Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Parse everything after the comma

Posted on 2014-04-19
7
205 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-22
I have values in a column that I need to parse out the values that are after each comma in the string.  Leaving the original column intact.
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19,HJ-39,TH-20
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19,HJ-39
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19
1234-1234,AO-16

In the result location, which I would like in the column just to its right have the hyphen replaced with an underscore.
It does not matter if it is in a formula, or vba, but perfer a vba solution. Thanks.

Resulting columns would look something like:
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19,HJ-39,TH-20     AO_16     AO_19     HJ_39     TH_20
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19,HJ-39               AO_16     AO_19     HJ_39
1234-1234,AO-16,AO-19                        AO_16     AO_19
1234-1234,AO-16                                   AO_16
0
Comment
Question by:RWayneH
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Dan Craciun
Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
ID: 40010273
See the attached file, using Patrick Matthews's RegExpFind function.

HTH,
Dan
test.xlsm
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 40010321
Why not simply make a copy of the first column in the second column and then perform a text-to-column on the new column?
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 40010329
Here is a macro to do this

Sub Macro1()
    Range("A:A").Copy Range("B:B")
    Range("B:B").TextToColumns Destination:=Range("B1"), DataType:=xlDelimited, _
        TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True, _
        Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo _
        :=Array(Array(1, 9), Array(2, 1), Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)), _
        TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
End Sub
0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40010340
@Saqib Husain, Syed: because you need a SUBSTITUTE after the TTC: you need to change "-" to "_"
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Saqib Husain, Syed earned 250 total points
ID: 40010354
Sorry, I missed that part but that still does not justify the use of regex

Here is an updated macro.

Sub Macro1()
    Range("A:A").Copy Range("B:B")
    Range("B:B").Replace what:="-", replacement:="_"
    Range("B:B").TextToColumns Destination:=Range("B1"), DataType:=xlDelimited, _
        TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=True, _
        Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo _
        :=Array(Array(1, 9), Array(2, 1), Array(3, 1), Array(4, 1), Array(5, 1)), _
        TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
End Sub
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40010367
No, it does not. But I like regular expressions and still think it's cleaner and more readable.

=SUBSTITUTE(RegExpFind($A1,"\w*-\w*",2),"-", "_")
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RWayneH
ID: 40016490
Thanks for the help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
When you see single cell contains number and text, and you have to get any date out of it seems like cracking our heads.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question