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excel cut text with brackets from name

Posted on 2014-09-11
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I'm getting in sheet1   TARGAS FORREA, JOSE LUIS (INTERN)  

with      =GROSS(sheet2!$B2)

How could i cut always the text with brackets in sheet B2?

for the example should be       TARGAS FORREA, JOSE LUIS
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by:Montoya
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so you simply want to delete the text between the parentheses, including the parentheses?
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by:helpfinder
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text to columns applied on B2 with delimiter set as left bracket
result will be as in sample attached
sample.xlsx
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by:Mandy_
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including the parentheses
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by:helpfinder
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or simply mark all cells which you want to remove parentheses. Use Replace feature (press ctrl+H) and type (*) - type exactly asterisk in parentheses and "replace with" field leave blank as it is by default
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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pls try

=UPPER(IFERROR(MID(B2,1,FIND("(",B2)-1),B2))
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by:Mandy_
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Thank you so much.
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