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extract number sequence in excel

Posted on 2015-01-13
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I have data in the form:

1963 V5A1T 1001 6960
1964 V5A1T 6961 61346
1965 V5A1T 61347 92876

I would like to extract the number sequence after the second and third spaces and store in a separate column.

not sure how
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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Why not highlight the data, and select Data - Text to Columns - select Delimited - and select "Space" and Finish.
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by:Shaun Kline
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You can use:
=SEARCH(CHAR(127),SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",CHAR(127),<n>))

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to find the nth occurrence of a space. Using this with the MID formula:
MID(A2, SEARCH(CHAR(127),SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",CHAR(127),2)), SEARCH(CHAR(127),SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",CHAR(127),3)) - SEARCH(CHAR(127),SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",CHAR(127),2)))

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This formula will pull out the text between the 2nd and 3rd space if your text is in A2.
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by:PeterBaileyUk
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Thank you worked a treat very quick and simple
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