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REGEXTRACT expression to extract text between brackets

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Hi,

I'm looking to fix this formula so that it works as follows in google sheets:

Regex expression: \(.*?\)

Input: Jessica (M4KYYF)
Expected output: M4KYYF
Actual output: (M4KYYF)

Example online:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BFjqRAhuptQTOSYhtlkYQ2P55wIvdAaaKLOSAEAsG3I/

Any ideas?

Thanks
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may also use....
In E2
=MID(B2,FIND("(",B2)+1,FIND(")",B2)-FIND("(",B2)-1)

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and copy down.
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by:xenium
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Thanks yes i coudl do that but i want REGEX for neatness, and it's going into an array formula
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Okay try this...

In D2
=ARRAY_CONSTRAIN(ARRAYFORMULA(REGEXEXTRACT(B2,"\((.*?)\)")), 1, 1)

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=REGEXEXTRACT(B3,"\((.*?)\)")

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HTH,
Dan
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by:xenium
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Thanks Dan, that's perfect!

Subodh, thanks also, sorry i just noticed your answer is the same but i was distracted by the arrayformula
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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No problem.
Array formula was one you used on the sheet. I just modified the regex pattern. :)
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by:Dan Craciun
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You're welcome and I was glad to help.

You can click on "Request attention" and ask a mod to re-open the question if you want to accept it differently.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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@Dan

It's okay. I am happy that the issue got resolved for him.
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