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Posted on 2013-11-07
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Dear Experts:

I got a huge data list with column headers where the (German) titles need to be extracted from a string in Column G:

Now the strings in Column G say for example:

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. John Doe
Prof. Dr. Elvis Costello
Prof. Jane Forseth
Dr. Miriam Sensing

I would like to run a macro that searches for the following strings (only! whole terms, no parts of the strings) ...
... Prof. Dr. Dr. med.
... Prof. Dr.
... Prof.
... Dr.
and extracts the found strings and inserts them in column H in the respective row.

The original string in Column G is to remain the same.

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

Regards, Andreas
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Question by:AndreasHermle
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi

pls try

Public Function fExtractTitles(strFullname As String) As String
Set WsF = Application.WorksheetFunction
fExtractTitles = ""
arrTitles = Split("Prof.,Dr.,med.", ",")
arrString = Split(strFullname, " ")
For idx = 0 To UBound(arrString)
bFound = False
    For Each ttl In arrTitles
        If arrString(idx) = ttl Then
            idxResult = idx + 1
            bFound = True
            Result = Left(strFullname, WsF.Search(Chr(127), WsF.Substitute(strFullname, " ", Chr(127), idxResult)) - 1)
        End If
    Next
If bFound = False Then Exit For
Next
fExtractTitles = Result

End Function

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Regards
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 39629854
Hi Rgonzo,

thank you very much for your swift and professional help. Looks very,very sophisticated to me.

Okay, I'll give it a try and let you know.

Regards, Andreas
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 39634861
Dear Rgonzo,

I am truly impressed! :)  this works just great!

This is real coding professionalism. Thank you very much for your great support.

Regards, Andreas
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