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Как удалить первые, последние символы X или определенные символы позиции из текста в Excel?

Для большинства пользователей Excel иногда необходимо удалить первые n символов из начала текстовых строк или удалить последние x символов из конца текстовых строк, как показано ниже. В этой статье я расскажу о некоторых полезных приемах для быстрого и простого решения этой задачи в Excel.
 

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Метод 1. Удалите первые или последние x символов из текстовых строк с формулами

 Удалите первые x символов из начала текстовых строк:

В Excel вы можете использовать функции ВПРАВО и ВЛЕВО, чтобы удалить определенное количество символов из начала или конца строки, сделайте следующее:

1. Введите или скопируйте следующую формулу в пустую ячейку C4, куда вы хотите поместить результат:

= ВПРАВО (A4, LEN (A4)-2)

и нажмите Enter ключ, чтобы получить первый результат. Смотрите скриншот:

документ удалить первые x символов 2

Внимание: В приведенной выше формуле:

  • A4 это значение ячейки, из которой вы хотите удалить символы;
  • Номер 2 означает количество символов, которое вы хотите удалить из начала текстовой строки.

2. Затем выберите ячейку C4 и перетащите маркер заполнения вниз к ячейкам, в которых вы хотите применить эту формулу, и все первые 2 символа были удалены из текстовых строк, см. Снимок экрана:

документ удалить первые x символов 3


 Удалите последние x символов из конца текстовых строк:

Если вам нужно удалить последние несколько символов, вы можете использовать функцию ВЛЕВО, как и функцию ВПРАВО.

Введите или скопируйте эту формулу в пустую ячейку:

= ВЛЕВО (A4, LEN (A4)-9)

а затем перетащите дескриптор заполнения вниз к ячейкам, к которым вы хотите применить эту формулу, и последние 9 символов были удалены из текстовых строк сразу, см. снимок экрана:

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Внимание: В приведенной выше формуле:

  • A4 это значение ячейки, из которой вы хотите удалить символы;
  • Номер 9 означает количество символов, которое вы хотите удалить из конца текстовой строки.

Метод 2: удалить первые или последние x символов из текстовых строк с помощью функции, определяемой пользователем

Вот функция, определяемая пользователем, которая также может помочь вам удалить первые или последние n символов из текстовых строк, сделайте следующее:

 Удалите первые x символов из начала текстовых строк:

1. Удерживайте Alt + F11 , чтобы открыть Microsoft Visual Basic для приложений окно.

2. Нажмите Вставить > Модульи вставьте следующий код в окно модуля.

Public Function removeFirstx(rng As String, cnt As Long)
removeFirstx = Right(rng, Len(rng) - cnt)
End Function

3. Затем вернитесь к рабочему листу и введите эту формулу: = removefirstx (A4,2) в пустую ячейку, а затем перетащите дескриптор заполнения вниз, чтобы получить нужные результаты, см. снимок экрана:

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Внимание: В приведенной выше формуле:

  • A4 это ячейка, из которой вы хотите удалить символы;
  • Номер 2 указывает количество символов, которые вы хотите удалить из начала текстовой строки.

 Удалите последние x символов из конца текстовых строк:

Чтобы удалить последние n символов из текстовых строк, примените следующую функцию, определяемую пользователем:

Public Function removeLastx(rng As String, cnt As Long)
removeLastx = Left(rng, Len(rng) - cnt)
End Function

А затем примените эту формулу: = removelastx (A4,9) чтобы получить нужный результат, см. снимок экрана:

документ удалить первые x символов 6

Внимание: В приведенной выше формуле:

  • A4 это ячейка, из которой вы хотите удалить символы;
  • Номер 9 указывает количество символов, которые вы хотите удалить из конца текстовой строки.

Метод 3: удалить первые, последние x символов или определенные символы позиции без формул

Использование функций Excel для удаления определенных символов не так прямо, как есть. Достаточно взглянуть на способ, предусмотренный в этом методе, то есть не более двух-трех щелчков мышью. С Удалить по позиции утилита сторонней надстройки Kutools for Excel, вы можете легко удалить первый, последний или определенные символы из текстовой строки. Нажмите, чтобы загрузить Kutools for Excel! См. Демонстрацию ниже:

После установки Kutools for Excel, пожалуйста, подайте заявку Удалить по позиции в соответствии с этими шагами:

1. Выберите диапазон, в котором вы хотите удалить определенные символы. Затем нажмите Kutools > Текст > Удалить по позиции. Смотрите скриншот:

2. Во всплывающем окне укажите следующие операции Удалить по позиции диалоговое окно.

