partly in bold, we want to maintain that layout after sorting. Such a thing should be easy for computers, but how could this extraction and manipulation be done (I have Excel 2010)?

P.S. There are two spaces after every ; that were eaten up here.

## Excel 2011 :: Extracting Data That Is Text Based (Mac)

Jul 26, 2014

I have a workbook with 2 sheets.

Sheet 1 will act as a summary for sheet 2, showing only the last 5 entries from sheet 2.

Sheet 2 is based on football results of a season which will have a total of 34 league games plus cup games.

Sheet 2 has 4 columns:

Game Number Home Team Result Away Team
1 United 2-0 City
2 Sportive 4-2 Uniao
3 Real 1-0 Ateltico
4 Villa 1-3 City
5 United 2-1 Real
6 Atletico 0-0 Villa

So sheet 1 will show the last 5 results as the season progress's and new data is added.

I have been able to extract column 'GAME NUMBER' using the following formula:

=INDEX('Back end 1'!A:A,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,'Back end 1'!A:A)-ROWS('Back end 1'!A2:A\$6)+1)

I am struggling to find a way to pull the last 5 data that is text based.

I am using Excel Mac 2011.

## Excel 2007 :: Extracting And Adding Values From Within Text Strings?

Jun 2, 2013

I am trying to extract values from a text string and add them up in Excel 2007. So far i have been successful in extracting the value out of the text string like this - =MID(I6,AD6,3) where AD6 holds the position number in the text string to start from. So it's working OK for one row but i need to do the same thing on multiple rows where the text string can be in different columns and I'd like it to automatically pick up the non-blank cell.

each row only has one column with text in it and the value i need to extract is always after "\$". this is a working spreadsheet so the text string could move from column to column over time and I'd like my formula to be able to detect which column to read from. I then need to add up all the values from each row.

## Excel 2003 :: Save File As Text?

Jan 24, 2012

I am trrying to save an Excel 2003 file as text. This is how the cells appear in Excel.

:20:CBR:32A:040112GBP4000,00:50a:/To Be Pre-Populated:57a://SC112233:59:/93442134:70:

Each is fine except
:32A:040112GBP4000,00
which appears as
":32A:040112GBP4000,00"

These speech marks are not wanted but I can't find a save format that does not insert them.