Data Cleansing & Text Formulas with Excel 2010

Hello Experts,

Below is a very interesting VBA procedure that would remove any text between brackets:

     Sub supprparen()
        For Each cel In Range("A:A")
           Do While InStr(cel, "(") > 0
              cel.Value = Replace(cel, Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1), "")
           Loop
        Next cel
     End Sub

For example, the following text:
OMI (ANNEM) (DRAMA EDIT V.)

Will become:
OMI

I need to revise the above procedure in order to adress two small issues:

1) Some text will have one bracket only "(" without the end bracket ")". Following is an example:
OMI (ANNEM) (DRAMA EDIT V


 This causes the procedure to stop with an error. Accordingly, we need to handle the error by either leaving the text as is or removing it "(DRAMA EDIT V"

2) The other issue is that I need to keep the season information with the TV program name. For example:
Desperate Houswives (7)  ---> This means Season 7, and I have to keep it, so I want to build some logic into the procedure that if the content between the brackets is numeric, then keep it.

Appreciate your help.
Hani
MehawitchiAsked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Try this:
Sub supprparen()
    Dim RegExp           As Object
    Dim strPattern       As String
    Set RegExp = CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
    strPattern = "(\([^\d]+\))"
    With RegExp
        .Global = True
        .Pattern = strPattern
        For Each cel In Range("A:A")
            If Len(cel.Value) > 0 Then cel.Value = .Replace(cel.Value, "")
        Next cel
    End With
End Sub

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
For the first issue

     Sub supprparen()
        For Each cel In Range("A:A")
           Do While InStr(cel, "(") > 0 and InStr(cel, ")") > 0
              cel.Value = Replace(cel, Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1), "")
           Loop
        Next cel
     End Sub
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
I do not have access to excel at the moment but try replacing

cel.Value = Replace(cel, Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1), "")


with

if val(Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "(")+1, InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") - 1))>0 then
   cel.Value = Replace(cel, Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1), "")
end if
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MehawitchiAuthor Commented:
Thanks ssaqibh/rorya - Both your solutions for first problem worked.

As for 2nd problem (keeping the brackets that include number), the solution suggested by ssaqibh got me into an endless loop without solving the issue.

I understand you (ssaqibh) don't have access to Excel for trial now, but once you have a chance, you probably need to tweak it a little bit

Thank you
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Mine should work for numbers inside brackets.
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Ok Try this

     Sub supprparen()
        For Each cel In Range("A:A")
           ss = ""
           Do While InStr(cel, "(") > 0 And InStr(cel, ")") > 0
                If Val(Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "(") + 1, InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") - 1)) > 0 Then
                    ss = ss & Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1)
                End If
                   cel.Value = Replace(cel, Mid(cel, InStr(cel, "("), InStr(cel, ")") - InStr(cel, "(") + 1), "")
           Loop
           If ss <> "" Then cel.Value = cel.Value & ss
        Next cel
     End Sub
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