Extracting Specifc Text from Excel String (In, Out Values)


I copied some data from report and pasted into the excel the lines look something like this.

[Random Alphanumeric Chars of Varying Lengths] In=323 Out=69540 [Random Alphanumeric Chars of Varying Lengths].

What I am looking to do is extract the 'In' and 'Out' values into to separate columns.

I am using the following formula's but it doesn't work at all, all I am getting is #VALUE and I don't understand why.

=REPLACE(REPLACE(A1,FIND(" ",A1,FIND("In=",A1)),LEN(A1),""),1,FIND("In=",A1)+2,"")
=REPLACE(REPLACE(A1,FIND(" ",A1,FIND("Out=",A1)),LEN(A1),""),1,FIND("Out=",A1)+3,"")

Any ideas?
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAsked:
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Naresh PatelTraderCommented:
I am getting values as per your formula 323 & 69540.

I don't seem any fault.

Naresh PatelTraderCommented:
just one try - change format to Text & then apply formula for that range.

Are  there are characters after Out=69540?
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
I tested several random strings with " In-323 Out=69540 " inside them and the formulas work for me.  So long as there is a space before "In" and after the value for Out, it looks like it should work.  

Maybe there are non-printable characters in the source string?  Try a TRIM and/or CLEAN function on it first and see if that resolves the issue.


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Try this one with number format, if it is working, then change the text format.
Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Could you provide a sample file with some of the lines you pasted?  Maybe we can replicate the issue and resolve.

ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Cheers that was it, I had hyperlink into source column and that was causing the error.
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