Excel - Split strings based on contents

Hi Gurus,

matthewspatrick helped me with a great function:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_25868922.html

To split address below. I just need a macro now that looks at the address in column "A" and inserts columns for the Number, Address and Street type and uses the functions then pastes the results.

Thanks guys - been a huge week for getting automated tasks done - thank experts-exchange.

Regards,

the greals.


Function RegExpFind(LookIn As String, PatternStr As String, Optional Pos, _
    Optional MatchCase As Boolean = True, Optional ReturnType As Long = 0, _
    Optional MultiLine As Boolean = False)
     
    ' Function written by Patrick G. Matthews.  You may use and distribute this code freely,
    ' as long as you properly credit and attribute authorship and the URL of where you
    ' found the code
     
    ' For more info, please see:
    ' http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Using-Regular-Expressions-in-Visual-Basic-for-Applications-and-Visual-Basic-6.html 
     
    ' This function relies on the VBScript version of Regular Expressions, and thus some of
    ' the functionality available in Perl and/or .Net may not be available.  The full extent
    ' of what functionality will be available on any given computer is based on which version
    ' of the VBScript runtime is installed on that computer
     
    ' This function uses Regular Expressions to parse a string (LookIn), and return matches to a
    ' pattern (PatternStr).  Use Pos to indicate which match you want:
    ' Pos omitted               : function returns a zero-based array of all matches
    ' Pos = 1                   : the first match
    ' Pos = 2                   : the second match
    ' Pos = <positive integer>  : the Nth match
    ' Pos = 0                   : the last match
    ' Pos = -1                  : the last match
    ' Pos = -2                  : the 2nd to last match
    ' Pos = <negative integer>  : the Nth to last match
    ' If Pos is non-numeric, or if the absolute value of Pos is greater than the number of
    ' matches, the function returns an empty string.  If no match is found, the function returns
    ' an empty string.  (Earlier versions of this code used zero for the last match; this is
    ' retained for backward compatibility)
     
    ' If MatchCase is omitted or True (default for RegExp) then the Pattern must match case (and
    ' thus you may have to use [a-zA-Z] instead of just [a-z] or [A-Z]).
     
    ' ReturnType indicates what information you want to return:
    ' ReturnType = 0            : the matched values
    ' ReturnType = 1            : the starting character positions for the matched values
    ' ReturnType = 2            : the lengths of the matched values
     
    ' If you use this function in Excel, you can use range references for any of the arguments.
    ' If you use this in Excel and return the full array, make sure to set up the formula as an
    ' array formula.  If you need the array formula to go down a column, use TRANSPOSE()
     
    ' Note: RegExp counts the character positions for the Match.FirstIndex property as starting
    ' at zero.  Since VB6 and VBA has strings starting at position 1, I have added one to make
    ' the character positions conform to VBA/VB6 expectations
     
    ' Normally as an object variable I would set the RegX variable to Nothing; however, in cases
    ' where a large number of calls to this function are made, making RegX a static variable that
    ' preserves its state in between calls significantly improves performance
     
    Static RegX As Object
    Dim TheMatches As Object
    Dim Answer()
    Dim Counter As Long
     
    ' Evaluate Pos.  If it is there, it must be numeric and converted to Long
     
    If Not IsMissing(Pos) Then
        If Not IsNumeric(Pos) Then
            RegExpFind = "" 
            Exit Function
        Else
            Pos = CLng(Pos)
        End If
    End If
     
    ' Evaluate ReturnType
     
    If ReturnType < 0 Or ReturnType > 2 Then
        RegExpFind = "" 
        Exit Function
    End If
     
    ' Create instance of RegExp object if needed, and set properties
     
    If RegX Is Nothing Then Set RegX = CreateObject("VBScript.RegExp")
    With RegX
        .Pattern = PatternStr
        .Global = True
        .IgnoreCase = Not MatchCase
        .MultiLine = MultiLine
    End With
         
    ' Test to see if there are any matches
     
    If RegX.Test(LookIn) Then
         
        ' Run RegExp to get the matches, which are returned as a zero-based collection
         
        Set TheMatches = RegX.Execute(LookIn)
         