  • (1.) Укажите количество удаляемых символов.
  • (2.) Выберите Слева вариант под Позиция раздел для удаления первых n символов, см. снимок экрана:

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Советы: Освободи Себя Удалить по позиции Утилита также может помочь вам удалить последние n символов или определенные символы из определенной позиции.

Метод 4: удалите первые x и последние символы x из текстовых строк с помощью формулы

Иногда вам нужно удалить символы из текстовых строк с обеих сторон, например, вам нужно удалить первые 2 символа и последние 9 символов одновременно. Здесь функция MID может оказать вам услугу.

1. Введите или скопируйте эту формулу в пустую ячейку:

= MID (A4,3, LEN (A4)-11)

и нажмите Enter ключ, чтобы получить первый результат. Смотрите скриншот:

документ удалить первые x символов 11

Внимание: В приведенной выше формуле:

  • A4 это значение ячейки, из которой вы хотите удалить символы;
  • Номер 3 на единицу больше, чем количество символов, которое вы хотите удалить с левой стороны;
  • Номер 11 это общее количество символов, которые вы хотите удалить.

2. Затем выберите ячейку C4 и перетащите дескриптор заполнения вниз к ячейкам, где вы хотите применить эту формулу, и все первые 2 и последние 9 символов были немедленно удалены из текстовых строк, см. Снимок экрана:

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    wallstas · 2 months ago
    How can I get this number reduced using formulas to make 3604000000157477 to be 3604157477 first 4 to the front and last 6 digits.
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    juan vega · 5 months ago
    Tengo una ruta en una columna ejm C:\Users\jaja\Downloads\aa.txt. Necesito eliminar todos los carácteres que están después del último slash
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    internet9135@gmail.com · 2 years ago
    Hi I have a data with names and surnames of some people, i want to separate surname in coloumn and name in another coloumn, surnames are not same like michel, john, daniel, williams like please help me to separate surname by using formula, I have lot of data
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      skyyang · 2 years ago
      Hi, Giridhar,
      Maybe the below article can solve your problem, please try, thank you!
      https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/829-excel-split-first-last-name.html
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    Jakub · 2 years ago
    If number or character differ you can use example below (I needed to remove the last character):
    =PART(A1;1;(LENGTH(A1)-1))
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    NABEEL · 2 years ago
    I WANT TO TRIM TEXT LENGTH, FOR EXAMPLE I HAVE SOME ADDRESS THAT LENGTH SOME COLUM 10 CHARECTOR AND SOME COLUM 20 CHARECTOR SOME 15 CHARECTOR IN THIS CASE I WANT TO TRIM WHICH COLUM TEXT MORE THAN 15 I WANT TO TRIM THAT COLUM TEXT TO 15 CHARECTOR, DONT TRIM OTHER COLUM TEXTS


    ANYBODY HELP ME
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      Velks · 2 years ago
      Use "text to column"
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    dezignextllc@gmail.com · 2 years ago
    Very helpful tip. Something we use a lot in our environment.
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    Serkan · 2 years ago
    I gave function error when I apply formula to cell. After 2 hours I try it again by using (;) instead of (,) and result positive. As result of;
    =removelastx(E4,3) (not working)
    =removelastx(E4;3) (working)
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    Sameer · 3 years ago
    How to remove the first character from a cell but not in every cell in that column? Thanks!
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    Randy Ralston · 3 years ago
    This helped to get the result from an entry but I am unable to LOOKUP the new value.
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    Mohammad Barzakh · 3 years ago
    This really helps me a lot in my daily working.

