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Formula to extract cell contents in front of manual line break

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Dear Experts:

I got hundreds of cells in a column with manual line breaks (Alt + Enter). I wonder whether it is possible to extract the cell contents in front of the manual line breaks using VBA code or a formula.

I have attached a sample for your convenience.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas

Formula-Extracting-Text-Before-M.xlsx
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=LEFT(B4,SEARCH(CHAR(10),B4)-1)

for example
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Note that assumes there is always a line feed. Safer to use

=IFERROR(LEFT(B4,SEARCH(CHAR(10),B4)-1),B4)

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by:AndreasHermle
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Dear rorya:

I sure love this forum. Thank you very much for your swift and professional support.

Regards, Andreas
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Andreas,

You are most welcome. It is always a pleasure to deal with you :)

Rory
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