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May 14, 2009

I've this question, how do i extract a part of the text using wildcard(example "ID=") in the string in the whole columns and copy to other columns or delete the unwanted.

Below is a example which i create for better understanding.

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Extract From String Using Wildcard

May 14, 2009

how do i extract a part of the text using wildcard(example "ID=") in the string in the whole columns and copy to other columns or delete the unwanted.

Below is a example which i create for better understanding.


I don't know if this break the rules, Please kinda forgive if i do as it quite urgent. I'll delete if it don't comply with the breaks.

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