    Thanks
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    siena · 3 years ago
    Hi,
    I have the formula that gives me the #value error that I don't seem to be able to figure out how to fix it.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Jesus · 3 years ago
    How can I type the command to cut text from the left and the right?
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    wingstana@gmail.com · 3 years ago
    I can't make this formula work, I type : =LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-4) and it gives error everytime.
    My A1 column has the following data: ELDB-AK-S-42228-001


    Why isn't this working?
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    Myke · 3 years ago
    i have a list of sizes that have numbers and names, words,etc. i want to remove all letters in the entire column leaving only the numbers. how do i remove all letter which come in hundreds of different variations and lengths?
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    Muhammad Awais Youna · 4 years ago
    Helpful, thanks
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    Jeremy · 4 years ago
    Hi there everyone,
    I am trying to remove an initial in a field that includes a persons name. An example is

    Taylor Jeremy D In this example I am trying to remove the D and just leave surname and first name there.

    The problem is that I have a heap of data which is inconsistently entered meaning that some of the fields have an initial (like that above) and some just say a name like Taylor Jeremy (without an initial).



    Any ideas so that I can have a consistent data set and one that excludes the initial?
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      garza01 · 3 years ago
      Try this, it solves exactly the way you want it.


      =IF((IFERROR((FIND(" ",A1,((FIND(" ",A1,1))+1)))/(FIND(" ",A1,((FIND(" ",A1,1))+1))),0))=1,LEFT(A1,((FIND(" ",A1,((FIND(" ",A1,1))+1)))-1)),A1)



      A1 is Taylor Jeremy D or without the D, as you wish
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        Lourdes · 3 months ago
        Absolutely a genius! THANKS A LOT! garza01
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      Jorge · 3 years ago
      Just for lettiing you know that I solved your problem, I hope im not too late.

      =SI((SIERREUR((TROUVE(" ";R9;((TROUVE(" ";R9;1))+1)))/(TROUVE(" ";R9;((TROUVE(" ";R9;1))+1)));0))=1;GAUCHE(R9;((TROUVE(" ";R9;((TROUVE(" ";R9;1))+1)))-1));R9)



      Cell R9 is your Taylor Jeremy D, try it with and without the D and you'll see it works fine
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      Sigma · 3 years ago
      If the text name (Taylor Jeremy D) located in A1, you can use below function to acheive the result (remove the last name):
      =LEFT(A1,FIND(" ",A1,1))&LEFT(RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-A2),FIND(" ",RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-A2))-1)
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        Alex B. · 3 years ago
        Can also be accomplished with the below string, which is simpler and doesn't require formulas in multiple cells. Following same assumption that data is in A1 and the initial is always 1 character. TRIM function added within the LEN function in case there are unseen trailing spaces in the data. TRIM function added at the beginning of the formula will delete any residual spacing after the LEFT function is executed.

        =TRIM(LEFT(A1,LEN(TRIM(A1))-1))

        Or if you don't like the leading TRIM function you can subtract 2 characters from the LEN function instead of just the one. I prefer TRIM route in case there are more than 1 spaces in between the name and middle initial - have to account for inconsistent data entry.

        =LEFT(A1,LEN(TRIM(A1))-2)
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    pejot · 4 years ago
    Hi there,
    im looking for a solution. Problem is that i have two colums of data where 1st column contain some text that part of is invalid and need to be removed, 2nd column contain invalid text string.


    Let's say cell A1 contain text string "ABCDEF"

    Cell A2 contain invalid part of the string, for example "CD"


    After removing invalid text string, cell A1 will look like this: "ABEF".

    How to do that? Thanks in advance!
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      Gaurav · 4 years ago
      Hey you can do this with a combination of functions:


      =CONCATENATE(LEFT(Y4;FIND("c";Y4)-1);RIGHT(Y4;LEN(Y4)-FIND("c";Y4)-1))



      Concatenate brings the two strings together, because you want to take a left side of the string and combine it with a right side of the string eliminating the middle values.
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    G · 4 years ago
    remove all but the characters after a certain character. =RIGHT(G2,LEN(G2)-FIND("[",G2,4)). I was doing this for states so I had to convert the state into a unique character to reduce it down to 1 character rather then " NM ".
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    Tumisang · 4 years ago
    Good day



    Kindly assist in removing the letters which appear like that on numbers using excel







