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extract data from cell in google spreadsheet

Posted on 2013-11-12
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lets say i have a text string in a1 in a google spreadsheet

Colonial Early Intervention Center (124)

I'd like b1 to display     124

There could be any number of characters and spaces prior to the first (

Thank you
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Question by:colonialiu20
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example only, change all E8 to the cell you need to reference


=right(left(E8,len(E8)-1),len(E8)-find("(",E8)-1)

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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

In XL it would be

=MID(A1,FIND("(",A1)+1,(FIND(")",A1)-1-FIND("(",A1)))

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Works even the the closing parenthesis not the last character

Regards
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