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Excel Formula add SUBSTITUTE(B1;" "."") to formula from splitting displayname

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hi,

In Cell "G2" i have this formula

=TRIM(MID(C2,FIND(",",C2,1)+1,IFERROR(FIND("(",C2,1)-FIND(",",C2,1)-1,LEN(C2)))))

C2 is:  Jones, Mike

The result in G2 is  "Mike"   Firstname

in Cell "H2" i have this formula

=MID(C2,1,(SEARCH(",",C2))-1))

The result in H2 is  "Jones"   Lastname

so far so good but how can replace spaces or - or with "." when the displayname looks like that:

Jones-ryan, Mike Michael         Result G2 should be mike.michael and H2 jones.ryan
Jones ryan, Michael Mike         Result G2 michael.mike and H2 jones.ryan
Jones, Dimitri Jack Michael      Result G2 dimitri.jack.michael and H2 jones

The last one is different
Jones, Michael Jack (12345)      Result G2 michael.jack and H2 jones.12345


I tried different formula with =SUBSTITUTE(G2;" ";"") but still not working

Could anyone assist how to solve that, please?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mandy
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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For all but the last one, this should work:

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(MID(C3,FIND(",",C3,1)+1,IFERROR(FIND("(",C3,1)-FIND(",",C3,1)-1,LEN(C3))))," ","."),"-",".")

and

=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(MID(C3,1,(SEARCH(",",C3))-1)," ","."),"-",".")

But the 'different' one -> do the numbers belong to the last name? If so, why are they the 'first name' field?
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Glenn Ray earned 400 total points
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For the first name (deep breath):
=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(IF(ISERROR(FIND("(",C2)),MID(C2,FIND(",",C2)+2,30),MID(C2,FIND(",",C2)+2,FIND("(",C2)-FIND(",",C2)-3))),"-",".")," ",".")

For the last name (inhale):
=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(IF(ISERROR(FIND("(",C2)),LEFT(C2,FIND(",",C2)-1),LEFT(C2,FIND(",",C2)-1)&"."&MID(C2,FIND("(",C2)+1,LEN(C2)-FIND("(",C2)-1))),"-",".")," ",".")

If there are compound last names like:
Washington Carver, George (123)
the last name will be
Washington.Carver.123

Side note:  These look like data from Active Directory, but I too am confused that the number (probably representing identical name listings) is after the comma.  In our system, for example, the numbers are concatenated to the last name (ex., Ray2).


Regards,
-Glenn
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by:Mandy_
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you both are my personal heroes. Thank you muchisimo ;-)
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by:Glenn Ray
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You're welcome.  Looks like quite a project you've got going there.  Moving to new email servers, are we? :-)
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