Extract folder from path - Excel Formula


Pretty simple one I think...If I have say:

..in a cell could I write a formula in the cell next to it that would extract the folder that the file is in, so for the above example the formula would return *folder5* as the file.xls is in folde5.

So basically the formula would be returing what is in the inbetween the last forward slashes /***/, 'folder5'..

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Assuming that value is in A1 then perhaps:

=TRIM(LEFT(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"/",REPT(" ",250)),500),250))

Note that I saw you had a forward slash as the folder delimiter - did you mean a backslash instead?  If so then:

=TRIM(LEFT(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\",REPT(" ",250)),500),250))


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jasocke2Author Commented:

I did mean backslash!!

Works a treat, many thanks.

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