VBA Excel: remove specific string

Hello experts,

I have in a specific column the following values

Z_1toto585
Z1_toto868
Z3_TOTO85886

I would like to have a macro that do the following:

1-Ask the user "Please select the column in which you want to remove the specific string"
2-Remove all the string before toto so after I launch the macro the result should be the following:

toto585
toto868
TOTO85886

Thank you very much for your help.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Sub RemovePrefix()

Dim strCol As String
Dim lngLastRow As Long
Dim lngRow As Long

strCol = InputBox("Please select the column in which you want to remove the specific string", "Choose Column Letter")
lngLastRow = Range(strCol & "1048576").End(xlUp).Row

For lngRow = 1 To lngLastRow
    Cells(lngRow, strCol).Value = Split(Cells(lngRow, strCol).Value, "_")(1)
Next

End Sub

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LD16Author Commented:
Thank you Martin.  I see in your proposal that the reference is "_" however if we have z223toto133 the procedure is not going to work. The idea is to retain everything as of toto and exclude everything before toto.
Thank tou again for your help.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Will it always be "toto"? If not then what is the general rule?
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LD16Author Commented:
It will always be toto or TOTO.
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
OK then this should work.

Sub RemovePrefix()

Dim strCol As String
Dim lngLastRow As Long
Dim lngRow As Long
Dim intPos As Integer

strCol = InputBox("Please select the column in which you want to remove the specific string", "Choose Column Letter")
lngLastRow = Range(strCol & "1048576").End(xlUp).Row

For lngRow = 1 To lngLastRow
    intPos = InStr(1, UCase(Cells(lngRow, strCol).Value), "TOTO")
    If intPos > 0 Then
        Cells(lngRow, strCol).Value = Mid$(Cells(lngRow, strCol).Value, intPos)
    End If
Next

End Sub

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LD16Author Commented:
It works! Thank you!
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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