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# PARSE FROM STRING

Posted on 2001-08-11
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have a string:

05936-7015632987-1259

i want to only extract between

-701 and -1259

the length of the string in between those two varies.

how do i do it.

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Question by:jsopher
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ID: 6376228
Dim x As String
Dim sParse As String

x = "05936-7015632987-1259"

sParse = Mid(x, InStr(x, "-701") + 4)
sParse = Left(sParse, InStr(sParse, "-1259") - 1)

MsgBox sParse

OR maybe

Dim x As String
Dim sParse As String

x = "05936-7015632987-1259"

sParse = Mid(x, 10, 7)
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jklmn earned 400 total points
ID: 6376231
Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim s As String, s1 As String, s2 As String, n1 As Long, n2 As Long
s = "05936-7015632987-1259"
s1 = "-701"
s2 = "-1259"
n1 = InStr(s, s1) + Len(s1)
n2 = InStr(s, s2) - n1
s = Mid(s, n1, n2)
Print s
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Author Comment

ID: 6376240
thanks man, nice code
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Expert Comment

ID: 6376250
If you can count on the hyphen being there, but not 701 or 1259, (although assuming a sub-string with the same length being in their places) then you would need the following.

Option Explicit

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Debug.Print fParse("05936-7015632987-1259")
End Sub

Public Function fParse(strFull As String) As String
Dim lngS As Long, lngL As Long

lngS = InStr(strFull, "-") + 4
lngL = InStrRev(strFull, "-") - lngS
If lngL > 0 Then
fParse = Mid\$(strFull, lngS, lngL)
End If

End Function

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Expert Comment

ID: 6376261
I see, you're giving your friend the points

my code was first, and is actually more economical & gave the same results, didn't it

EXPLAIN YOURSELF!!!
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Author Comment

ID: 6376325
first off, i don't have friends on EE - i have resources for my vb q's.

i used the code i felt to work the best.

if you have a problem with that, take it up with the folks that run this terrific site.

NO MORE EXPLANATION NEEDED! @#\$%@%\$@\$#^%@#\$
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