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Posted on 2016-10-13
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Is it possible to search a cell for a particular line and put it in another cell.

For example
=findLine(A2,"Short Results:")

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Where in A2 holds:-

SUMMARY
------------------------------------------------------------------
Short Results: Nothing to be done
Operation completed at 18:29:33 on 12/10/2016
Total duration: 00:29:30
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And the result of the fomula will be:-
Nothing to be done

If there isnt then Ill make my own function in VBA, just thought Id ask
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Question by:tonelm54
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

pls try
Function FindLine(rng As Range, strText As String) As String
For Each Ln In Split(rng.Value, Chr(10))
    If Trim(Ln) Like strText & "*" Then
        Res = Trim(Mid(Trim(Ln), Len(strText) + 1))
        Exit For
    End If
Next
FindLine = Res
End Function

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Regards
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by:NBVC
ID: 41841847
Perhaps something like:

=TRIM(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("Short Results:",A2)),MID(A2,LEN("Short Results:")+1,FIND(CHAR(10),A2)-LEN("Short Results:")),""))
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by:Danny Child
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Do you just want to check a bunch of cells that contain multiple lines for the "Short Results:" text entry, and if found, display "Nothing to be done" ?

if so, try this:
=IF(FIND("Short Results:",A2)>0,"Nothing to be done","")
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