    26772309814Trudie



    Regards
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      Biswanath · 3 years ago
      Use the formula =RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-11)
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    chandran k · 4 years ago
    Hai

    Ex : AS SPLSH (CW) 100ml (112)

    hove to remove last (sum numbers)
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    Manohar Adsule · 4 years ago
    Worked for me. Thanks
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    Mohamed · 4 years ago
    [b]very nice tip[/b]
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    thilip · 4 years ago
    Please tell me how to get particular data in a cell
    Example
    Column A
    Ip-bs-bedroom
    Gh-ff-kitchen
    Ip-gh-main door
    .
    .
    Now I want in column B has only location ,that's bedroom, kitchen so I want to remove other except location
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      Pratik · 4 years ago
      You can use Find and Replace (Ctr + H). Find what: "*-" and Replace with: keep this field blank. Then click replace.
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    Manish Gupta · 4 years ago
    Dear Member,
    How do we find
    Data Required
    201 205
    2102 2105
    203 205
    2015 2015
    207 210
    2147 2150
    1000 1000
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    HELPY · 4 years ago
    Hi I want to remove everything after the first dash(-) and keep only the letters.
    How do I do that?
    example 123-ABC-BDER-AKD
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      baba · 3 years ago
      try =RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-4) assuming characters before the first (-) are 3 digits long
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    Praveen Issac Shaji · 4 years ago
    Hi,

    I need support from Kutools team as i believe only you guys can help me. I have purchased a kutools license and couldn't find this feature in it.

    I would like to password protect/unprotect a 'sheet1' of 300 workbooks in one folder.
    For example: Only certain cells are editable in the password protected sheet1. You need to unprotect it with a password to edit all the cells.

    Scenario : When I open a workbook sheet1 opens and only certain cells are editable.(This is for on fields workers)
    For office purpose all the cells have to be editable and this is protected with a password which on field workers don't know.

    After some editing we have to protect back the sheet and save it.
    This happens for 300 workbooks' sheet1.
    So everytime

    [b]Opening workbook -> Review->Unprotect Sheet->Enter Password.[/b]
    After Changes
    [b]Review->Protect sheet->Enter Password->Save
    [/b]

    Can we do the above steps for a folder of workbooks using a VBA or any such help would be much appreciated.
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    Saif · 4 years ago
    I have data on browsers used by users where in I need to separate version type and names.
    Formula used by me is =LEFT(F7(MIN(FIND({0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9},F7&"0123456789")))-1). But its not working for all inputs. Data available is List of browser versions. Output needed is Group the browser versions. For example, Google Chrome 9.0, Google Chrome 9.1 and Google Chrome 9.3 should be grouped under “Google Chrome”. Version => Type: Google Chrome 9.1 => Google Chrome. Google Chrome 9.0 => Google Chrome. Google Chrome 8.0 => Google Chrome. Google Chrome 7.0 => Google Chrome. Google Chrome 6.0 => Google Chrome. Conditions are: Do not pivot the table. Need two columns – Version and Type. You can split the column but the catch is, few versions have numbers in the beginning. Eg: 360 Secure Browser
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    Maria · 4 years ago
    Hi!

    I Would like to removed selected characters on my excel workbook, how will i do that? is there any formulas for it?

    your immediate advice is highly appreciated.

    Thanks & BR,
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    Carlos · 4 years ago
    Hi.
    I would like to remove the last characters by using find and replace, but with Excel's Visual Basic (with commands).
    I would like to create a file that loads an existing file and creates a new one, with the column edited.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Regards,
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    YODA · 4 years ago
    how can I mass delete a * in a excel spreadsheet description line?
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      Xavier · 4 years ago
      Hi Yoda,

      just do a find and replace. You can easily acces the function using CTRL+F.
      You will want to look for "*" and replace with ""
      basically, wherever excel finds * it will replace it with a blank.
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    N-tone · 5 years ago
    Thanks you for a very simple and a comprehensible approach. It works!!!! God bless you my dear Fellow-Anonymous!
    It took me 2 days of painful searches through Russian web and quite a number brain cells to find Excel Functions in Russian with explanatory notes provided, but all was in vain just because formulas refuse to work!! It seems like the accessibility and the total unwillingless to share common practices among my Russian colleagues, who just pretend they know *uck all about Microsoft products is still a big issue!!
    No, seriously, I owe u!
    Thanks!
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    narender · 5 years ago
    send the kutools for xp
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    Ramin Ramesh · 5 years ago
    hey tanx dears
    Replace All worked for me. hhhh very good trick..
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    SARPK · 5 years ago
    I want to delete the left 4 digit in whole sheet...

    for example 5895012032251........the result should be 012032251
    I can do the one only but how to do in whole worksheet..
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    Sachin Sawang · 5 years ago
    Hi Team,

    Need formula for removing first character from cell if it is special only.