        ' Test to see if Pos is negative, which indicates the user wants the Nth to last
        ' match.  If it is, then based on the number of matches convert Pos to a positive
        ' number, or zero for the last match
         
        If Not IsMissing(Pos) Then
            If Pos < 0 Then
                If Pos = -1 Then
                    Pos = 0
                Else
                     
                    ' If Abs(Pos) > number of matches, then the Nth to last match does not
                    ' exist.  Return a zero-length string
                     
                    If Abs(Pos) <= TheMatches.Count Then
                        Pos = TheMatches.Count + Pos + 1
                    Else
                        RegExpFind = "" 
                        GoTo Cleanup
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        End If
         
        ' If Pos is missing, user wants array of all matches.  Build it and assign it as the
        ' function's return value
         
        If IsMissing(Pos) Then
            ReDim Answer(0 To TheMatches.Count - 1)
            For Counter = 0 To UBound(Answer)
                Select Case ReturnType
                    Case 0: Answer(Counter) = TheMatches(Counter)
                    Case 1: Answer(Counter) = TheMatches(Counter).FirstIndex + 1
                    Case 2: Answer(Counter) = TheMatches(Counter).Length
                End Select
            Next
            RegExpFind = Answer
         
        ' User wanted the Nth match (or last match, if Pos = 0).  Get the Nth value, if possible
         
        Else
            Select Case Pos
                Case 0                          ' Last match
                    Select Case ReturnType
                        Case 0: RegExpFind = TheMatches(TheMatches.Count - 1)
                        Case 1: RegExpFind = TheMatches(TheMatches.Count - 1).FirstIndex + 1
                        Case 2: RegExpFind = TheMatches(TheMatches.Count - 1).Length
                    End Select
                Case 1 To TheMatches.Count      ' Nth match
                    Select Case ReturnType
                        Case 0: RegExpFind = TheMatches(Pos - 1)
                        Case 1: RegExpFind = TheMatches(Pos - 1).FirstIndex + 1
                        Case 2: RegExpFind = TheMatches(Pos - 1).Length
                    End Select
                Case Else                       ' Invalid item number
                    RegExpFind = "" 
            End Select
        End If
     
    ' If there are no matches, return empty string
     
    Else
        RegExpFind = "" 
    End If
     
Cleanup:
    ' Release object variables
     
    Set TheMatches = Nothing
     
End Function
thegrealsAsked:
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cyberkiwiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

You can use this Sub

Sub X
    Range("B2").Formula = "=LEFT(A2,SEARCH("" "",A2)-1)"
    Range("C2").Formula = "=MID(A2,SEARCH("" "",A2)+1,LEN(A2)-SEARCH("" "",A2)-LEN(D2)-(D2<>""""))"
    Range("D2").Formula = "=TRIM(RegExpFind(A2,"" (street|st|road|rd|avenue|ave|boulevard|blvd|circle|cir|way|lane|ln)$"",1,FALSE))"
    Dim r As Range
    Set r = Intersect(ActiveSheet.UsedRange.EntireRow, ActiveSheet.Range("B2:D2").EntireColumn)
    Range("B2:D2").Select
    Selection.AutoFill Destination:=r.Offset(1).Resize(r.Rows.Count - 1)
End Sub
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thegrealsAuthor Commented:
Hi Gurus,

Just for clarity, I need these forumulas pasted:

B2     =LEFT(A2,SEARCH(" ",A2)-1)
C2     =MID(A2,SEARCH(" ",A2)+1,LEN(A2)-SEARCH(" ",A2)-LEN(D2)-(D2<>""))
D2     =TRIM(RegExpFind(A2," (street|st|road|rd|avenue|ave|boulevard|blvd|circle|cir|way|lane|ln)$",1,FALSE))
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cyberkiwiCommented:
If there is already something in B-D, then you can insert new columns using

    Columns("B:D").Select
    Selection.Insert Shift:=xlToRight, CopyOrigin:=xlFormatFromLeftOrAbove
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thegrealsAuthor Commented:
Hey Cyberkiwi,

Genius!
Works exactly how I want!
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