    Kindly help...
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    Slamat · 5 years ago
    use subsitute function
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    Rao · 5 years ago
    Hi all
    Is there any way to remove Vowels from a alpha string. say 'Connector, the result supposed to be 'cnnctor'.
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      xavier · 5 years ago
      Hi,

      The easiest way is to do a Find and replace. Select you range, do ctrl-F then find O replace with blank. This will remove all,'O's and replace with no character, which will remove them.

      Do this with each vowel and you are done. No formula required
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    Lourie · 5 years ago
    Hi! Thank you so much for this article! It has saved me so much time.
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    Shabi · 5 years ago
    My string is like this "1400 10-07-1975"
    I want to keep only the first "1400"
    I tried, It worked for the first time with that search and replace function... but I'm unable to repeat it by putting "space*" in "find what" section
    Please help...
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      David · 5 years ago
      =LEFT(A1,SEARCH(" ",A1)-1) Should do the trick.
      Basically saying;
      I want text starting from the left of the string in A1, then i want to find the location of the first instance of a space and minus one from that. (otherwise your found string will contain the space).
      Simple enough, hope this helps.
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    Russell A · 5 years ago
    THANK GOD!!!! You just saved me two day's of work from Excel loosing all formatting. I'm going to champion this software for use within my group. You just got at least one new customer.
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    Indra Raj · 5 years ago
    I used this one RIGHT(B1, LEN(B1)-2)
    Thanks
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    CHRIS · 5 years ago
    I have data that contains both Chinese and English and I would like to trim the data so that only the English appears. The data is varying lengths and the Chinese characters I would liked trimmed are also varying lengths. How might I be able able to do this. The data looks like this:

    待摊车辆保险Prepaid vehicle insurance fee
    待摊保险费Prepaid insurance fee
    原材料Raw material
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    George · 5 years ago
    Hi,
    I need help with product database.

    I have names of products from database for example:
    /cars/new/car1.jpg
    /cars/car red2.jpg
    /trucks/new/for sale/34533.jpg

    So I need only the text after the last slash (jpg file name):
    car1.jpg
    car red2.jpg
    34533.jpg

    I can't predict how long it is part before slash / and after slash. It is different for different cells.

    Any solution? Thank you so much
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      shah · 4 years ago
      use column to text in data section
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    Aks · 5 years ago
    ABC xyz pq Replace Me(s)
    output: "ABC RE"
    EFG xyz pq Change This(
    output: "EFG CT"

    I have data similar to dummy data in above 2 lines in excel. Request your help to provide a formula that will replace the complete line with "RM" if found with text "Replace Me(s)" and "CT" if found with text "Change This("
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    SAMULA · 5 years ago
    25/06/1994
    27/12/1984
    01/07/1991
    12/02/1977
    12/02/1977
    09/07/1976
    01/01/1974
    01/01/1974
    hello, from the above, how do i remove the first characters, i want to remain with the last 4 digits eg 1977, 1976,
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      shah · 4 years ago
      =year(date)
      you can get year
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      Dave · 5 years ago
      [quote name="SAMULA"]25/06/1994
      27/12/1984
      01/07/1991
      12/02/1977
      12/02/1977
      09/07/1976
      01/01/1974
      01/01/1974
      hello, from the above, how do i remove the first characters, i want to remain with the last 4 digits eg 1977, 1976,[/quote]

      Try
      =RIGHT(A1,4)
      This says;
      Starting from the right of cell A1, give me the last 4 characters.
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    natalie · 5 years ago
    I just want to say "thank you" for this tip; it has been EXTREMELY helpful!
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    Zia Ahmed · 5 years ago
    [quote name="Dave"][quote name="Michael M."]Hi!
    I have issues applying the formula for removing the first 4 characters
    =RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-4)
    When I insert it into Excel it opens an error window, saying that the formula is incorrect and marking =RIGHT([b]A1,[/b] LEN(A1)-4).
    Why???[/quote]
    Your code works fine for me. may be an issue with your version of excel. try putting the len(a1)-1 in brackets.
    Failing that, tr;
    =MID(A1,5,LEN(A1))
    And, obviously, make sure you are not putting this code into cell A1.
    i realise that these comments take about a month or two to get added, but i hope this helps.[/quote]
    I nomally use this type of data sq/02/16/144/g/2/10 i want all data after last slash. what i do pls. guide
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      Dave · 5 years ago
      [quote name="Zia Ahmed"][quote name="Dave"][quote name="Michael M."]Hi!
      I have issues applying the formula for removing the first 4 characters
      =RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-4)
      When I insert it into Excel it opens an error window, saying that the formula is incorrect and marking =RIGHT([b]A1,[/b] LEN(A1)-4).
      Why???[/quote]
      Your code works fine for me. may be an issue with your version of excel. try putting the len(a1)-1 in brackets.
      Failing that, tr;
      =MID(A1,5,LEN(A1))
      And, obviously, make sure you are not putting this code into cell A1.
      i realise that these comments take about a month or two to get added, but i hope this helps.[/quote]
      I nomally use this type of data sq/02/16/144/g/2/10 i want all data after last slash. what i do pls. guide[/quote]

      try;
      =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-SEARCH("^^",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/","^^",LEN(A1)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/","")))))
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    Aman Gupta · 5 years ago
    what will the solution
    if have diffrent text in the colloum with some number whether in middle,in the beginning or in last how to remove all text in the colloum except numbers plz reply
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    Michael M. · 5 years ago
    Hi!
    I have issues applying the formula for removing the first 4 characters
    =RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-4)
    When I insert it into Excel it opens an error window, saying that the formula is incorrect and marking =RIGHT([b]A1,[/b] LEN(A1)-4).
    Why???
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      shah · 4 years ago
      =mid(A1,4,len(a1))
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      Dave · 5 years ago
      [quote name="Michael M."]Hi!
      I have issues applying the formula for removing the first 4 characters
      =RIGHT(A1, LEN(A1)-4)
      When I insert it into Excel it opens an error window, saying that the formula is incorrect and marking =RIGHT([b]A1,[/b] LEN(A1)-4).
      Why???[/quote]
      Your code works fine for me. may be an issue with your version of excel. try putting the len(a1)-1 in brackets.
      Failing that, tr;
      =MID(A1,5,LEN(A1))
      And, obviously, make sure you are not putting this code into cell A1.
      i realise that these comments take about a month or two to get added, but i hope this helps.
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    kittu · 5 years ago
    CPCB07-PV-0043-03
    I have this type of entries in 1000s.
    my task is to fill automatically, PV , in adjacent cell.
    how can I do this?
    kindly help
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      Xavier Daneau · 5 years ago
      your question is not clear, can you give more details?
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      Dave · 5 years ago
      [quote name="kittu"]CPCB07-PV-0043-03
      I have this type of entries in 1000s.
      my task is to fill automatically, PV , in adjacent cell.
      how can I do this?
      kindly help[/quote]

      =MID(A2,(SEARCH("-",A2,1)+1),(SEARCH("-",A2,(SEARCH("-",A2,1)+1))-(SEARCH("-",A2,1)+1)))

      So, this one assumes the PV is always enclosed in "-" and that it is always after the first "-".
      It will look in cell A2, and then look for the first instance of "-" and start the copy from after that point. To find the number of characters to copy, it will look for the first "-" and then look for the second "-" and calculate the number of characters in between by subtracting the position of the second dash from the position of the first.
      Its a lot simpler than i make it sound.
      If it will always be two characters, (PV for example, you can simplify it with;
      =MID(A2,(SEARCH("-",A2,1)+1),2)
      which will look for the first instance of "-" and copy the two characters after it.

      Hope this helps.